I am Colin, a classic literature nut, general bibliophile, fiend for classic films, and introvert extraordinaire.

The story of The Man Who Laughs/ L'homme qui rit is also near-and-dear to me and the blog has become somewhat of a fandom space for it (although there doesn't seem to be many of us, sadly). I will occasionally post personal things too.

Feel free to message me and check out my blogspot site (link below) where I post longer musings and lengthy analyses on various topics.

 

mortisia:

L’Homme Qui Rit (2012)

French film directed by Jean-Pierre Améris and starring Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin and Christa Theret. The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L’Homme qui rit. Although among Hugo’s most obscure works, it was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova

I dont usually sit to edit a whole movie *beware there are spoilers in the pictures above* but this particular film (2012 adaptation) was very aesthetically pleasing. The story well known to me from the amazing 1928 silent film with my beloved Conrad Veidt but with a few “surprises”. I recommend both of them, each one has it’s own personal beauty and the story it’s really beautiful!

justcallmeemilyv:

charmcore:

This is how we give Praise to a Witch who is really Nailing an Outfitte.

I have a mighty need to expand the knowledge that this gif is from the ballet Giselle, and these are spirits of women who died from broken hearts called wilis - in the ballet, men who get lost in the forest at night are trapped by the wilis and danced to death for doing wrong to women. It’s all quite badass. (with Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in the middle - she’s one cold hearted bitch and I love her.)

justcallmeemilyv:

charmcore:

This is how we give Praise to a Witch who is really Nailing an Outfitte.

I have a mighty need to expand the knowledge that this gif is from the ballet Giselle, and these are spirits of women who died from broken hearts called wilis - in the ballet, men who get lost in the forest at night are trapped by the wilis and danced to death for doing wrong to women. It’s all quite badass. (with Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in the middle - she’s one cold hearted bitch and I love her.)

snotferret:

geardrops:

n8yager:

Foxes living on the beach in Hokkaido [x]

reblogging for foxfriends :)

watch the entire video. such a treat

matheusmarchetti:

Vlastimil Harapes (The Prince/The Beast) and Zdena Studenková (Julie) in Juraj Herz's masterful “Panna a Netvor" (aka: "Beauty and the Beast”)

matheusmarchetti:

Vlastimil Harapes (The Prince/The Beast) and Zdena Studenková (Julie) in Juraj Herz's masterful “Panna a Netvor" (aka: "Beauty and the Beast”)

beingernst:

Adapting a page from Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs  for a class taught by David Hine. 

beingernst:

Adapting a page from Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs for a class taught by David Hine. 

delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram

delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram

(Source: instagram.com)

athousandstorieshigh:

I found this on the internet.

I made a crude analysis on a past blog about the similarities between Gwynplaine(1928) and Edward.

Apparently someone was one step ahead of me.

mendedpixie:

elf-in-mirror:

Erik, The Phantom. 
Inspired by the awesome WW1 PoTO- AU Mendedpixie is writing. Which you should all go and read. Right now.

HOLY SHIT OMG I’M DYING.
I AM BEYOND FLATTERED. I’M BLUSHING HARD.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS DID FANART FOR AN AU I’M WRITING.
OH MY GOSH.
THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH I AM HONORED. I’M GONNA CRY.

mendedpixie:

elf-in-mirror:

Erik, The Phantom.

Inspired by the awesome WW1 PoTO- AU Mendedpixie is writing. Which you should all go and read. Right now.

HOLY SHIT OMG I’M DYING.

I AM BEYOND FLATTERED. I’M BLUSHING HARD.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS DID FANART FOR AN AU I’M WRITING.

OH MY GOSH.

THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH I AM HONORED. I’M GONNA CRY.

lookslikeyalljustneedtoletitgo:

erikloveschristine:

lookslikeyalljustneedtoletitgo:

littledramaticalotte:

german production of the phantom of the opera

thomas schulze & maike switzer

the creepiest, weirdest and most intense lair ever

Do you have the link to this?

http://youtu.be/rDzpAh4Je5s

I love it, honestly. (Especially the third kiss omg)

EXTRA KISS YES