FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein)

Paul Morrissey, Anthony M. Dawson (Antonio Margheriti)

T. it.: Carne per Frankestein o Il mostro è in tavola… Barne Frankenstein. Sc.: Paul Morrissey, Pat Hatckett, dal romanzo «Frankenstein, or A Modern Prometheus» di Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. F.: Luigi Kuveiller. Mu.: Claudio Gizzi. Trucco: Mario di Silvio. Op.: Baldo Terzano. Su.: Roberto Arcangeli. Eff.sp.: Carlo Rambaldi, Carlo de Marchis. Cast: Joe Dallesandro (Nicholas), Udo Kier (barone Viktor Von Frankestein), Arno Juerging (Otto), Monique Van Vooren (baronessa Katrina Von Frankestein), Srdjan Zelenovic (Sasha/zombie), Dalila di Lazzaro (zombie), Liv Bosisio (Olga), Carla Mancini (Monique Von Frankestein), Marco Liofredi (Erik Von Frankestein), Cristina Gaioni, Fiorella Masselli, Nicoletta Elmi, Rosita Torosh e Imelde Maran. Prod.: Champion Cinematografica, Ponti- Braunsberg-Yanne-Rossam; 35mm. D.: 94’ a 24 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Ponti asked Paul how long it would take to shoot the film. Morrissey replied, «Three weeks». Sensing the inexperience of the person before him, Ponti added, «Why don’t you take six weeks and make two films? What could the second one be?» «Dracula!», Braunsberg suggested. […] Frankenstein was made first. With its three-dimensional scenes of blood spurting all over the audience, it wasn’t just a parody of an Exorcist-style «blood-guts-and-vomit» movie; it was also, in the scenes in which Ugo Kier strokes amputated human members, a sort of dramatization of Andy’s death fantasies. «Once, Andy told me that he felt like one day he was going to explode», Morrissey said.

Victor Bockris, Andy Warhol, Milano, Leonardo, 1989