Talk:Son of Frankenstein
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I have added plot information but have been interupted and need to get offline-user:Dr.Septimus
This is not NPOV at all.
Agreed. This article is far from neutral. It speaks of the movies quality as if it were fact.
This article is in desperate need of an almost complete rewrite, something I don't really have the time to do at the moment, but it is not even close to NPOV, in fact it reads as though the author decided to play movie critic. Rather than stick to facts, the whole article is full of opinions. If no one feels up to the task, I might start doing a little bit at a time, but the whole article needs a lot of work.
I'm not sure exactly where to put this note, so, what the heck, here is fine. There's a reference to the "Universal Horrors" documentary which says that Son of F was originally to be shot in color but the process was abandoned when the Monster looked too green-- or some nonsense. Citing the documentary is fine, if you go strictly by Wiki standards, but the claim is bunk. A single Technicolor test of the Monster was shot (and discovered in 1999, then promptly lost again by Universal. Brilliant), and a single reference appeared in the trades about them planning to shoot in color, but that's all. The director/producer Rowland Lee specifically said "No" when asked if the film had been meant for color, as did the co-star Josephine Hutchinson. And the meme keeps getting repeated again and again.
So, what to do? Yes, there's a proper citation according to Wikipedia standards-- but it's quoting erroneous information (and, naturally, the documentary itself does not have footnotes to get back to some original source.)
Delete the line? Equivocate? Back up 10 yards and punt?
- the original village of Frankenstein is stated to be near the actual city states of Baveria, Germany probably reflective of the real world effects against Germany during World War II
What does this mean? First, what do you mean by "original" village? Neither of the previous two movies had a village named Frankenstein. Second, Bavaria (not Baveria) is not a city state, it is a state, and it doesn't contain any city states. Third, the movie was made in 1938, almost a year before World War II began in Europe, so what does "probably reflective of the real world effects against Germany during World War II" mean?
- This would be later removed in the 2004 Universal Van Helsing film where the creature would once again be created in a fictional version of the real-life Transylvania
What do you mean by "would once again be created" in Transylvania? The Frankenstein monster was never created in Transylvania, not in the novel, nor in any of the Universal movies. Dracula began in Transylvania, not Frankenstein. — Walloon 06:00, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
- Why? YF also owes something to Bride too; it isn't a direct remake. Philip Cross (talk) 10:58, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Ygor deserves a separate entry, I agee. Also, he was not a blacksmith, as many believe but rather a shepherd. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Telegonus (talk • contribs) 09:09, 27 March 2013 (UTC)