Frankenstein Without Frankenstein: The Iron Giant and the Absent Creator (Critical Essay)

Frankenstein Without Frankenstein: The Iron Giant and the Absent Creator (Critical Essay)


  • Author: T.S. Miller
  • Release Date : 2010-09-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • File Size: 112093 Bytes


MARY SHELLEY'S 1818 NOVEL FRANKENSTEIN HAS INSPIRED AN ALMOST uncountable number of film adaptations, many of which have in turn spawned their own sequels, series, spin-offs, mega-franchises, and finally parodies: the Frankenstein tradition has matured and mutated to include everyone from Abbot and Costello to Mel Brooks and Herman Munster. Somewhere near the top of this estimable heap, I would place Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant (1999), which we can conceive of as itself a sort of dramatic "reanimation" of the 1968 children's novel by Ted Hughes. Indeed, the adaptation borrows little from the book other than its title and its central characters, (1) and director Bird reconfigures Hughes's thematic concerns such that Shelley's novel and Ja...

Give Me A Ring

Give Me A Ring


  • Author: Mickey Vann & Richard Coomber
  • Release Date : 2012-05-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 977339 Bytes


Micky Vann is one of the world's top boxing referees. He has been involved in more than 350 championship fights, over 100 of which were world title fights. Outspoken and brutally honest, his hard-hitting views have often found him at the centre of controversy. The biggest night of his career - the 'Battle of Britain' world heavyweight clash between Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis - saw him on the mat for a four-letter outburst broadcast across the world.Vann is the son of showman Hal Denver and the grandson of The Silver King, who included the Elephant Man in his sideshows. In Give Me A Ring, he pulls no punches as he reveals the truth about his unusual childhood, spent between a Dickensian foster home and the circus; the bribe he was accused of taking ...

The Art of the Iron Giant

The Art of the Iron Giant


  • Author : Ramin Zahed
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608877876


The Art of the Iron Giant Book Description :

This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Director Brad Bird's (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) acclaimed film The Iron Giant is considered by both fans, critics, and animation historians to be one of the best hand-drawn animated features of the past fifty years. Now, in conjunction with a special theatrical re-release, this beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Offering interviews with Bird and his team of artists, this handsome volume also includes exclusive art from the newly restored scenes featu...

The Art of the Iron Giant

The Art of the Iron Giant


  • Author : Ramin Zahed
  • Publisher : Insight Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608878880


The Art of the Iron Giant Book Description :

This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. In director Brad Bird’s beloved and critically acclaimed 1999 movie The Iron Giant, an inquisitive young boy named Hogarth Hughes forms a powerful friendship with a robot visitor from outer space. Set in the days of the Cold War, the film follows the adventures of Hogarth and the Iron Giant as they try to escape a town’s hysteria, a shady government agent, and the US military. Featuring the voices of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, and Eli Marienthal, The Iron Giant is considered one of the classic animated gems of the er...

The Iron Giant
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Iron Giant


  • Author : Ted Hughes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0375801677


The Iron Giant Book Description :

The fearsome iron giant becomes a hero when he challenges a huge space monster....

The Iron Woman
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Iron Woman


  • Author : Ted Hughes
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571289097


The Iron Woman Book Description :

Mankind for has polluted the seas, lakes and rivers. The Iron Woman has come to take revenge. Lucy understands the Iron Woman's rage and she too wants to save the water creatures from their painful deaths. But she also wants to save her town from total destruction. She needs help. Who better to call on but Hogarth and the Iron Man . . .? A sequel and companion volume to Ted Hughes' The Iron Man, this new, child-friendly setting will be treasured by a new generation of readers....

The Iron Man
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Iron Man


  • Author : Ted Hughes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1406329576


The Iron Man Book Description :

A clanking iron giant topples from a cliff and lies smashed on the rocks below. Then his various parts begin to stir and reach out for one another. The Iron Man is ready to walk again, and he is very hungry....

The Art of Big Hero 6
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Art of Big Hero 6


  • Author : Jessica Julius
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452145259


The Art of Big Hero 6 Book Description :

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie's U.S. release, features concept art from the film's creation—including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more—illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure. Copyright ©2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved....

Conquering the Iron Giant

Conquering the Iron Giant


  • Author : Graham Jarvis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Autobiographies
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1474612857


Conquering the Iron Giant Book Description :

Graham Jarvis has been at the top of off-road motorcycling for the best part of twenty-five years and has competed in hundreds of competitions and races all over the world, from TV's Junior Kickstart in the early 1990s to the fabled and ridiculously perilous Erzberg Rodeo, which Graham has won a record-equalling five times and is one of motorsport's most feared events. Having excelled at Trials and Enduro, Graham then moved into the high-octane world of Hard Enduro, one of the most exhilarating sports on two wheels. Since then, he has all but dominated the sport and has won Hard Enduro's five major events - the Erzberg Rodeo, the Red Bull Sea to Sky, the Red Bull Romaniacs, the Tough One and Hell's Gate - on no fewer than thirty occasions, making him...

Hand Drawn Vancouver

Hand Drawn Vancouver


  • Author : Emma FitzGerald
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780147531216


Hand Drawn Vancouver Book Description :

Visitors and locals alike will love this book of whimsical sketches of Vancouver, British Columbia, accompanied by thoughtful observations and snippets of overheard conversations. Take a tour of Vancouver's sights and sidewalks with Emma FitzGerald's hand-drawn impressions of her hometown, a city filled with stories--funny, surprising, and sometimes dark--amidst the cherry blossoms, beaches, and forests. Included are more than 100 sketches completed on location that, together, capture the essence of Vancouver. From Stanley Park's seawall to Kitsilano's salt-water swimming pool, and East Van's first craft brewery to the ferries in Horseshoe Bay, Hand Drawn Vancouver is a love letter to this beautiful and iconic city....

The Green Giant

The Green Giant


  • Author : Katie Cottle
  • Publisher : Pavilion Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843654421


The Green Giant Book Description :

A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize You've met the Iron Giant, the Big Friendly Giant and the Selfish Giant. Now meet the Green Giant! A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris’s adventures lead them to the small and rusty old greenhouse next door. Inside the greenhouse, Bea finds... a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey city, and the world, a greener place? A brilliant new picture book that highlights our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening an...

Science Fiction America

Science Fiction America


  • Author : David J. Hogan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476608662


Science Fiction America Book Description :

From the inception of the science fiction film, writers, directors, producers, and actors have understood that the genre lends itself to a level of social commentary not available in other formats. Viewers find it easier to accept explorations of such issues as domestic violence, war, xenophobia, faith, identity, racism, and other difficult topics when the protagonists exist in future times or other worlds that are only vaguely similar to our own. The 22 original essays in this collection examine how the issues in particular science fiction films—from 1930’s High Treason to 1999’s The Iron Giant—reflect and comment on the prevailing issues of their time. The 16 writers (including such noted contributors as Ted Okuda, Gary Don Rhodes, Bryan Se...