History Film / Freaks

24th Oct '17 10:56:23 PM nero666
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* IncestuousCasting: The romance between Hans and Frieda is very understated, because actors Harry and Daisy Earles were brother and sister.
8th Jul '17 4:31:35 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* IncestuousCasting: The romance between Hans and Frieda is very understated, because actors Harry and Daisy Earles were brother and sister.
6th Jul '17 6:24:14 AM CosmicFerret
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* ConjoinedTwins: Daisy and Violet, played by real-life conjoined twins.
9th Dec '16 7:48:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WrittenInInfirmity: Averted here, as they did ''not'' try to hide the fact that most of the cast is deformed.

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* WrittenInInfirmity: Averted here, as they did ''not'' try to hide the fact that most of the cast is deformed.
16th Oct '16 3:49:56 PM WillBGood
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* ComicBookAdaptation: A four-issue miniseries came out in 1992, written by ''Comicbook/{{Frank}}'''s Jim Woodring and illustrated by F. Solano Lopez. Per UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, it's much more graphic about what gets done to Cleo.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: A four-issue miniseries came out in 1992, written by ''Comicbook/{{Frank}}'''s Jim Woodring and illustrated by F. Francisco Solano Lopez. Per UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, it's much more graphic about what gets done to Cleo.
23rd Jul '16 1:25:19 PM themulchingpug
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* DarkIsNotEvil

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* DarkIsNotEvilDarkIsNotEvil: The "freaks" have deformities, but once you get past 'em, they're very pleasant.
21st May '16 2:05:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil / HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Averted -- the film does not link morality and hair colour. Cleo (boo!) and Venus (hooray!) are not only both blonde, but also have very similar hairstyles.
9th Apr '16 9:43:59 PM Mdumas43073
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One bit of influence the film has had: The "Gooble gobble, we accept you, one of us" chant with which the freaks welcome Cleo (not that she appreciates it) was worked into the song "[[RefrainFromAssuming Pinhead]]" by Music/TheRamones.[[labelnote:*]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg The same phrase also appears in a]] Music/{{Marillion}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg song.]][[/labelnote]]

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One bit of influence the film has had: The "Gooble gobble, we accept you, one of us" chant with which the freaks welcome Cleo (not that she appreciates it) was worked into the song "[[RefrainFromAssuming Pinhead]]" by Music/TheRamones.[[labelnote:*]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg [[note]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg The same phrase also appears in a]] Music/{{Marillion}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg song.]][[/labelnote]]
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9th Apr '16 9:42:34 PM Mdumas43073
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''[=Freaks=]'' is a 1932 horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and featuring a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was very loosely based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Tod Browning (''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'') took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup.

Browning had previously worked as a contortionist in a traveling circus, and much of the film was drawn from his personal experiences. In the film, the deformed "freaks" are generally kind, well-meaning people. This contrasts with two of the "normal" performers in the circus (Cleopatra, an acrobat and Hercules, a weightlifter), who conspire to murder one of the freaks (a midget named Hans) and steal his large inheritance.

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''[=Freaks=]'' is a 1932 horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning (coming off the success of the previous year's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'') and featuring a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was very loosely based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Tod Browning (''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'') took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup.\n\n

Browning had previously worked as a contortionist in a traveling circus, and much of the film was drawn from his personal experiences. He also took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup on conventional actors. In the film, the deformed "freaks" are generally kind, well-meaning people. This contrasts with two of the "normal" performers in the circus (Cleopatra, an acrobat and Hercules, a weightlifter), who conspire to murder one of the freaks (a midget named Hans) and steal his large inheritance.
9th Apr '16 9:40:40 PM Mdumas43073
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''[=Freaks=]'' is a 1932 horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and featuring a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was very loosely based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Tod Browning (coming off the success of ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' the previous year) took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup.

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''[=Freaks=]'' is a 1932 horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and featuring a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was very loosely based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Tod Browning (coming off the success of ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' the previous year) (''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'') took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup.
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