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This movie is based on the classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. Her famous monster is often erroneously called Frankenstein, but that is really the name of scientist who creates him. Shelly never gave the monster a name, although in the book the character does refer to himself as “the Adam of your labours”.
In the movie, it is explained Dr. Frankenstein got the electricity to create his monster from electric eels. You may be surprised to discover these animals can create a very large amount of electricity. Read more about them at National Geographic: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/electric-eel/
A character in this film says she’s an “electrophysiologist.” In case you were wondering, this is a doctor who treats people with irregular heartbeats. In order to become this kind of a medical specialist, a person has to first become a regular doctor, then specialize as a cardiologist, and lastly spend a couple more years training in electrophysiology. If you’ve got about 15 years and are still interested in knowing more, check this out: http://www.ehow.com/about_6604613_cardiac-electrophysiology-job.html