History Film / Freaks

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.
9th Apr '16 9:40:09 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 based (very loosely) 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 (very loosely) 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.
9th Apr '16 9:39:22 PM Mdumas43073
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->''ONE OF US! ONE OF US!''

'''''[=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 based (very loosely) on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Browning 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 based (very loosely) 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," "freaks", rather than using costumes and makeup.



Not to be confused with ''FreaksAndGeeks'', despite the etymology of the word {{Geek}}.

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Not to be confused with ''FreaksAndGeeks'', ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', despite the etymology of the word {{Geek}}.
12th Feb '16 8:27:06 PM Rockah12
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** Technically, castrato. Yes. [[GroinAttack That means exactly]] [[{{Squick}} what you]] [[BodyHorror think it means.]]
7th Oct '15 2:25:20 AM Nakuyabi
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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 dwarf named Hans) and steal his large inheritance.

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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 dwarf midget named Hans) and steal his large inheritance.
7th Oct '15 2:22:43 AM Nakuyabi
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Hans and Frieda, by oh-so-very-''much''. They may look like children, but they're both adults and quite eligible for marriage.
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