Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Great Moments In Movie Shelves #59

There's this great scene in James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein -- just to be clear they are all great scenes in James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein -- where the prancing Dr. Pretorius (played with expert prance by Ernest Thesiger) shows up and invades Dr. Frankenstein's happy hetero home with the doctor's broad-shouldered secret.

Frankenstein's love Elizabeth has already been scurried off to the other room, lest she get in the boys way. This is between a doctor, another even gayer doctor, and the big beautiful man baby they have created, after all.

Anyway there's so much conspiratorial kneeling in front of each other in this movie, you guys, you have no idea until you start to take notice of such things. (The scene between the Monster and the Old Man in his cottage is basically the '30s version of the pup-tent scene in Brokeback Mountain.) Oh and shelves! Those are some nice shelves, right? If you have to be raped by the corpse you brought back to life via lightning bolt it might as well be in front of some nice shelves, that's what I always say.

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