Thursday, April 8, 2010

Film versions of the transformation scene

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1920); transformation scene at 24:00

Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

Boris Karloff in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

Sylvester and Tweety

Australian cartoon
; transformation at 8:15

1931 transformation (not a video clip)

1 comment:

  1. I was looking at these different representations of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde and thinking about what we discussed in class last week, and I decided I definitely find the more violent transitions to be superior. I think that the violence indicates just how painful and deep this transformation actually is - how fundamentally different the two characters are from one another. A simple, painless transformation from one to the other fails to capture the extent of the evil that takes over Dr, Jekyll.