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LaettnersLegacy

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Equally good creatures
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:45:49 PM »
I believe that most people will think of the Universal Monsters when they hear Dracula, Frankenstein, mummy, Phantom, wolf man etc

But I have no clear mental image of “mr Hyde” “Hunchback”
Which movie version is THE Hyde for y’all?
Same question for Hunchback and what ghost movie would be equal to Universal Horror for its sub genre
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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 01:55:49 PM »
I believe that most people will think of the Universal Monsters when they hear Dracula, Frankenstein, mummy, Phantom, wolf man etc

But I have no clear mental image of “mr Hyde” “Hunchback”
Which movie version is THE Hyde for y’all?
Same question for Hunchback and what ghost movie would be equal to Universal Horror for its sub genre

Hyde is simple: Fredrick March. The Hunchback is a tie between Laughton and Chaey Sr.  With Hyde the others pale next to March. Even Barrymore pales. As for ghosts: that's a lulu. The Haunting is good. The Changeling is good. My personal favorite ghost film is a newer one actually. The Grave Dancers.  Gruesome and creepy. The paranormal professor character in it is named Vincent Cushing.

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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 02:05:38 PM »
Have you seen the BBC Jeckyl?  It’s a good mini series
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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 02:31:10 PM »
Havent seen it.....tend to shy away from 75% of modern entertainment.

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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 11:40:18 AM »
I recently watched the '20, '32, and '41 Jekyll & Hydes all in a row...and Frederic March was just miles away the best. I've always really enjoyed Barrymore's portrayal but March is just absolutely pure evil. And that makeup.

And the '41 version is simply just a waste of time in my opinion.
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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 07:26:06 PM »

March's is the only DJ&MH I actually like.  It was very well done and still entertaining after all these years.

I can't watch Chaney's Hunchback.  Too much silent-style dramatic chest-clutching overacting.  Laughton gives a nuanced, sympathetic performance in an uneven movie.  I think Rathbone made a wonderful villain.  The two most touching scenes for me are when Quasimodo realizes his protector has abandoned him and when he delivers his last line to the gargoyle, "Why was I not made of stone, like thee?"
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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 09:05:45 PM »
Hyde, as others br av said, Frederic March; as well as Karloff in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Hunchback for me is Chaney.

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Re: Equally good creatures
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 10:24:26 PM »
Hyde, as others br av said

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