Friday, January 16, 2009

More virtual oils

Another study in Corel Painter, done back in the late 90s.
This montage was inspired by the 1931 horror film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Out of the many interpretations of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story, this one is the best and easily my favorite. And of all the gothic horror films that permeated the cinemas in the 1930s, this one seems largely overlooked. This is possibly because Universal had cornered the gothic horror market with Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Wolfman, and this gem came out of Paramount Studios.
But it's definitely worth a watch. It's the creepiest. Parts of it were censored by the Hayes Committee, mostly for sexual suggestion, but it's also a pretty violent film for the time. And Fredric March gave such a great performance he actually won an Oscar that year for best actor.