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#1 elizabeth

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:09 PM

I saw my favorite version of this film, the 1932 version, a couple of nights ago. I love this version because, while not as scary as it should be (it is a horror film), Frederic March's portrayal of Hyde, and Jekyll even, is brilliant. I LOVE his Hyde character. He really made the transition from Jekyll to Hyde well and got into both roles deeply.

For those of you who are not familiar with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of good and evil, it is set in Victorian London. A young doctor by the name of Henry Jekyll concocts a potion that unleashes his bad side, the evil and sexually aggressive Mr. Edward Hyde, who terrorizes the lovely Ivy Pearson. In the end, Hyde wins over Jekyll and the constant transformations and temptations lead to Jekyll's death. A sad story, but a great story and a classic story. My favorite book behind The Great Gatsby.

what are your thoughts of/on it?
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