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The Duality Of Man In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde



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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (subtitled)

He is the embodiment of 'goodness. This shows that Dr Jekyll was kind and everyone believed him to be so. The fact that he 'cherishes' Mr Utterson tells us that he loves his friends very much and cares about other people. Mr Hyde is perceived as a cruel, ugly, vicious man who commits wild acts of violence against innocent people. He is the embodiment of 'evilness'. This shows that Hyde's appearance and personality terrifies others — they always remember seeing him. The secrecy and silence create a mental claustrophobia. The anxiety of not knowing what is going on. The anxiety of knowing too much. His isolation is palpable. Also like a dream, no time seems to pass between the scenes. Scenes recur. Windows and doors are liminal places. Portals into other worlds. Private worlds.

Forbidden worlds. Utterson and Enfield see Jekyll at his window at the moment he begins his involuntary transformation into Hyde. A maid looks through her window and sees Hyde murder Carew. He inspires repugnance in everyone who sees him. Though reason cannot specify the point, something deeper and more instinctual within us recoils in disgust and horror.

When I first read Dr. Hyde , I read it as a psychological and moral story. But later it was the dream-like quality of the book that took hold of my imagination. Then I read it as a nightmare. Everything in a dream is so much more than it seems. May 21, Bill Kerwin rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , 19th-c-brit , horror , gothic , science-fiction , novella.

The cabinets, purchased by his father, had been in his home for as long as young Robert could remember; nevertheless, he continued to wonder, staring at them from time to time. But there was another side to Deacon Brodie, one he endeavored to hide. He kept two mistresses, supported five children, and was an inveterate gambler who loved nothing more than a good cockfight, a pack of cards, or a pair of dice. As he often found himself in need of money, he decided to supplement his daily income with a furtive night-time employment: he masterminded a gang of burglars who broke into the houses of Edinburgh.

Eventually the deacon was caught, and hanged for his crimes, on the same gallows—so the legend says—he had recently purchased on behalf of the town council. As a teenager, Stevenson wrote a dramatic fragment about the Deacon, and in his thirties—with the help of his friend W. Henley—turned that early effort into a play. But old Brodie continued to haunt our author until in —after a vivid dream adorned with night-terrors—the deacon was transformed into the celebrated Dr. Jekyll and his nocturnal double Mr. Hyde resembles a cabinet too. Jekyll himself. It is an appropriate structure, after all, for the story of a man like Jekyll, who desired above all to maintain the purity of self by separating his identity into compartments: one drawer for the absolutely good Dr.

Jekyll, and one drawer for the perfectly evil Mr. It is also fitting—and ironic—that Dr. As Jekyll tells Lanyon in his concluding statement: My provision of the salt, which had never been renewed since the date of the first experiment, began to run low. I sent out for a fresh supply, and mixed the draught; the ebullition followed, and the first change of colour, not the second; I drank it and it was without efficiency. You will learn from Poole how I have had London ransacked; it was in vain; and I am now persuaded that my first supply was impure, and that it was that unknown impurity which lent efficacy to the draught.

About a week has passed, and I am now finishing this statement under the influence of the last of the old powders. This, then, is the last time, short of a miracle, that Henry Jekyll can think his own thoughts or see his own face now how sadly altered! Sep 26, Evgeny rated it liked it Shelves: horror. The story is widely known and very influential. It was retold and replayed countless number of times by practically everywhere and everybody, including one of the best cartoon series of all the time, Looney Tunes: For this reason people writing blurbs for the book decided it is quite fine to take a lazy route and give spoiler right away.

At least in my opinion something revealed only in the last chapter should be considered a spoiler. I am going to assume there are people who have no clue what t The story is widely known and very influential. I am going to assume there are people who have no clue what the book is about and only tell the very beginning without revealing the contents of the aforementioned last chapter. Imagine a typical old-fashioned respected Victorian doctor: He lived a typical for his class life when his friends began noticing his mysterious connection to a highly disagreeable I am trying to use the appropriate for that time term man called Mr. The first obvious conclusion was a blackmail - it seems a good doctor led a fairly wild life when he was a youth.

Once again let me remind you that most probably his life was wild only in the eyes of his Victorian contemporaries. So it seems Mr. Hyde knew something about the doctor because the latter never failed to hush up the crazy adventures of the former. The truth turned out to be much more gruesome. I would not qualify the book as horror as it is not scary. It does have a great atmosphere though and a couple of scenes are quite spooky. The writing style while somewhat aged is still quite good and makes an easy read. Having said this I need to mention I was really bored by the end. The tale has a clear message; it was so clear I would not even talk about it to avoid spoilers for those rare individuals who do not know the story. Anyhow, by the end I had a strong impression that the delivering of the message was a little heavy-handed.

