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Old 12-20-2007, 02:12 PM   #11
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Yeah I've always liked him, he's a really smart guy too. I absolutely hated his short 'Homecoming' though.
Bah! It was decent.

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I'll probably check out that BBC series. As for Hollowman, I was really surprised to see that even though The Invisible Man is a much shorter movie it deals with so much more of the problems that would arise if you were invisible. Hollow Man was just yet another slasher unfortunatly.
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Imdb has a remake slated for 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1051906/
UGH! Probably end up with some stupid former music video director with no idea of what made the original so great at the helm too.
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This is an outstanding film, very underrated among the Universal pics. Well-acted with a wicked sense of humor throughout. And the special effects are amazing. Incidentally, if you're doing an essay on Universal horror, I just finished an essay on my blog a few days ago on this era of horror films. Click on my signature link if you think it might help you. It's the last post on the main page.
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I agree w/ TVoH, outstanding Universal Horror film. It was one of the first attempts at special effects, by Universal anyways. They talk a little about about that very subject on the Invivible Man Legacy Collection. Claude Raines, who you may also know The Wolfman's dad in Universal's other monster movie, did an incredible job potraying how the invisilbity power drove him insane, really superb acting preformance.
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I have it at home and I think I`m going to watch it now...

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Claude Raines, who you may also know The Wolfman's dad in Universal's other monster movie, did an incredible job potraying how the invisilbity power drove him insane, really superb acting preformance.
"We'll start with a few murders. Big men, little men - just to show we make no distinction! "

I agree, it was a great performance.
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"We'll start with a few murders. Big men, little men - just to show we make no distinction! "

I agree, it was a great performance.
Claude Rains was a master. I was always surprised Universal was able to land a mainstream star like him to be in two of their horror pics. After all, he would go on to do movies like Casablanca with Bogart and Mr. Sceffington with Bette Davis.
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Claude Rains was a master. I was always surprised Universal was able to land a mainstream star like him to be in two of their horror pics. After all, he would go on to do movies like Casablanca with Bogart and Mr. Sceffington with Bette Davis.
He wasn't very well known at the time TIM was made.

Actually he was in 3 Universal Horrors (WOLF MAN, INVISIBLE MAN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA).
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Ah yes, can't forget Universal's Phantom remake with sound! And I kinda figured that was the explanation, Superfry--thanks. Just another actor who got "too big" for horror movies, I guess lol...
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Ah yes, can't forget Universal's Phantom remake with sound! And I kinda figured that was the explanation, Superfry--thanks. Just another actor who got "too big" for horror movies, I guess lol...
I think TIM was like his 3rd or 4th film.

As mainly a character actor, he had a bit more freedom to run the gamut of different roles in different types of films.

But then again, guys like Lionel Atwill, J. Carroll Naish, George Zucco, etc. never got so lucky.
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I agree w/ TVoH, outstanding Universal Horror film. It was one of the first attempts at special effects, by Universal anyways. They talk a little about about that very subject on the Invivible Man Legacy Collection. Claude Raines, who you may also know The Wolfman's dad in Universal's other monster movie, did an incredible job potraying how the invisilbity power drove him insane, really superb acting preformance.
When I was around 5 or 6, I used to laugh myself silly at the scenes where his pants and shirt were running around the table with the Keystone cop-like British Bobbies chasing the Invisible Man. And you had the part where his pants were chasing the lady as she was walking across the bridge.

Despite the unintentional humor and the lavish stereotyping of Cockney accented, clueless British pub patrons and walrus-mustached British police officers, the underlying story is very dark and grim, and Raines' portrayal of a man gone mad was truly second to none for it's day. He was a great actor!
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