EMBRYO


EMBRYO
   Film (1976). Cine Artists. Dir Ralph Nelson, starring Rock Hudson, Diane Ladd, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowall. Screenplay Anita Doohan, Jack W. Thomas, based on a story by Thomas. 105 mins. Colour.
   In this variation on the FRANKENSTEIN theme, a scientist (Hudson), while experimenting on a premature foetus with a growth hormone, creates in weeks a fully developed 25-year-old woman (Carrera). She has a virtually blank mind, and the scientist, like Pygmalion, moulds her personality and introduces her into society. The result is an intelligent but morally crippled creature whom he ultimately destroys. Despite its modern hardware, the film is really a reworking of the old GOTHIC theme - as in the German silent films HOMUNCULUS (1916) and ALRAUNE (1928) - about the basic evil of beings who are created by unnatural means and are therefore without souls. It is not a good film. The novelization is Embryo * (1976) by Louis CHARBONNEAU.
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  • EMBRYO — (Heb. עֻבָּר, ubbar), a child in the womb of its mother before its head emerges (Sanh. 72b; Sh. Ar., ḤM 425:2), the Hebrew ubbar meaning the unborn child in both the embryonic and fetal stages. Generally speaking, an embryo is incapable of having …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Embryo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Embryo Información personal Origen Múnich, Baviera, Alemania Web Sitio web …   Wikipedia Español

  • Embryo — I. Entwickelung des Menschen. Embryo II. Entwickelung des Menschen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Embryo — Sm im Entstehen befindlicher Organismus erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Über l. embryo entlehnt aus gr. émbryon n. Neugeborenes, ungeborenes Leben , zu gr. brýein sprossen, treiben und l. en . Adjektiv: embryonal.    Ebenso nndl. embryo, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Embryo — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album Works Pays Royaume Uni Sortie 1er juin 1983 Durée 4:39 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Embryo — (griech., »Keim«; hierzu Tafel »Embryo: Die Entwickelung des Menschen I u. II«), in der Zoologie das junge Tier innerhalb des Eies oder Muttertiers, bei den Säugetieren auch Fötus (foetus, fetus, Frucht, Leibesfrucht) genannt. Die Entwickelung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • embryo- — ♦ Élément, du gr. embruon « embryon ». embryo élément, du gr. embruon, embryon . ⇒EMBRYO , élément préf. Premier élément de compos., introduisant l idée d « embryon » et servant à former de nombreux termes du domaine médical : embryophore, subst …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Embryo — Em bry*o, n.; pl. {Embryos}. [F. embryon, Gr. e mbryon, perh. fr. ? in (akin to L. ? E. in) + ? to be full of, swell with; perh. akin to E. brew.] (Biol.) The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant; as: (a) The young of an animal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embryo — Em bry*o, a. Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embryo — ► NOUN (pl. embryos) 1) an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development, especially an unborn human in the first eight weeks from conception. Compare with FETUS(Cf. ↑fetus). 2) the part of a seed which develops into a new plant. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • embryo — [em′brē ō΄] n. pl. embryos [ME embrio < ML embryo < Gr embryon, embryo, fetus, thing newly born, neut. of embryos, growing in < en , in + bryein, to swell, be full] 1. an animal in the earliest stages of its development in the uterus or… …   English World dictionary


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