#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 1st, 2013 08:58
#2 By: Kip T W, October 1st, 2013 10:23
That book rocked!
Clearing "irrelevancies" from Hugo results in monstrosities like every single adaptation of NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS (except George Evans's superb Classics Illustrated version).
The only thing The Man who Laughs needs is a newer translation. Even in the stilted 19th-century prose we have at Gutenberg, it's a hell of a yarn.
#3 By: Phil Stripling, October 1st, 2013 11:22
I liked the novel, but I read it after seeing the 1928 movie. I'd like to mention that Conrad Veidt played Gwynplaine in the movie, and actor better known to us in the US as Major Strasser in "Casablanca." Mr. Veidt was quite a heartthrob back in his early days, though, and he also played Cesara, the somnambulist in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."
#5 By: Cory Doctorow, October 6th, 2013 08:58
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