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Old 03-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #161
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LOVE this movie.
in my top 3 B&W horor movie
1. NOTLD
2. Creature from the Black Lagoon
3. Freaks
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I only became interested when the little-man started to get poisoned through the final act. Pretty intense. Rare authenticity in using many real disabled people.
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Rare authenticity in using many real disabled people.
This was very controversial and sadly many of the "freaks" weren't allowed to eat with the the cast and crew and were forced outside. Knowing this makes the movie hit home a little harder.
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the "freaks" weren't allowed to eat with the the cast and crew and were forced outside.
Then screw the disingenuous cherry-picking intro TCM had for this. They portrayed it as the first film where disabled people were portrayed with some sense of normalcy and respect. They forgot to mention that behind the scenes bit.
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This was very controversial and sadly many of the "freaks" weren't allowed to eat with the the cast and crew and were forced outside.
Where did you find out this info? If true, that does say much about the attitudes of the time. It wouldn't surprise me.
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This film looks so scary!
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Then screw the disingenuous cherry-picking intro TCM had for this. They portrayed it as the first film where disabled people were portrayed with some sense of normalcy and respect. They forgot to mention that behind the scenes bit.
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Where did you find out this info? If true, that does say much about the attitudes of the time. It wouldn't surprise me.
I've read about the "freaks" having to eat at their own table a few times. In fairness many of the cast and crew were making the film with good intentions but this was 1932 when prejudice and ignorance was going strong. The context of the times makes the film more admirable.

There's also some nice bits of trivia: "F. Scott Fitzgerald was a member of the MGM writing department at the time the movie was in production. He never felt quite at home with all the movie stars and powerful moguls, and so he often dined in the commissary at the table of the sideshow attractions (freaks) during his lunch hour. "
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If I remember right they mentioned some of the uneasiness between the cast and the "freaks" in "The 100 Scariest Movie Moments".
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Excellent film, it's a shame about the prejudices at the time but they make the thing more remarkable.
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Easily my favorite Tod Browning film which is no small task given his body of work. Watching Prince Randian take a match from a matchbox and light a cigarette using only his mouth is still one of the most inspiring things I've ever seen.
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