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  Attack of the 50 Foot DVD: Freaks (1932)
It's the freaks who are presented as normal, and when the drunken Cleopatra insults them all during the famous wedding feast scene, her horrible comeuppance becomes not only inevitable, but almost desired by the audience.
Freaks was a thorn in MGM's side from the very start, excoriated by critics and the public alike.
A movie over 70 years old, it is inevitable that Freaks is going to show some damage; laudably, this has been kept under control, and though dust speckles are always present, they don't distract from the image, which is grainy in the bright scenes, but also possesses good solid fls and warm grays...
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | Tod Browning: Freaks
Freaks was shot in 36 days on the sets still standing from Garbo’s Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise.
Real freaks were brought to Culver City to populate this bizarre world, but the line between film and reality blurred when the freaks ate their meals in the MGM commissary.
Freaks’ opening disclaimer — "For the love of beauty is a deep-seated urge which dates back to the beginning of civilization" — is clearly ironic in light of what follows.
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 Freak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is from this kind of embracing of the term that the so-called freak scene developed in the 1960s and 70s.
A freak is often considered an insulting term for an organism with an abnormality of some kind.
A natural freak would, supposedly, be a mutant and a made freak would be one who, though not born abnormally, experienced or caused a deliberate change sometime during their life (such as having surgical implants inserted).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freak   (860 words)

All the freaks are at the feast and in a jubilant mood.
FREAKS appeared to be as stone cold dead as any corpse, and lay interred in a state of frozen oblivion throughout the rest of the thirties and well into the forties.
FREAKS was now being pitched as a shameless come-on to winos, horny sailors, hot-blooded teenagers and unclassifiable degenerates now lured into the theaters to catch glimpses of nudity and sexual depravity contained nowhere in the film.
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 Freaks DVD Review
From Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton to Prince Radian, the human torso; from the pinheads, Zip and Pip, to Johnny Eck, the half-boy, Browning chose the cream of the crop.
Granted, the last 10 minutes or so are incredibly disturbing, as the freaks make their move on those who crossed one of their own, but the first 50 minutes play more like a “Days of Our Lives” of the circus.
It even includes a section on the "freaks" themselves, covering almost all of the curiosities in the movie and their lives both before and after the film was made.
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 Freaks of Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Freaks and can be seen dancing on the table during the wedding feast scene.
Anton La Vey, who had worked in the circus with several freaks and later founded the Church of Satan, claimed that Betty Green was not a freak at all, but she had entered the profitable circus life by exaggerating her worst features through deliberately sucking in her cheeks and bulging her eyes out.
Freaks, she vowed never to work in Hollywood again as she found Browning's film "to be an insult to all freaks everywhere" and sorely regretted appearing in it.
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 X-E - FREAKS - 1932 Flick About Monkey Women and The Lobster Boy
As stated, and fortunately, cases of real life 'freaks' are pretty rare these days with medical science being where its at.
For them to accept her as one of da freaks, yo, it means they truly trust her - something she should be honored with.
But even as the freaks begin to realize that Cleo might not be what she seems, midget boy is still in love with her.
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 BBC - Films - review - Freaks
Using real "freaks", including Johnny Eck (aka "The Half Boy"), various pinheads, some Siamese twins, and one unfortunate with no arms or legs (who's known simply as "Caterpillar Man" or "The Living Torso"), Browning's story packs quite a punch.
But when the freaks realize what she's up to, they take their revenge on this "Big Woman", chasing her through the forest with switchblades, and turning her into "one of us" once and for all.
"Freaks" opens at the NFT in London as part of a double bill with Browning's 1936 pic "The Devil-Doll" (cert PG).
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2002/09/11/freaks_1932_review.shtml   (426 words)

The 'catarpillar man' starred in Tod Browning's 1932 movie Freaks as many famous circus freaks of the time did, and although he only played a bit part, he did display his famous skill of rolling, lighting and smoking a cigarette.
She was a very popular freak and made around $1000 a week, however, most of this was fleased off her by one of the suitors apparantly attracted to her preetty face.
The Polish freak moved to the USA and was one of the top sideshow freaks during the second world war.
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 The Missing Link reviews Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Freaks of Nature article) while the central role was initially announced to be portrayed by Myrna Loy who was anxious to shake off her femme fatale image, but she hastily rejected the part after reading the script.
Hercules chases the freaks away and then further humiliates Hans by carrying him on her shoulders like a doll.
FREAKS became a cult favourite in France and was revived in art-houses and colleges the length and breadth of America.
www.missinglinkclassichorror.co.uk /freaks.htm   (1983 words)

