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Frankenstein (Colavito): Frankenstein: Stage & Screen

Created for the Dr. Colavito's fall 2018 FYS and EN390 courses.

Find Films

Poster for the 1931 Frankenstein film by Universal Studios.

More than books ...

This 1931 Frankenstein film is available on DVD at Irwin Library. We have other DVDs, CDs, and music scores available for checkout. There's even some vinyl records in the basement, and a record player/converter than you can use.

You can find these items via WorldCat Discovery - just enter your search terms and use the Format filters to limit to whatever you'd like to explore.

There are a LOT of films based on Frankenstein! Here's a list of collected titles from 1910-2005, and here's another crowd-sourced list from Wikipedia. If you have a film that you'd like to see that we don't have at Butler,  you can request the item via PALShare or Interlibrary Loan

Prefer to view your films digitally? We have a couple online streaming collections you should know about - accessible from on or off-campus with your Butler login:

Frankenstein poster 1931 by unknown. Public domain.

Film & Theatre Resources


Databases, which include mostly articles and scholarly works

The links below connect you with Butler Libraries' databases. Each of these includes different content - read through the description and select the one that most pertains to the info you want to locate.

Frankenstein is a good search term to begin with, but you may find the need to be more specific. You can narrow down your search by using the limiters built into the database or adding "and" with another good keyword (ex: Frankenstein and horror).


Reviews can be great ways to learn how movies were perceived upon their initial release. You can find these via several open websites (some listed below) or a couple of our library databases. Note that within the databases, you often will have to locate the "review" limiter to sort out other types of materials.

Evaluating Media Literacy: Images, Audio, Video

Click on the icon above (or link here) to view a LibGuide page about Evaluating Media.

Looking at images, audio, or video requires a different perspective than looking at text alone. These criteria will serve you better than the CRAAP test. They will get you thinking about the work in a critical way and serve as a great starting place when you begin writing about media.



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