Andrew's blu-ray review: 'the hunchback of notre dame,' is the american dramatic film, released in 1939, that is widely regarded as the finest adaptation of victor hugo's classic novel of the same name it featured charles laughton in one of his most acclaimed roles. Audience reviews for the hunchback of notre dame victor hugo's classic tale of a fated love between a hunchback and a gypsy girl hugo's eye for characterization, complex interconnected plots, revolutionary fervor, the healing power of religion, social outcasts, and love is on full display in this film adaptation of his novel notre dame de paris. Detail: victor hugo's the hunchback of notre dame is a historical novel in the tradition of scott's ivanhoe it presents a vivid tableau of life in fifteenth-century paris, a city teeming with noble festivities, grotesque revelries, mob uprisings, and public executions, all of which take place around notre-dame.
In greg sestero's book, the disaster artist, sestero referenced to wiseau looking like the hunchback of notre dame following corrective surgery so the groundwork for this idea is already in place. Although laughton doesn't attempt the acrobatics that lon chaney performed in the silent version, his hunchback comes across as one of the cinema's most impressive 'grotesque' characterisations.
This second film version of the victor hugo novel notre dame de paris (the first was a theda bara vehicle, the dancer of paris) was a super-duper-spectacular as only hollywood of the 1920s could. Review: with its lavish production and superb cast, a brilliant performance by charles laughton, and moody, atmospheric direction from german expatriate william dieterle, this is easily the best. Few will argue with the contention that rko radio's 1939 adaptation of victor hugo's the hunchback of notre dame was the best of the many screen versions of the hugo classic we say this even allowing for certain liberties taken with the source material-liberties calculated by scenarists sonya levien and bruno frank to draw parallels between 15th century paris and 20th century europe.
Few will argue with the contention that rko radio's 1939 adaptation of victor hugo's the hunchback of notre dame was the best of the many screen versions of the hugo classic. R ko picture's ambitious the hunchback of notre dame is regarded by many as the best film adaptation of victor hugo's celebrated novel with a budget of two million dollars, it was one of the most expensive films of its time, and with its slick production values, immense crowd scenes and lavish design, it shows. Victor hugo's classic novel 'the hunchback of notre dame' was adapted for a movie and released in the best year of the hollywood golden era ie 1939 this william dieterle directed version is a. The hunchback of notre dame (also known as glöckner von notre dame, der, notre dame) is a drama film directed by william dieterle, released on december 31 of 1939 in the usa charles laughton is starring, alongside thomas mitchell , maureen o'hara , edmond o'brien , alan marshal and walter hampden. The hunchback of notre dame has been filmed yet again and this time with charles laughton is in the title role victor hugo's 1831 novel, the story of a deformed bell-ringer's love for a beautiful gypsy woman amidst the turmoil in france under king louis xi was originally titled notre-dame de paris and has been a beloved classic for over 100 years.
The us premiere of the musical version of the hunchback of notre dame, based on the animated disney film, officially opened nov 9 and is now extended through dec 14 at la jolla playhouse. The hunchback of notre dame is a 1939 american film starring charles laughton and maureen o'hara directed by william dieterle and produced by pandro s berman, the film is based on victor hugo's 1831 novel. Split like this, hunchback does quite well the baddie frollo (quasimodo's adoptive dad, voiced by tony jay) is a complete bastard, transmogrified into a government official from hugo's corrupt. The hunchback of notre dame, (1939) directed by william dieterle review by gary tooze (click on all images for larger versions ) set in medieval fifteenth century france, the hunchback of notre dame is an outstanding adaptation of the victor hugo (1802-85) novel of the same name.
The hunchback of notre dame is a 1923 american romantic drama film with horror elements starring lon chaney, directed by wallace worsley, and produced by car. January 1, 1940, page the new york times archives the music hall is the last place in the world where we should expect to find a freak show, but the hunchback of notre dame is that and little more. The tale of the tortured hunchback quasimodo and his unrequited love for a beautiful gypsy woman was originally made into the 1996 film, featuring songs by alan menken and stephen schwartz. Andrew's blu-ray review: 'the hunchback of notre dame,' is the american dramatic film, released in 1939, that is widely regarded as the finest adaptation of victor hugo's classic novel of the same name.
The musical is billed as being based on the 1831 novel by victor hugo and the 1996 disney film (strictly speaking, the novel's title is notre dame de paris. Does the name quasimodo ring a bell victor hugo's deformed outcast has swung from many rafters in his day, though rarely as poignantly or as lavishly as in the hunchback of notre dame. Title the novel's original french title, notre-dame de paris, is a metaphor: it refers to notre dame cathedral, on which the story is centered, and esmeralda, the novel's main character who is our lady of paris and the center of the human drama within the story.