There's also Oliver Stone's _The Hand_.
On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, Peter Warren wrote:
> Klaus: There is also a movie called THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946, dir:
> Robert Florey) with Robert Alda and Peter Lorre (from Mad Love), which
> deals with an aging pianist seeking new hands for playing. There's a great
> scene of disembodied hands playing the keys, if my memory serves.
> > From: Klaus Bardenhagen <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Orlac, transplantations, body parts
> > Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 12:23 PM
> > I am looking for films that follow the pattern of Robert Wiene's ORLAC'S
> > HANDS (1924) or Maurice Renard's original novel: Somebody is influenced
> > organs he got from a transplantation, e.g. haunted by the evil spirit of
> > donator.
> > Of course, there are the "official" remakes: Mad Love, The Hands of Orlac
> > (starring Christopher Lee), Hands of a Stranger (1962).
> > Then there is Body Parts (1991, Jeff Fahey) and Blink (Madeline Stowe). I
> > heard of some Italian horror films and a Tales From the Crypt-episode, as
> > well as an episode from Carpenter/Hooper's Body Bags, but could not get a
> > of information on this.
> > I am trying to work out the influence Wiene's film had on the development
> > of the thriller/horror genre as well as the implications/themes of this
> > particular story: why is it so popular, what basic anxieties does it
> > Any suggestions are welcome.
> > Klaus Bardenhagen
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