Tod Browning's Freaks remains still freaky after all these years. Here's the 1949 re-release pressbook. I'm surprised the studio had enough gumption to make audiences again squirm in their seats with another showing. This movie works its black magic by turning the monstrous, like a reflection in a mirror, back to the viewers. Browning made us uncomfortable because of our limitations, not those of the circus performers considered freaks because of their physical differences. A truly amazing movie, whose awkwardness from silent movie conventions and melodramatic performances only heightens its unnerving effect one feels after watching it.
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Posted by: ghost | March 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM