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Old 11-01-2006, 02:50 PM
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My Name is Earl just had a show with freaks (sorry, I hate to use that word), it reminded me of the movie. I swear I saw an ad for a TV show/serues on cable or something that is about freaks (sorry) also, but I don't know when or where.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:54 AM
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They could rename it if they did, to something like Circus, or Side-Show, or something lame like that.

The material is not PC, but it was a great movie. I finally got to see it a few years back, after hearing about it for a long time. Its most definetly worth a watch, it is almost a rip off though The Unknown, and earlier Browning movie(with Lon Chaney).


I still liked both movies but Freaks is really a good movie to check out.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:38 PM
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I almost bought the movie last week without having watched it. I've seen it get rave reviews everyplace I've read about it. wish I had gotten it now.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:22 PM
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That is one film that wouldn't do with a remake. I thought the shock value was from the black and white film. The special effects should stay the way they are... they were actually shocking enough. Remaking the film would ruin it. It is great movie. I love it.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:34 AM
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The #1 hook with Freaks was that they had REAL circus freaks as the cast. No special effects, real people born with disorders, pinheads, armless legless people, midgets...


Jesus, the little black guy with no arms or legs rolling a cifgarrette was one of the most amzing things i have ever seen.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:09 PM
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Jesus, the little black guy with no arms or legs rolling a cifgarrette was one of the most amzing things i have ever seen.
That was incredible...I was in awe.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:43 PM
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That was incredible...I was in awe.
Made you wonder exactly what he could do with the knife at the end.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:55 AM
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[QUOTE=Vodstok;503587]The #1 hook with Freaks was that they had REAL circus freaks as the cast. No special effects, real people born with disorders, pinheads, armless legless people, midgets...


Todd Browning cast real people in the film.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:06 AM
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Yes, Tod Browning casted real Freaks in the film. You don't need to feel bad for using the word, as it seems to be a term they've adopted for themselves and are comfortable with.

If you have the DVD, watch the documentary. They talk about each and every one of the performers who were in the movie. Seems that the majority of them didn't feel they were being exploited, and most of them made a lot of money performing and lived above average, comfortable lives.

About the cigarette scene, they said the studio cut it short, but the actor (Prince Randian) apparently also rolled the cigarette himself before he lit it. That would have been something to see.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:41 AM
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No, they'll remake it. They'll just use shitty looking CGI for the freaks.
Lol! Yeah really! It will be another excuse for lame CGI. Or maybe they can just hire Jerry Springer's casting agent.
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