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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - Rouben Mamoulian

This movie is really creative with its various camera shots and sweet angles. There are a few scenes that really stand out on the creative angle, the first is the opening shot. We see Dr. Jekyll in his chores before a lecture at his university. There is a scene where he is looking into a mirror that really stands out because you were essentially looking at yourself as Dr. Jekyll. There was a transformation scene that was really cool too, well at least the first transformation scene.
I really chap pretty hardcore on Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde because I see these as being really pretty boring. Its just me though I suppose, because everyone I know loves the story. This movie though was a little different from the original story and the creativity held me in my seat and kept me awake. I will tell you that I wasn't a fan of the look of Mr. Hyde in this, but I really did enjoy Dr. Jekyll... weird huhh?
I personally think that Universal was winning the scary world here and Paramount had to jump…