In 1986, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch released a quirky independent film called "Down by Law". The film follows the unlikely friendship of three very different men who find themselves sharing a jail cell in New Orleans. Tom Waits as the drunken DJ, John Lurie as the pimp, and Roberto Benigni as the innocent Italian tourist who doesn't speak English, make for an odd but entertaining trio. The film was a critical success, praised for its unique style, witty dialogue, and the performances of the three lead actors.
The year was 1931, the world was still reeling from the Great Depression, and cinema was in its golden age. It was in this climate that the movie "Frankenstein" was released, based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley. The film, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as the iconic monster, has since become a cultural phenomenon, spawning countless adaptations and influencing popular culture in myriad ways.