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1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

No, that’s not a misprint! 1931 saw a fresh, full-sound production of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story and we take the opportunity to compare this new version to the one we saw in 1920. We explore the new techniques that were used (in addition to sound), not the least of which is the incredible lighting effects used for Jekyll’s transformation into Hyde. We also dive into the everlasting debate on the source of human morality, the actual value of winning an Oscar, the difficulties in using candles to light a room, and the mechanics of close-talking.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Reckless Abandon by blink-182

Nic — Inside Out by Eve 6

John — Monster by Kanye West (feat. JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver)

Kyle — Victim of Changes by Judas Priest

1932 - Shanghai Express

1932 - Shanghai Express

1930 - The Blue Angel

1930 - The Blue Angel