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help on symbolism in hunchback


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> {quote:title=mr6666 wrote:}{quote}

> funny, but I noticed that before too but I'm thinking Lawford is viewing the crowd from behind 2 pointed columns of the cathedral and it only appears as a 'v' from his pov.

> does that make sense?

 

That's Laughton, not Lawford (I just can't see lightweight Peter Lawford -- who was all of 16 in 1939 -- in the part).

 

And I doubt that there's any symbolic significance to the way the crowd streams into the square; director William Dieterle probably just found it visually interesting, since he wasn't provided enough extras to fill the whole square.

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>>And I doubt that there's any symbolic significance to the way the crowd streams into the square; director William Dieterle probably just found it visually interesting, since he wasn't provided enough extras to fill the whole square.

That's most likely it; it's certainly visually more interesting that the mob in the 1923 version.

And Dieterle was schooled in German Expressionism as a director...

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