Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The Man Who Laughs - film review

quote [ Conrad Veidt’s performance is absolutely superb. The make-up artist who created his look also deserves special praise. Jack Pierce’s work became a direct influence for The Joker in early Batman comics and the onscreen adaptations that followed. Today, this is what The Man Who Laughs is likely best remembered for although the lighting and atmosphere of Paul Leni’s film would also serve as an inspiration for many of the Universal Studio’s horror movies that followed ]

Interesting review. Did not watch this one. But behold– it's available online.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:23pmGMT]

Comments

Marcel said[1] @ 9:43pm GMT on 16th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
I loved that movie! Another possible inspiration for Batman besides The Mark of Zorro was The Bat Whispers. Not a great film but it's on YouTube and the Internet Archive. He was a master criminal (a bat burglar, if you will) who wore a black cowl and a Batman cape.
Paracetamol said @ 6:52pm GMT on 17th Sep
Looks good. Seems to feature heaps of throaty whispering.
lilmookieesquire said @ 11:54pm GMT on 16th Sep
I’m a big fan of red letter media, movie reviews. They have modern insightful/in-depth reviews and lighter reviews of b-list movies. Worth checking out if it’s new to you. Their Plinkett series is really good too, but their humor can occasional draw a “tsk tsk” from me. They have like seven years of content though (and they occasionally have McCully Culkin (the home alone kid) guest star to promote his bunny ears channel)

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