 Flipside Movie Emporium: Freaks Movie Review
Despite these flaws, the emotion and authenticity shines through, though, as the freaks carry on with their lives around the tents and boxcars.
While the film throws in some padding with a friendly clown (Wallace Ford) and his girlfriend (Leila Hyams), who are kind to the freaks and even come to their aid throughout the film, and their rat-a-tat dialogue feels dated and corny, it doesn't really hurt the film.
Anyone who sees Freaks will be unable to forget the conclusion, set during a wild rainstorm, where the freaks crawl through the mud underneath the horse-drawn carriages pursuing the strongman with glittering knives.
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 Freaks-Network - Home
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It is basically an apology to his audience for the freaks used in the film, taking note of the usual revulsion most people have when they view the abnormal.
The freaks then all chant repeatedly in unison, "One of us; we accept her;" but, Cleopatra turns colors as she defiantly says I am no freak and then heatedly calls them freaks.
The final revenge of the freaks is that they made Cleopatra a part of the sideshow; she is featured as the "Feathered Hen," a limbless figure with feathers, unable to talk, who puts a fright into the visitors viewing her in a cage.
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 Deep Discount DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When released theatrically in 1932, FREAKS was met with near universal disgust by critics and audiences alike, lasting in theatres for only a short time in the states and banned in England.
When the freaks of the circus, who keep a watchful eye on Cleopatra, discover her scheme, they plan to exact an unforgettable revenge.
Both an excellent horror film and a unique look at the lives of sideshow performers, FREAKS is a chilling movie whose final ten minutes are some of the most harrowing in all of cinema.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Freaks
In a traveling circus, the statuesque trapeze artist, Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), conspires with her lover, the thuggish strongman (Henry Victor), to marry lovelorn midget Hans (Harry Earles) and murder him slowly with poison to steal his fortune.
Hans' fellow freaks, bonded in their "offend one of us, offend all of us" credo, take ghastly revenge on the would-be killer.
Freaks is one of the most bizarre and unforgettable films to come out of a major Hollywood studio.
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 Freaks, Freaks, Freaks!!!
FREAKS era por aquella época, una película "perdida"; muchos habían escuchado hablar de ella, pero nadie recordaba haberla visto.
FREAKS también ha generado una interesante versión teatral que por esta época puede verse en Buenos Aires.
FREAKS, con dirección de Luciano Cáceres, es una obra que reproduce y adapta de manera bastante fiel la trama de la película de 1932, tanto en escenas como en diálogos.
www.cinefantastico.com /terroruniversal/index.php?id=65   (6269 words)

 The Terror Trap: Freaks (1932)
But they are not always as sympathetic towards what they consider to be "freaks." A pair of acrobats, the Rollo brothers (Edward Murphy and Matt McHugh) relish the opportunity to make fun of the half-man/half-woman, Josephine/Joseph.
In due time, she is turned into one of the freaks she so disdained and put on display in the circus for people to gawk at...
Big brother censorship came not from the political right (as so often predicted), but instead from the 'sensitive' left that decided midway freaks was an inhumane form of entertainment exploitation.
www.terrortrap.com /reviews/freaks1932   (1633 words)

 Freaks (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Plot Outline: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
But 'Freaks' is an extraordinary movie with a lot of heart.
Many people found this to be distasteful and exploitative, but the performers seemed to be glad to get the opportunity to work, and the whole crux of the movie is that the "freaks" are more decent than the "normal" Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), the trapeze artist who marries little person Hans (Harry Earls) for his money.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Freaks
Freaks is the stuff of even the worst nightmares, and God bless it for that!
Freaks is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
Finally there is an extended prologue to the film (which is basically just written text discussing what the film is about), plus a featurette discussing three alternate ending (including one so horrible that the studio nixed it altogether).
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/freaks.php   (1089 words)

