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Alternative_Effort t1_j2b1hnj wrote

In the movie, ya gotta have somebody for Frankenstein to talk to. The book full of stream-of-consciousness monologues -- so the assistant doesn't say much, just listens.


DroolingIguana t1_j2c07fg wrote

For the entire book he's talking to Robert Walton.


Alternative_Effort t1_j2c4kd0 wrote

A 1931 audience didn't yet have the cinematic language to understand the "voice over flashback narration". That didn't happen until 1939's Wuthering Heights.