What's the Difference between Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus the Book and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein the Movie?


Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Released: 1818
Author: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Released: 1994
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
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In the Book In the Movie
Victor Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein
Portrayed by: Kenneth Branagh
Robert Walton
Robert Walton
Portrayed by: Aidan Quinn
Professor Waldman
Professor Waldman
Portrayed by: John Cleese
The Creature
The Creature
Portrayed by: Robert De Niro
Elizabeth Lavenza
Portrayed by: Helena Bonham Carter
Gavin Poje
Portrayed by: Dane Sickinger
Henry Clerval
Henry Clerval
Portrayed by: Tom Hulce
Ernest Frankenstein
This Character does not appear.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Henry and Victor are childhood friends; Victor initially goes to Ingolstadt alone, but Henry joins him there after several years. Victor meets Henry at Ingolstadt.
   The details as to how Victor creates the creature's body parts are left unknown. Victor uses Professor Waldman's brain and pieces of criminals' corpses to assemble the creature's body.
   Victor uses an unkown process to create what would have been the monster's bride, which he destroys before bringing to life. Victor brings Elizabeth back to life, with the monster attempting to take her as his bride.
   Victor's mother dies from Scarlett fever. Victor's mother dies while giving birth.
   Through his own studies and experiments, Victor Frankenstein develops a secret way of artificially creating life. Victor discovers the secret to creating life after examining the deceased Professor Waldman's research.
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