Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein              
Production:   TriStar Pictures, 1994
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay: Staph Lady, Frank Darabont (Based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1818)
Cinematography: Roger Pratt
Editing: Andrew Marcus
Music: Patrick Doyle

Principle Characters:
The Creature – Robert De Niro
Victor Frankenstein – Kenneth Branagh
Henry Clerval – Tom Hulce
Elizabeth – Helena Carter
Captain Robert Walton – Aidan Quinn
Baron Frankenstein – Ian Holm
Grandfather – Richard Briers
Professor Waldman – John Cleese
Professor Krempe – Robert Hardy
Marie – Joanna Roth
Felix – Mark Hadfield  
Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein – Cherie Lunghi
Mrs. Moritz – Celia Imrie
The pacing within Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, successfully reinforces the overall film and montage in many ways. Although this film is not necessarily a modern one, it contains great editing techniques which contribute to its effectiveness. The pacing of the film runs smoothly; when needed, the tempo of the film is in fast or slow motion. This film represents a story that unfolds many years. All the information must be compressed in order to create a film which lasts only 120 minutes and the pacing within this film succeeds in achieving exactly that.
Music is the main factor in this film which contributes to the pacing. The way the music reinforces pacing is by affecting the tempo of the movie. Whenever slow motion is necessary, slow music is played to represent the actions and emotions at the time. For example, when Victor Frankenstein (the protagonist of the film) creates a “creature”, he is puts it into a tub full of water just like a baby would be when it is in the mother’s womb. Once the creature was ready to come alive, the moment was captured in slow motion using slow music. This definitely adds to the narrative advancement.   The same is done when fast motion takes place. For example, when Victor is working on...