I am not trying to tell the author was driving it home with a hammer; far from it. He was using more serious tool for this: This made reading the last chapter quite a chore with the only saving grace being the overall length of the book - it is fairly short. This is the reason why I lowered my rating for otherwise classic horror story: 3. View all 20 comments. Sep 05, James rated it really liked it Shelves: 3-written-preth-century , 1-fiction. Hyde written in by Robert Louis Stevenson. So here's how naive I was years ago I'd read some short stories about Dr. Hyde as a teenager, maybe saw some video or tv versions Sophomore year in college, this is listed on the assigned syllabus for one of my courses. And I'm like "I think there's a mistake.

Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. He didn't create this mystery about a strange man. I don't know what I was thinking And both be great! For me, this was why I loved reading all the time. It was everything my boring life wasn't at the time. I suspect most people don't realize this was a lengthy novel before it was a short work and a TV thing. It's a must read. About Me For those new to me or my reviews I write A LOT. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. View 2 comments. Oct 04, Apatt rated it it was amazing Shelves: classics. I must find a place where I can hide! Hyde is one of those stories that practically everybody knows so few people bother to read the original text.

The original Frankenstein and Dracula are also often neglected by readers for the same reason. This is a shame because these are great books and well worth reading, Frankenstein is particularly beautifully written. Banner and Mr. Hyde is, first and foremost, a damn fine horror story. Hyde comes out of nowhere and whacks you on the head. The theme of the duality of human nature is not exactly vague since it takes on a such a physical manifestation. The story is also an allegory and a cautionary tale for inebriation or getting wasted , and yielding to temptation in general.

Interestingly Dr. Jekyll is not as good a guy as many people may assume. Besides, no decent gentleman is going to deliberately — and repeatedly — take drugs that turn him into a psychopath. Anyway, do give The Strange Case of Dr. Hyde a read, it may be old hat, but it is a headwear never goes out of fashion. Try it on for size! Art by " MB-CG ". The narration is a little bit of a monotone, but nice and clearly read, and it's free so I can't complain. Thank you Mr. Definitely add it to your Halloween list! Hyde" check out The Bottle Imp by the same author.

It is an awesome supernatural short story. View all 22 comments. Jun 25, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: books-to-read-before-you-die. Then I nodded. It's true, we are multiple, all of us, and we are much more versatile in our metamorphosis from one personality to another than Stevenson captured in his famous story. We don't even need to manipulate our organism to change - we do it instantly when we face another human being.

In school, I am a certain person that completely disappears when I am a patient at a hospital, and my mother persona does not follow my body to the pub when I meet friends. My daughter persona actually acts in a much younger way than my default persona sitting in a reading chair imagining to be a character in a fiction story And it is not only behaviour. Looks change too. Watch people queueing in a supermarket, and compare them to themselves at a wedding. Is it not a case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

So I revise my idea of Stevenson's story, without liking it any less, and claim it is a simplification of the crowd we all carry in our minds, - the microcosm of thought we let loose on the macrocosm of other minds each day! My Goodreader persona could stay forever in front of the screen, but the coffee devil inside is yelling something animalistic about an addiction he's forced upon the community of minds that my tired Wednesday morning body is hosting!

So we're off to the coffee machine! Norman: We all go a little mad sometimes. I mean about the whole duality of man thing. Talbot: I think that is a ubiquitous element of much of fiction, especially in the fantasy or horror genres, that someone can be two people at once, or can change from a civilized man into a monster. Norman: Stephen King observed this in his treatise on horror fiction Danse Macabre , that one of the basic tenants of horror, one of the fundamental templates for a horror story is the idea that we can cross a line and become a fiend. Talbot: My own unique situation with lycanthropy is a study in this, as is my inner struggle about how enjoyable it is to become the wolf, to set aside the morals of society and be a beast. Bruce: But like Jekyll, the consequences of the beastly behavior becomes too overwhelming when we return to human.

I think that is part of what destroyed Jekyll. Norman: This concept, this idea goes back to mythology, with the Roman god Janus and of the personification of transitions and duality, the idea that we represent opposing forces, divergent walkers on the same path. My mother likes to say things like that anyway. Talbot: An intriguing story and a must read for fans of the horror genre as it represents a fundamental pattern in this context. My impetus for reading this classic novella was seeing an interview with Donna Tartt in which she discusses writing The Goldfinch.