 Tod Browning's FREAKS 1932 film about love in the sideshow
When one beautiful trapeze artist discovers one of the freaks has a small fortune, she lures him into marriage.
But when she and her strongman lover plot to kill him after the wedding, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take revenge on their betrayers, transforming the aerialist into the most hideous side-show attractions of all.
From the acclaimed director of the original DRACULA, Tod Browning, FREAKS is a fascinating drama of prejudice and injustice with a provactive and timeless moral.
freaks.cinephiles.net   (595 words)

 Amazon.com: Freaks: DVD: Tod Browning,Wallace Ford,Leila Hyams,Olga Baclanova,Roscoe Ates,Henry Victor,Harry ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tod Browning's FREAKS (1932) started its career as a critical and box-office disaster, was resurrected in the 1960s and by the 1990s was added to the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board in 1994.
These `freaks' are the stars of the film, and consist of people born with various abnormalities and deformities that today would be more likely politely ignored than gawked at.
Films such as "Freaks" were never made to win Oscars, or even particularly large audiences, but they were made with the intention of shocking or disturbing the living hell out of the audiences they could find.
www.amazon.com /Freaks-Tod-Browning/dp/B00027JYLC   (2344 words)

 Freaks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the film, the physically deformed "freaks" are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the "normal" members of the circus who conspire to murder one of the performers to obtain his large inheritance.
Freaks tells the story of an average-sized trapeze artist named Cleopatra (played by Olga Baclanova) who marries a sideshow midget Hans, (played by Harry Earles) for money that he had inherited.
Among the characters featured as "freaks" were the Hilton twins, a pair of female conjoined twins, and the armless wonders, Frances O'Connor and Martha Morris.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freaks   (1109 words)

 The "Freaks" Show--rare documents about "Freaks", Tod Browning's classic cult / horror movie
Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) is widely considered to be one of the greatest cult films of all time.
It was not until Freaks was rediscovered in the early 1960’s that public opinion of the film began to change, and its reputation began to grow into that of the cult masterpiece it is widely considered to be today.
The ‘Freaks’ Show offers some rare documents on this great cult film that will give you a better understanding of the circumstances that yielded this flawed but lovable masterpiece of the macabre.
www.olgabaclanova.com /freaks_show.htm   (287 words)

 Freaks by Pulp CD
The second Pulp album, 1986's FREAKS sees several changes from the band's debut of three years prior.
The first, "Fairground," opens the album with a swirling tale of a freak show, while the second, "Anorexic Beauty," is an ode to a distressingly thin woman ("Brittle hands and thin cigarettes, so hard to tell apart").
FREAKS is an altogether disquieting album that moved Pulp into the realms of the Goth movement.
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 Freaks and Geeks TV Show - Freaks and Geeks Television Show - TV.com
The universal experience of teenagehood as lived by the regular old freaks and geeks in a Michigan high school, circa 1980, is the subject of this wistful comedy-drama executive-produced by Emmy-winner Judd Apatow and series creator Paul Feig.
Revolving around the lives of freak and geek siblings Lindsay and Sam Weir (Linda Cardellini, John Daley), the show includes the everyday fears, humiliations and little triumphs of adolescents past, present and, no doubt, future,too.
Sam is embarrassed to be seen with Neal, while Bill freaks out because he once saw a movie about a dummy that came to life.
www.tv.com /freaks-and-geeks/show/392/summary.html   (779 words)

 Freaks-Network - Home
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 Famous freaks
Her genitalia and brain were preserved, and displayed at the Musee de l'Homme (Museum of Mankind) in Paris until as recently as 1974 when her remains were transferred to her homeland near Capetown, RSA.
J.C. Warren at Harvard University in 1829, they were both natural and non-Western freaks, which made them particularly freakish in the eyes of a public willing to pay to see them.
He was usually dressed in girls' clothes and starred in the film Freaks at forty followed by few appearances in other films.
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 Freaks Against Drugs - FAD - Hippies Against Drugs
We have two Freaks here who are capable and have the experience to do this, but they are a bit leery of becoming front men because of some of the language, in the past, used on many of our sites.
Several of the freaks here at FAD are Christians, but they don't agree with the FIG stand on the two Kingdom concept.
Peter Piper, chairman of freaks inc., announced today that the first "Doper of the Month" award, (issued by the freak inc. group FAD) has been given to a deserving Member of Parliament.
freaksagainstdrugs.blogspot.com   (7191 words)

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