Thursday, April 12, 2007
A little disjointed (no pun intented), but technically quite impressive, some of the camera work seems way ahead of it's time, bear in mind this is 1932!
Clearly the technical aspects of this overwhelmed the scrubby plot, with some quite deep subtext floating thoughout, but it's a pretty easy one to follow, depsite the terrible editing.
"Freak" falls for "Dame", "Dame" trys to con "Freak", other "Freaks" not that chuffed about that.
It's one of those films that's on the list of "everyone should see", and I think with good reason, similar to Romero's Night Of The Living Dead, it pushed the envelope for it's time, as does this, the use of real people with real disorders, clearly for shock value, but most can actually act rather well too!
Basically, surprisingly good, and I believe public domain, thus freely available online.
Freaks - 8/10