Tag: Man Who Laughs

No Laughing Matter: Victor Hugo’s Cruel Romance “L’homme qui rit”

No Laughing Matter: Victor Hugo’s Cruel Romance “L’homme qui rit”

March 17, 2018 | By

Reviews of Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs on film: the 1928 silent classic directed by Paul Leni & starring Conrad Veidt + the 2012 Jean-Pierre Améris version.

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DVD: Man Who Laughs, The (1928)

DVD: Man Who Laughs, The (1928)

March 17, 2018 | By

Cited as a strong influence on Universal’s expressionistic horror films of the 1930s, The Man Who Laughs was the first major film version of Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel that told the truly horrible tale of a disfigured child adopted by a small-time circus owner, and years later, becomes a celebrity of sorts when his disfigurement enthralls locals…

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DVD: Man Who Laughs, The / L’homme qui rit (2012)

DVD: Man Who Laughs, The / L’homme qui rit (2012)

March 16, 2018 | By

Packed with an attractive cast, The Man Who Laughs is much leaner in story and character moments, yet follows the central tale of scarred and abandoned Gwynplaine adopted by poor itinerant showman…

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