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Cruel Young Heart: "The Hardest Way" (The Wolf Man)

Another one of my monster musifications of a Cruel Young Heart song. Don't look for a full moon in this one - to my shock, there wasn't one in this entire movie!

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Comment by Geoff on May 2, 2013 at 9:49am

This one seems more sophisticated visually than the Dracula and Frankenstein videos. I'm thinking of some of the business with the silver headed cane for example--tricks that you contrived that aren't in the film. Was this because Wolfman isn't a tremendously potent figure on his own, at least compared to the other two, so you wanted to juice things up a bit? Or because you were getting comfortable with the format and wanted to stretch a bit?

You've made me want try another one of these. I'm thinking maybe creation sequences, like the ones in Metropolis and Bride of Frankenstein. I'll need some more--and a song.

Comment by AnnelidaFilms on May 4, 2013 at 2:35am

You're too kind, Geoff!  But yes, I did work harder on this one (transitions, pans, altered speeds, quick cuts, even dropping in a live snippet of the band at the end).  It sounds like you'd agree that the character and his story (and this film) are weaker than the iconic Dracula or Frankenstein.  The next one I'll post is your old pal, the Mummy.  Karloff played so many romantic roles!  And yes - bring on Metropolis!!!

Comment by BlancheNoE on May 5, 2013 at 1:22pm

These are just freakin' brilliant.

I am so enjoying these. 

They take me back to AWEsome Saturday nights in front of the 13 in. TV with rabbit-ears and tin-foil, trying to watch as my brother conspires with our dog to scare me from behind, and they remind me of how benign monster-intentions are in comparison to humans.

Beautifully done.

Comment by NatureJunkie on May 29, 2013 at 3:57pm

What a great series! Really fun stuff.


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