Friday, November 25, 2016

The Invisible Man (1933) is truly magnificent.

I love watching the classic Universal horror movies. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't see all of them until recently but there is something so wonderful and pure about that era of horror. Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Claude Rains, etc. must all be celebrated for decades to come. Their work is truly extraordinary and unforgettable. In particular for this specific post, I have to single out Claude Rains. After seeing The Invisible Man (1933) and Phantom of the Opera (1943) almost back to back, you can't deny his brilliance, not that you can deny any of these gentlemen their remarkable achievements but I really enjoy Claude Rains's portrayal of both classic characters. I just hope such films and actors are not lost on future generations. Not long ago, I heard someone tell me their friend won't watch any films made before the year 2000. I can't believe that. I'm sure as that individual gets older, they will discover more and more movies from before their time (or at least I pray so) but still that statement shocks me. You'd be missing out on so many amazing films, and to think someone would consider the '80s too old is beyond depressing to me. If you have to label something "old" and I would much rather not, have the decency to go back to the 1920s when cinema was just beginning but even then you're ignoring almost all of the history of the world. Anyway, excuse my rant. I just love these films and hope others will always continue to embrace them. It'd be a dreary world without them.

2 comments:

  1. Hey dude, just found your blog.. It's cool. I envy your ability to manage a blog well and get your ideas out; I used to have a blog but I was so bad at it I just abandoned it. I may be inspired here to try again.

    As to this post, someone who makes the blanket statement that they won't see films of any era sounds like an idiot to me. Especially nothing before 2000... so you'll only see movies within 17 years and ignore about 100? Not to mention that so much of recent movies seem to be some of the most shallow tripe in movie history... Ugh.

    I assume he/she is young and will become curious about the entertainment world during the 1900's as his/her mind ripens with age.

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    1. Thanks sir! And excellent point about kids exploring older films as they age. The individual was very young (in their 20s). Just blows my mind when people willingly ignore film history. You're missing out on so many incredible films.

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