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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lon Chaney, Jr.

I guess I'm covering all the bases with my classic horror kick now that I'm showing this clip of the 1935 movie The Wolf Man. I've watched this movie many, many times and I have to say that the classic movies are really the best. The writing, acting (for the most part), tension, terror, and fear are all there. No CGI (computer generated images)... don't get me wrong, I like some in a movie, but there are some movies that depend on them way to much. I AM Legend for one with Will Smith is an example of a movie that could have used real people instead of the CGI crap. CGI does not look real for the most part and until new technology comes out to make it look better, then I'm not a fan of it. Back to my point... Lon Chaney, Jr's dad was know as the man of a thousand faces for his use of diguises. However, Jr was without a disguise more often than in one. A long movie career in classics like The Wolf Man, Of Mice and Men, and The Defiant Ones. Horror, drama, westerns, and comedy, Lon Chaney, Jr. could do them all, and do them all well. A movie career that spanned almost 40 years from 1932 to 1971. Truly, Lon Chaney, Jr was a classic American actor... check out the clip from 1935... The Wolf Man.

2 comments :

Chantal said...

Well written article.

frgodbeyjr said...

Thank you Chantal! Hope you visit and comment often!