14 comments on “The Good, The Mad, AND The Lonely: The Invisible Man

  1. I find H.G. Wells’ books creepy, but I too had a childhood desire to be invisible (in my case, not to thrwart the corporate robber barons, but just so I could run away from home and steal a lot of money and live by myself, in order to thwart the childhood labor laws).

    I think you have pinned all the underlying meanings of this movie. But I disagree, in that I think the Invisible Man was more mad than lonely. Consider that “madness to loneliness” might have equalled cause and effect . . .

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  2. Hello, our misanthropic Robin Hood! I have, at times, wanted to be invisible, especially during embarrassing moments when my face was bright red. (But let’s not get into that.)

    This review is a terrific read, and an excellent analysis of the film. Claude Rains is SO good in this role that it’s difficult to imagine anyone else. And I agree his character (and condition) are reflections of post WWI fears and memories.

    Thanks for joining the blogathon, and for bringing The Invisible Man with you!

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  4. How ironic that Claude Rain’s movie career making role was an invisible one! I so agree about his performance. He’s one of my favorite actors and I could watch him in films over and over…even in films where we can’t see him. 🙂

    I like you’re case about how lonely he is and how is original motivation was partly love, which makes his death so poignant at the end, despite all the terror he has caused.

    So glad you could join the blogathon!

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  5. This is a fine, interesting article. I enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join my blogathon, “The Great Breening Blogathon:” https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/extra-the-great-breening-blogathon/. It is celebrating the life and work of Joseph Breen, the enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code between 1934 and 1954. As we honor his birthday, which is on October 14, we will be discussing and analyzing the Code era, breening films from other eras, and writing about our own ideas for classic movies. One doesn’t have to agree with the Code and Mr. Breen to enjoy that! I hope you will do me the honor of joining. We could really use your talent! I just know you would enjoy breening a pre-Code horror film, discussing a Code horror film, or considering how the Code changed the horror genre.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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