Those who read Number 16 regularly know that I am a film buff. Due to COVID-19, I have not watched a film at a movie theatre since March. Yes. one can always view a movie in the comfort of one's own home, but it's not the same as sitting in a cinema. It's not the same as being part of an audience. I miss attending movies terribly. Alas, I will have to be patient until the situation improves.
During this pandemic, my husband and I have been watching a film at home every Saturday night. Since tonight is Halloween, we decided to watch the 1931 version of Frankenstein. It's an American pre-code film, directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmie Jr. It was adapted from a 1927 play by Peggy Webling, which was based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus. Boris Karloff, of course, played the Frankenstein monster in the 1931 film. He delivered a great performance without uttering a single word.