August 28, 2013

Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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  Won: Academy Award - Best Actor | Venice Film Festival - Audience Referendum, Most Favorite Actor
For as long as I've been interested in the Oscars, I've always thought that Fredric March's win for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was a little perplexing--mostly because it's an acting win for a science-fiction/horror film. These wins, or even nominations, are basically unheard of nowadays. "How good could an early 1930's film about a dude who turns into a monster possibly be?" I thought. And while I've read a few articles in recent years praising March's performance, a part of me couldn't help but continue to judge this book by its cover.