History Literature / TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde

24th Jun '16 2:55:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Hyde is explicitly stated to be this InUniverse. As the personification of Jekyll's evil nature, Hyde feels ''no'' good urges at all.
23rd Jun '16 1:32:40 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* CompleteMonster: Hyde is explicitly stated to be this InUniverse. As the personification of Jekyll's evil nature, Hyde feels ''no'' good urges at all.
23rd Jun '16 1:09:39 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ItWasHisSled: Pretty much everyone now knows the reason why the upstanding Jekyll associates with the shady Hyde- they are one and the same, with Jekyll taking a potion to transform himself into Hyde.
23rd Jun '16 1:07:15 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* GoneHorriblyRight: The potion that separates good and evil seemed like a good idea, but Jekyll forgot [[SplitPersonalityTakeover that one little possible side-effect]]...

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* GoneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyWrong: The potion that separates was ''supposed'' to completely separate the good and evil seemed like sides. Instead, it just separated the evil side, meaning that Jekyll was never 'pure good' to balance out the 'pure evil'. Notably, Jekyll considers this a good idea, but Jekyll forgot [[SplitPersonalityTakeover thing at first, because it allows him to act out all his repressed evil urges. Doing that one little possible side-effect]]...[[GoneHorriblyRight works out pretty well]], until the SplitPersonalityTakeover starts kicking in...


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* ItWasHisSled: Pretty much everyone now knows the reason why the upstanding Jekyll associates with the shady Hyde- they are one and the same, with Jekyll taking a potion to transform himself into Hyde.
14th Jun '16 8:45:03 PM PaulA
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* Straightforward adaptations in 1919 (with John Barrymore), 1931 (with Creator/FredricMarch and Miriam Hopkins), 1941 (with Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/IngridBergman and Lana Turner) and 1960 (a Hammer version with Paul Massie). All these adaptations made substantial changes to the main plot - in particular, Jekyll tends to be cast much younger than he is in the novel, and a female love interest is usually added. They also abandon the character of Utterson and his investigation for a story centered on Jekyll and Hyde. Also, the March version is the only one to regularly use the (little-known) correct pronunciation of "Jekyll" (''Jee''-kyll). The 1931 film is probably the best-regarded film version. It offers a rare case of a horror film winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, as March won Best Actor for his portrayal of Jekyll and Hyde.

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* Straightforward adaptations in 1919 (with John Barrymore), 1931 [[Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931 1931]] (with Creator/FredricMarch and Miriam Hopkins), 1941 (with Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/IngridBergman and Lana Turner) and 1960 (a Hammer version with Paul Massie). All these adaptations made substantial changes to the main plot - in particular, Jekyll tends to be cast much younger than he is in the novel, and a female love interest is usually added. They also abandon the character of Utterson and his investigation for a story centered on Jekyll and Hyde. Also, the March version is the only one to regularly use the (little-known) correct pronunciation of "Jekyll" (''Jee''-kyll). The 1931 film is probably the best-regarded film version. It offers a rare case of a horror film winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, as March won Best Actor for his portrayal of Jekyll and Hyde.



* ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'' (film)



