The Modern Prometheus
Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story to mark the release of the film Morgan.
200 years ago this year, a group of English literati, holidaying in Switzerland, which included the poet Lord Byron and his physician Dr John Polidori, Mary Shelley, her step-sister Claire Clairemont, and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, decided to pass the summer evenings entertaining each other with the telling of supernatural stories. The seeds were sown for one of the most enduring of all horror tales - Frankenstein.
Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story in the week of the release of Luke Scott's debut feature "Morgan". The programme highlights music from the Universal Studios series of films from the '30s and '40s; from the Hammer Collection of the '60s and '70s; and from some of the more recent cinematic incarnations of the story.