Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex (Le complexe de Frankenstein)


France, 2015, 104’
by Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet
anteprima italiana/ Italian premiere
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet – Fotografia/Cinematography Alexandre Poncet, Gilles Penso – Montaggio/Editing Gilles Penso – Musica/Music Alexandre Poncet – Interpreti/Cast Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Joe Dante, Kevin Smith, Rick Baker – Produttori/Producers Alexandre Poncet – Produzione/Production Frenetic Arts – Distribuzione internazionale /International Distribution Le Pacte – Distribuzione italiana /Italian Distribution I Wonder Pictures

Movie creatures have never been as popular as they are today! Yet the art of creating monsters for the big screen is as old as cinema itself… From early experiments with apes and dinosaurs to the birth of special make-up effects, from the pinnacle of animatronics to the digital revolution, the film explores a century of human imagination, cinematic thrills and wonders. Based on interviews with all the greatest artists in the genre and hours of exclusive footage, the documentary focuses on the stunning relationship between the creatures and their makers. Like modern Frankensteins, special effects wizards create life out of raw material, art and complex machinery.