!!The 1931 movie provides examples of:
* EpicTrackingShot: The movie begins with a three-minute continuous shot which moves between two interiors across a large set -- both technically and aesthetically daring for the time. Even more impressively, this shot is from Jekyll's point of view. After a cut while Jekyll is riding in a carriage, a second Epic Tracking Shot follows Jekyll through the streets, out of his cab, and into a lecture hall.
* EvilFeelsGood: It's clear that Jekyll uses Hyde to indulge his frustrated sexual desires. He finally makes the decision to let Hyde loose after Miriam's domineering father demands they wait eight months to be married (until the anniversary of his marriage to Miriam's mother).
* {{Fanservice}}: This film predates UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, and has some racy for its day moments (mostly with Ivy). In the scene where she tries to seduce Jekyll, Miriam Hopkins wears less clothing than any actress would have been allowed to get away with just a few years later. Her frank offer of sexual service in return for protection from Hyde also marks this as a pre-Code film. According to TheOtherWiki, when this film was re-released in 1936, eight minutes had to be cut to meet the stricter censorship standards.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Miriam (Dr Jekyll's fiance) says that she does not believe Dr Jekyll loves her seriously. He responds with "Oh, I love you better than that. I love you gayly!"
* IdiosyncraticWipes: This film uses what might be described as diagonal wipes, where a wipe starts on either the left-hand side and pivots in a clockwise motion across the scene, or a wipe starts on the bottom of the frame and pivots in a counter-clockwise direction. Just to make it more idiosyncratic, the wipe usually stops in the middle for a little bit, resulting in a diagonal SplitScreen where action is going on in both corners, before restarting and finishing the transition to the new scene.
* LectureAsExposition: Jekyll gives a long lecture to a group of medical students which explains his theory behind the dual nature of man.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Jekyll's is a perfect example, with lots of big beakers, test tubes, distilling columns, and flasks of smoking liquid that would probably be TechnicolorScience if the film hadn't been shot in black and white.
* MatchCut: Several Match Cuts, quite sophisticated for 1931, are used to demonstrate Jekyll's transformation into Hyde.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: This didn't stop March from winning an Oscar.
* POVCam: Used several times from Jekyll's point of view, including the two [[EpicTrackingShot Epic Tracking Shots]] that open the film, as well as the scene where Jekyll downs the potion for the first time. Twice--in the opening scene and when Jekyll downs the potion--the film includes a shot of Jekyll-as-camera looking at a mirror. This was done by putting March on the other side of a mirror that was actually just a hole in the wall, with a reversed portion of the set behind him.
* RedemptionInTheRain: Inverted as thoroughly as a trope can be inverted, unless one can be redeemed into evil. When Hyde leaves the laboratory for the first time, it's pouring rain. Hyde spreads his arms and turns his face to the rain in obvious joy.
* VisualInnuendo: As Jekyll's obvious sexual frustration reaches its peak after receiving a letter from Miriam stating she'll be gone for a month, a kettle in his fireplace boils over.
* WhipPan: Used during the first transformation sequence, as the world spins around Jekyll.
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14th Jun '16 8:22:24 PM PaulA
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!!Adaptations with their own pages include:

* ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' (musical)
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11th Jun '16 1:15:22 PM narm00
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* AmateurSleuth: This is basically Utterson's role in the original story.



* AmateurSleuth: This is basically Utterson's role in the original story.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Releasing Hyde -- Easy. Getting rid of him -- Not so much.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Releasing Hyde -- Easy. Getting rid of him -- Not so much.



* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: After months of taking the potion, Jekyll finds that he is turning into Hyde without it.



* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: After months of taking the potion, Jekyll finds that he is turning into Hyde without it.



* KillingYourAlternateSelf: Faced with becoming the monstrous alter-ego Hyde permanently [[spoiler: Jekyll apparently commits suicide. His body was found with a letter ending "I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end."]] Perhaps the oldest example of this trope.

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* KillingYourAlternateSelf: Faced with becoming the monstrous alter-ego Hyde permanently [[spoiler: permanently, Jekyll apparently commits suicide. His body was is found with a letter ending "I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end."]] " Perhaps the oldest example of this trope.



* PureIsNotGood: Henry Jekyll, a man with mostly good and some evil urges, thinks that if he could separate his good and bad urges into separate identities, life would be better, because he would be free of morality and can indulge himself on every pleasurable vice without hypocrisy. Then his bad side crosses the MoralEventHorizon and Jekyll’s life is threatened. ''The only thing that made Jekyll’s safe was his hypocrisy''. Mirrored with the “impurity of salt”, the impurities had made the potion work. ''Without the contamination of the samples, he cannot make the transformation work''.

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* PureIsNotGood: Henry Jekyll, a man with mostly good and some evil urges, thinks that if he could separate his good and bad urges into separate identities, life would be better, because he would be free of morality and can could indulge himself on every pleasurable vice without hypocrisy. Then his bad side crosses the MoralEventHorizon and Jekyll’s life is threatened. ''The only thing that made Jekyll’s kept Jekyll safe was his hypocrisy''. Mirrored with the “impurity of salt”, the impurities had made the potion work. ''Without the contamination of the samples, he cannot make the transformation work''.
23rd May '16 6:36:52 PM Doug86
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* [[LoveInterest Love Interests]]: Jekyll's good girl fiancée and Hyde's slutty barmaid/prostitute girlfriend. This plot thread, not part of the original story, occurs in almost '''ALL''' adaptations.

