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Peter Warren <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 25 Sep 1999 15:03:54 -0400
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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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