james whale at film forum
For those who are greater fans of a big fright than of Christmas carols, the New York Film Forum is presenting some of James Whale´s most acclaimed movies. Whale, director and pioneer of the horror genre, brought to life some of the most memorable Hollywood movies of all time. He introduced the legendary Frankenstein character to cinema audiences and was one of the first directors in Hollywood to ever use a highly mobile camera.
Apart from his horror hits, Whale also experimented with other movie genres - some of his most famous non-horror films, Waterloo Bridge (1931), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) and the musical Show Boat (1936), will also be screened this coming week.