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* [[LoveInterest Love Interests]]: Jekyll's good girl fiancée and Hyde's slutty barmaid/prostitute girlfriend. This plot thread, not part of the original story, occurs in almost '''ALL''' adaptations.



* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' (both JerryLewis' and EddieMurphy's versions) are comedic takes on the concept, where a nerdy scientist changes into a cool guy.
* The TV sitcom ''Series/FamilyMatters'' has geeky Steve Urkel develope a potion that turns him into the suave, handsome Stephan Urquelle.

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* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (both JerryLewis' Creator/JerryLewis' and EddieMurphy's Creator/EddieMurphy's versions) are comedic takes on the concept, where a nerdy scientist changes into a cool guy.
* The TV sitcom ''Series/FamilyMatters'' has geeky Steve Urkel develope develop a potion that turns him into the suave, handsome Stephan Urquelle. Urquelle.



* ''Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype,'' a 1980 comedy/horror with OliverReed, followed the ''Nutty Professor'' formula: the kindy Heckyl is horribly ugly while his violent alter-ego is good-looking.

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* ''Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype,'' a 1980 comedy/horror with OliverReed, Creator/OliverReed, followed the ''Nutty Professor'' formula: the kindy Heckyl is horribly ugly while his violent alter-ego is good-looking.



* ''{{Series/Jekyll}}'', a 2006 modern day TV miniseries involving a descendant of the pair, written by Creator/StevenMoffat. Also notable for an example of using the 'Jee-kyll' pronunciation.

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* ''{{Series/Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', a 2006 modern day TV miniseries involving a descendant of the pair, written by Creator/StevenMoffat. Also notable for an example of using the 'Jee-kyll' pronunciation.



* An infamous NintendoEntertainmentSystem game by {{Toho}}, which routinely shows up on lists of the worst NES games of all time due to ugly graphics and sadistic FakeDifficulty.

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* An infamous NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem game by {{Toho}}, Creator/{{Toho}}, which routinely shows up on lists of the worst NES games of all time due to ugly graphics and sadistic FakeDifficulty.



* {{ITV}}'s series ''Jekyll & Hyde'' follows Robert Jekyll, grandson of the Henry Jekyll from the novel, and is set in the 1930s. It is, according to WordOfGod, a superhero-type show in the vein of X-Men, and as such Hyde is just one of many supernatural creatures targeted by a sinister CreatureHunterOrganization.

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* {{ITV}}'s Creator/{{ITV}}'s series ''Jekyll & Hyde'' follows Robert Jekyll, grandson of the Henry Jekyll from the novel, and is set in the 1930s. It is, according to WordOfGod, a superhero-type show in the vein of X-Men, and as such Hyde is just one of many supernatural creatures targeted by a sinister CreatureHunterOrganization.



* AppliedPhlebotinum: The means by which Hyde is created. This was a time when chemistry and and especially the workings of the human mind were still relatively unknown (even more so than today, that is), and therefore could be used in the same way radiation was used as a reason for giant monsters and superpowers in the 1950's.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The means by which Hyde is created. This was a time when chemistry and chemistry, and especially the workings of the human mind mind, were still relatively unknown (even more so than today, that is), and therefore could be used in the same way radiation was used as a reason for giant monsters and superpowers in the 1950's. 1950s.
28th Apr '16 12:15:00 PM DaibhidC
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* A minor character in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'' is Professor Speckle Jyde, a mild-mannered gerbil who yearns to be a troublemaker, and so creates a potion that turns him into the obnoxious shrew Dr Lycan Heck.
25th Apr '16 6:29:59 PM voodoochild
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* Series three of Showtime's ''Series/PennyDreadful'' introduces us to Doctor Jekyll as a half-Indian, half-British young chemist, [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether who went to medical school with Victor Frankenstein]].
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