My thoughts, opinions, and whatnots.

Posts tagged ‘physical conditions’

Pocahontas and Hunchback Of Notre Dame

I was thinking…I’m not surprised that Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame didn’t do quite as well as the other classic Disney movies. In my opinion, I think it’s because both movies dealt with mature subjects for a Disney movie. Because if you think about it, in Pocahontas, it deals with racial issues, greed, etc. In Hunchback of Notre Dame, it deals with religious issues, physical conditions, etc. I think that those were too mature for rated G movies. I can understand if it was for a PG-13 movie, but I think it was inappropriate.

Hunchback of Notre DamePocahontas

“One Of Us”

I don’t know why I thought of this but I thought of this movie that I had to watch for my Freaks and Monsters class. Anyway, the movie was Tod Browning’s 1932 Freaks. The movie was about this traveling circus that has people that have physical conditions. Anyway, in the wedding scene, everybody but Cleopatra, the trapeze artist/bride, Hans, the little person/groom, and Hercules, the Strongman/Cleo’s lover, were chanting “one of us” because they accepted Cleopatra as one of them. Anyway, the point that my teacher brought up was the same as my Phantom of the Opera/Beauty and the Beast post. The movie influenced other types of media. One case is I, Robot. The scene that I’m referring to is when Sonny is running from Will Smith’s character. When Sonny is running, he hides himself in the huge group of robots. When Will’s character questions the robots, they were like “one of us” in regards to Sonny. I, Robot is not the only movie that was influenced by Freaks. I didn’t know this but there was a South Park episode and Pinhead by the Ramones that makes references to the movie. Anyway, I just found it interesting. Oh, and for more information on Freaks, you can go to this website.

gooble gobble

South Park

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: