The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter AckroydWhen two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the worlds most accomplished and prolific authors.
This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victors purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men—the resurrectionists—whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity.
Filled with literary lights of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century.
Tippi Hedren: Hitchcock Ruined My Career - HPL
At one point, when they were both in the back of a limousine, the director lunged at Hedren and tried to kiss her. After she rebuffed him, he chilled toward her. The year-old actress sees parallels between what happened to her with Hitchcock and the sexual harassment and abuse scandal roiling the movie business.
Tippi Hedren interview: 'Hitchcock put me in a mental prison'
Hitchcock, who died in , tracked her down after seeing her in a commercial for meal replacement shakes, and signed her to a five-year movie contract. After that, Hedren alleges, Hitchcock developed an unhealthy relationship with the actress. Hedren further claims that Hitchcock would stalk her, telling his driver to pass by her home, and detailed an incident in which he allegedly tried to kiss her in the back of his limo. Stone will portray de Vil, the villain who is obsessed with capturing the titular puppies in the animated classic. An adorable yeti will help close out a surprisingly promising September at the domestic box office.
Do Hitchcock and The Girl reveal the horrible truth about Hitch?
It is based on Donald Spoto 's book, Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies , which discusses the English film director Hitchcock and the women who played leading roles in his films. The Girl ' s title was inspired by Hitchcock's alleged nickname for Hedren. The film depicts Hitchcock's alleged obsession with Hedren, the American model and actress he brought from relative obscurity to star in his film The Birds. Hitchcock becomes infatuated with his leading lady; when she rebuffs his advances, he subjects her to a series of traumatic experiences during the filming of The Birds. Hitchcock's obsession with Hedren continues when she stars in his next production, Marnie. Hedren grows increasingly uncomfortable with his attentions, and decides that she needs to escape the situation.