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Old 09-14-2014, 04:46 PM
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:07 PM
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)



One of the interesting things about this film is Rouben Mamoulian's use of first person perspective shots and clever transitions. It really is filled with incredible visuals and inventive film techniques. The Wally Westmore special effects make-up for Hyde is subtle but very effective both gruesome and animal like. Fredric March plays Mr. Hyde brilliantly and he nails the villain's mannerisms perfectly. The scene where Hyde first looks into the mirror and says "Free! Free at last!" is one of my favorites. Miriam Hopkins looked stunning and she gives a tremendous performance as Ivy Pearson. This is arguably the best adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel on film.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:39 AM
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)



One of the interesting things about this film is Rouben Mamoulian's use of first person perspective shots and clever transitions. It really is filled with incredible visuals and inventive film techniques. The Wally Westmore special effects make-up for Hyde is subtle but very effective both gruesome and animal like. Fredric March plays Mr. Hyde brilliantly and he nails the villain's mannerisms perfectly. The scene where Hyde first looks into the mirror and says "Free! Free at last!" is one of my favorites. Miriam Hopkins looked stunning and she gives a tremendous performance as Ivy Pearson. This is arguably the best adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel on film.
Absolutely 10% correct. March is wonderful in his Oscar winning role and pretty racy/violent for the time.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:29 AM
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I liked this one too but his face looked so bizarre. I think it was mostly the nose extended down so much that it was anatomically incorrect.

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The Tingler is highly underrated and one of my favorite Vincent Price films.

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Absolutely 10% correct.
Only %10?

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March is wonderful in his Oscar winning role and pretty racy/violent for the time.
Yeah and it's crazy what they were able to get away with in those pre-code films.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:00 AM
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House of Frankenstein (1944)

Boris Karloff as a mad scientist, Glenn Strange as Frankenstein's creature, John Carradine as Dracula, and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolfman.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:51 AM
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Son of Frankenstein: 8.5/10

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Old 09-18-2014, 05:08 AM
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The Ghost of Frankenstein (first viewing): 7/10
What did you think of Son of Frankenstein? It's my favorite of the Universal Frankenstein movies.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:27 AM
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What did you think of Son of Frankenstein? It's my favorite of the Universal Frankenstein movies.
I really enjoyed it myself. I do not think it has the depth of the original and Bride, but it has a strong story. In addition, there were some strong performances as well. Bela Lugosi's performance in particular was quite strong. I know you said that you consider it the best of the Universal Frankenstein movies, but I found the two earlier entries as stronger. I am interested in hearing your perspective though.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:17 AM
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I really enjoyed it myself. I do not think it has the depth of the original and Bride, but it has a strong story. In addition, there were some strong performances as well. Bela Lugosi's performance in particular was quite strong. I know you said that you consider it the best of the Universal Frankenstein movies, but I found the two earlier entries as stronger. I am interested in hearing your perspective though.
I'll give you a comprehensive review when I get home from work.
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I really enjoyed it myself. I do not think it has the depth of the original and Bride, but it has a strong story. In addition, there were some strong performances as well. Bela Lugosi's performance in particular was quite strong. I know you said that you consider it the best of the Universal Frankenstein movies, but I found the two earlier entries as stronger. I am interested in hearing your perspective though.

Bela is outstanding as Ygor. It's one of my favorite Lugosi performances. When he coughs on the Burgomeister- priceless! There's a lot in this film that Mel Brooks singled out for parody, masterfully. Kenneth Mars whole character is spot on.

These three films- Frankenstein, Bride and Son, make a perfect trilogy. After that, the films don't have the same quality.
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