Bride of Frankenstein : The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

So good acting. O.P. Heggie was wonderful as the isolated blind man who thanked God for bringing him a friend. And Boris Karloff was just so damn amazing. The monster looked like he finally had found a place where he belonged. I hated it when those hunters came. Wouldn't it have been great if the hunters never would have come there or if we were given an alternate ending which ends with the hermit and the creature finding their way back together.

Ah, what the hell it's a horror movie..

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You obviously didn't watch "Young Frankenstein" before this one, otherwise it's impossible to watch this scene without referencing the Mel Brooks version.

http://www.imdb.com/board/10026138/board/nest/47250158?p=1

Don't click the above post if you haven't seen "Young Frankenstein" yet, nothing like seeing it without expectations for the first time.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me

Of course, the scene in Bride of Frankenstein is also supposed to be funny. Didn't really need Mel Brooks to point out the humor, though I'm always grateful he did.

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Don't worry .. I stay away from any movie with Mel Brooks in it .




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Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

the use of Schubert's "Ave Maria" was a good choice.

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Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

That scene was just so sad. As James Whale himself said, none of the film's satire was aimed at the monster. Whale felt sympathy for the Monster and always treated him as an object of pathos, whereas the 'normal' characters were ridiculed and made to look foolish. The monster was the tragic hero of the book, and the scene with the blind man was so heartbreaking because it was the closest the Monster ever came to finding a friend and a home, only to have it abruptly stolen from him.

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One of the highlights of a truely great movie. Saw it as a kid on tv. Still very seriously impressed.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

That was the most touching scene I have ever saw. It made me want to cry, because it was like to misunderstood people finding each other. And when the monster called out "friend?", looking for the old man, Iit made me all teary-eyed.

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Let me add: Whale was almost openly gay at a time when it was not very fashionable; the scenes seem to indicate the idea that people should be left alone if they are not harming anyone, etc. as a rough guy, 45 year old guy who has been in the military, and who is not a softy, I can honestly tell you it gets to me, yeah, I get teary-eyed too.how can any human not get heartbroken at that, hell, I'm getting moisty-eyed now thinking about it
I am always haunted by the hermits pleading voice asking
"WHY do you do this??" as they drag him away from the 'monster'proving, of course, who the real monsters are!

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>>>I am always haunted by the hermits pleading voice asking
"WHY do you do this??" as they drag him away from the 'monster'proving, of course, who the real monsters are!

A touching scene yes but having just watched this again I can't go so far as to characterize the Hunters as monsters. Uncredited John Carradine and his friend were rescuing the Hermit at the risk of their own lives. The cottage was burning and had they not hustled the Hermit out of the premises, he would have certainly been burned and probably have perished. The Hunters could have abandoned the Hermit to the flames but delayed their own escape to help.

As for attacking the Monster in the first place, it wasn't a random attack. There was by then high enough a body count to explain their actions beyond themselves being Monsters.

I still can't locate Walter Brennen though.

Walter Brennan

I've known for years that Brennan was in there, holding an ax in the Neumann's house, but I keep catching the film somewhere after that scene. I think I missed it by just a few minutes tonight, again .

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lol

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I agree with the original poster. One of the best scenes in movie history, in my book.

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Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

I saw that scene with a group of college age girls.

I was amazed the way they were mesmerized by it.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

I for one find that scene incredibly touching every time I watch this film.






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Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

I did too actually. I was so so so happy when that scene started playing. It was adorable.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

I cried the first time I saw it as a child. Now, not so much. The scene still touches me, but now I find it kind of schmaltzy.



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The part is most heartbreaking is as the hunters are leading the old gent out of his burning hut he asks "Why do you do this?" So sad! What could he possibly have to look foward to, ending his final days in a poorhouse, broken and ill. At least with the monster they could have had a decent life together.

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I agree with some of the others this is one of the best scenes ever filmed. Which is probably one reason why it lends itself so well to parody.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

Just rewatched the film today and totally agree that the scene is amazing. I also find the moment when he sees The Bride and says, "Friend?" to be equally heartbreaking.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

Yes, that scene still gets to me. Especially when he takes her hand and she screams and runs away.



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Yappee: "For country!"
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Yes, that scene still gets to me. Especially when he takes her hand and she screams and runs away.

I also always liked the way he says "She hate me". Remember that guy in the XFL who had "He Hate Me" in his back? I always wondered if he got that from Bride of Frankenstein.

The XFL was Vince McMahon's (owner of the WWE) attempt to start a football league. Players could wear nicknames on their backs instead of their regular last name, "He Hate Me" being the most well known example.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

I think the "He Hate Me" nickname was directed more at his "haters", those who would be jealous of him. As we would say in my neighborhood, "It's a black thang, you wouldn't understand!".



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I think the "He Hate Me" nickname was directed more at his "haters", those who would be jealous of him.

Yeah, I figured that's how he meant it. That doesn't mean he didn't get it from Bride of Frankenstein though.

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It is one of the most profoundly perverse, yet touching, scenes in cinema. I love all the symbolism in the film, particularly the recurring Cross symbols. The moment when the Cross glows on the Hermit's wall as the scene fades out when the Monster falls asleep was one of those shots I have replayed in my head more than just about any.


P.S. All those folks who say they can't watch the Hermit scenes anymore because of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN have to grow up. Of course, it's their loss.

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Yeah, still gets me every time. I can relate, only too well. :o(

And I stood where I did be; for there was no more use to run; And again I lookt with my hope gone.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

A very touching relationship. No, Whale did not intend the relationship to be funny, but he made sure that these scenes included bits of humor. You know - two lonely people smoking cigars, drinking wine, having a good time just being friends.

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I'm just watching that scene .. and it is touching .. that is until the two lost men come to the door and ruin it indeed bilttd .. it would have been a geat alternate ending .




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Another bit of pathos: Watch the Monster's face when the men come in the cottage. He knows what's going to happen.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me cry

Indeed I will Johnny .




I'd like a chance t' shoot at an educated man once in my life .

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me

Had to stop watching this movie AGAIN recently because of this one scene ;o(

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me

Agreed, that scene is so touching.

Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me

It's a very touching scene it almost got me.

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Re: The scenes with Frankenstein's monster and the blind hermit made me

Touched my heart when the poor bastard looks through the window after hearing the hermit playing violin.
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