The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
I haven’t watched this in years. It kind of terrified me as a kid. I think I want to watch it again now. I think there’s a lot to get out of this as an adult. This isn’t a story of pure good. The good guys aren’t picture perfect heroes. And the villain, well, have a look.
The music is actually beautiful. The first part is heartbreaking/heartwarming. Then Frollo starts singing, and things get a little odd.
I saw this in theatres with my parents when I was a kid. To quote my mother “You could have heard a pin drop in that theatre. The kids were oblivious, and the parents were, like, ‘oh my…uh….’”
On the other hand, this guy is terrifying in a very real way.
K, now for an upper.
Love that song.
Watch this if you haven’t since childhood.
That’s about all I have.
Last week: Hercules
And join me next week for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
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