Saturday, October 6, 2018

Freaks - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Freaks, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

As we mentioned, Freaks was based on the short story "Spurs," by Tod Robbins. If you're interested in reading the original source material, you can check it out here:

For later versions of the film, this prologue was added to the beginning for audiences:

If you're interested in learning more about the scenes missing from Freaks, the blog Cool Ass Cinema has done a thorough breakdown by comparing the final film with the final draft of the screenplay. This includes some rare photos of missing scenes:

If you're interested in learning more about the conjoined twins appearing in the film, the Hilton Sisters, check out the documentary Bound by Flesh. Check out the trailer here:

Filmmaker Steven Belgard has been working on a documentary profiling one of the film's most famous performers, Schlitzie. Titled Schlitzie: One of Us, the project is accepting donations to cover production costs. Click below to take a look:

The wedding feast's repeated cry of "one of us" has passed into popular culture. Here are several examples from The Player and The Wolf of Wall Street:

Thanks for listening!

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