In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (movie) at the end Dr. Frankenstein revives his wife. But why did he need to transplant her head onto another body? Wouldn't it be better to keep the body intact as much as possible?

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    I can think of a smart-ass answer to this, but I'm going to be mature and rise above it.
    – Broklynite
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 3:37
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    To make Helena Bonham Carter look as creepy as possible? :P
    – Mac Cooper
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 8:39
  • If I recall the movie correctly, it's because the original body's heart was too damaged. But I haven't seen it in some time.
    – Roger
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 14:33
  • @Roger: well the "monster" had removed the heart. But in that case, transplanting the heart would be more obvious. If Frankenstein can manage to transplant a head, a heart is easier... Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 14:42

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Certain organs in the original body were damaged so Victor Frankenstein had to pick and choose parts of different corpses for optimal functionality.

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