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“Why was I not made of stone, like thee?”
Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923) starring Lon Chaney screens Thursday January 19th at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue Maplewood, Mo 63143).
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
Victor Hugo’s classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame received a grand send-up from Universal Pictures, and superstar Lon Chaney (as Quasimodo) in 1923. The studio spent a lot of money on this production, and it shows. Universal claimed this film made Mr. Chaney a superstar. Their pride is understandable, but Chaney had already achieved that position. He was a hot property throughout the 1920s. Chaney was responsible for pulling viewers into the cinema for several high-level productions.
Universal added some of the best supporting actors in Hollywood, beautiful St. Louis »
- Tom Stockman
Disney has its fair share of detractors, but few of them would point to the animation studio’s craft when criticizing the occasional sameness of its fairy tales and princess stories. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has put together a six-minute video highlighting some of the best shots from more than 40 animated Disney offerings, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way to last year’s “Moana.” Both the video and a list of the featured movies are below. (via Film School Rejects)
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“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)
“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)
“Peter Pan” (1953)
“Lady and the Tramp” (1955)
“Sleeping Beauty” (1959)
“One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)
“The Sword in the Stone” (1963)
“The Jungle Book” (1967)
“The Aristocats” (1970)
“Robin Hood »
- Michael Nordine
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