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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Quasi-writers Modo-case

One of the many dynamite perks to moderating a panel at the Scriptwriters Showcase was taking a free and freaky tour of the Universal studios backlot, which featured a walkabout around the near-sacred site of the Old Europe set, featured in such films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923) with Lon Chaney.

In fact, here is a picture of Lon Chaney as Victor Hugo's wretched anti-hero:


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I think it was also used for both the FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLFMAN movie series...

When i was a kid I used to dream of walking those sets.

Then my adult self saw the studio tour price tag.

The showcase got a good deal on those tours...I should have gone and been a kid again.

- By Blogger Bill Cunningham, at Thu Apr 13, 03:42:00 AM GMT+1  

I can almost hear "the bells". But the picture looks more like the Disney version.

- By Anonymous Art, at Thu Apr 13, 02:26:00 PM GMT+1  

And wasn't it also used in "Young Frankenstein"? I would have thought so.

It certainly wasn't used in "Van Helsing", however.

And, art, yes, the reason it looks like the Disney version is because the characters are quite clearly two-dimensional.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Thu Apr 13, 05:34:00 PM GMT+1  

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