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Pre Code Confidential #11: THE MALTESE FALCON (Warner Brothers 1931)

Everybody knows the 1941 Humphrey Bogart/John Huston classic THE MALTESE FALCON, but only true film fanatics watch the original 1931 version. Since I fall squarely into that category, I recently viewed the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s seminal private eye yarn. 705 more words

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Bram vs. Bela: Dracula (1931)

It’s amazing how much more tolerant I can be towards changes to my favorite book when none of them are that One Big Change That I Hate With Every Fiber of My Being. 1,779 more words

Dracula

Making Peace with "Dracula"

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”

One of the nice things about the Turner Classic Movies channel is its element of serendipity. I wasn’t really thinking about watching Tod Browning’s 1931 film “Dracula” when I tuned in, but there it was. 667 more words

His Humble Hunchback: The Stock Character History of "Igor" (Part 1)

Part 1: Early Dramatizations and Dwight Frye

When one thinks of Frankenstein – not the book itself or any one specific adaptation – but as a collective mythology, there are a few specific set pieces that spring to mind. 1,395 more words

Frankenstein