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Unexpected Frankensteins: ASU Film Series Prepares For Creature's Bicentennial

(Photo courtesy Bob Beard)
The exhibit at ASU’s Hayden Library.

When you picture Dr. Frankenstein’s creation, alternatively known as the creature or the monster, you probably envision a tall green guy with screws in his neck and very uncomfortable shoes.

Mary Shelley’s creation has endured for nearly 200 years because its themes go a lot deeper than that.

As part of the preparation for the Frankenstein Bicentennial, ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination is presenting a film series that will last through the end of 2017. It’s called Unexpected Frankensteins.

We spoke with the center’s Bob Beard.

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