She says that she read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde during her formative years and that there's "something of it in every book I've ever written". Well, since I adore every book Ms. Tartt has ever written, it was high time I read this. I love the creeptastic gothic stories from this time period - Frankenstein , Dracula , anything by Poe. There's something dank and dingy i My impetus for reading this classic novella was seeing an interview with Donna Tartt in which she discusses writing The Goldfinch. There's something dank and dingy in those pages that makes the skin turn clammy. It must have been highly original for the time, and made me realise that Stevenson's story has influenced and inspired many writers through the years, not just Tartt.

Hello, Fight Club? The execution of this book wasn't necessarily my cup of tea; a few written post mortem confessions don't exactly bring horror to life. BUT the ideas behind this book are what really interest me. Duplicity, shame, alienation, and morality, to name a few. It is chilling to acknowledge we all have a set of "polar twins" that are "continuously struggling" in order to both satisfy self and present well in society. That each person has their own Hyde scratching in the basement is everyone's dirty little secret. View all 16 comments. This is a classic book that I could not remember if I have read before or not. I know the story and have seen many different uses, references to it, retellings, etc.

This has a similar format to other Victorian horror novels: lots of letters and retellings from some of the main characters and some bystanders. This format is well known fro This is a classic book that I could not remember if I have read before or not. This format is well known from the books Dracula and Frankenstein. In fact, when I was done, I tried to remember if the reader ever actually meets Dr. Jekyll, or if he is just referenced in other peoples' anecdotes. It is a decent, quick read. Maybe not really all that scary or horrific if that is what you are looking for. But, the mystery is a bit spooky and the characters interesting. Whether you like it or not, it will only take two or three hours of your life and then you can check another classic off your list and, you can then see how it compares to all the other references you have seen to it!

Mar 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: satire , fantasy , shelf , horror. I can't complain about the style because I've read a lot of Stevenson's contemporaries. I can't complain that it's not "fantastic or gruesome" enough, because it does have a certain low-level miasma of hysteria that works fine as a thriller. What I can and want to complain about is something that has annoyed me about these people from day one. The insistence that Evil is Written in People's Ugliness. I mean, jeeze, way to play up that prejudice, Stevenson! I mean, sure, the guy eventually got around to murdering someone, but for the most part, he was just letting down his hair, masturbating, visiting prostitutes and spitting on little old church ladies.

Not in any particular order, mind you, and probably not all at the same time. A "Oh my goodness I'm being so naughty aren't I a bad boy and wouldn't it be great if I could get away with this without ANY repercussions? Just because it upholds the majority moralistic lip-service in terms of evil getting its just deserts doesn't mean that the book didn't also represent a real and true undercurrent of rebellion.

In fact, I'm sure it was seen and gloated over for just that reason. Hyde may be despicable, but he's also a rock-n-roller, a biker dude, and Trump. He just wants to see the world burn because the world has burned him. I can understand the popularity of this tale. I enjoyed it on both reads, too. BUT, I don't have to appreciate the pandering to the lowest prejudices of the time. View all 13 comments. Hyde was published first in , and apparently, at first, not many bookshops wanted to carry it. It landed in the Victorian era when people were struggling with the morality that was imposed by prior generations, "If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.

It landed in the Victorian era when people were struggling with the morality that was imposed by prior generations, and it spoke to the population who wanted more freedom. In the book, Dr. Henry Jekyll is a smart scientist, who tries to understand the human psyche. During these experiements, he turns himself into another person that reflects the evil side of him, Mr. Of course, things get out of control with many serious consequences, and tragedies. I enjoyed this book immensely. I loved it dearly. I wanted to recommend you an edition that enhanced my reading experience as well. The illustrated Classics Reimagined edition from Quarto Knows. The artist is Tina Berning. I think she made a phenomenal job of understanding and reflecting the soul of this book.

Her illustrations are very dark and abstract, leaving room for your imagination. Even after I finished, I flipped through her art many times as I was so much in awe of it. Oct 20, Classic reverie rated it it was amazing Shelves: old-time-radio-reference , book-made-to-movies-i-have-seen , scottish-writer , , robert-louis-stevenson. Even though I have known about Jekyll and Hyde ever since I was a kid, and have seen Spencer Tracy in the film and have heard radio versions of this story and almost everyone knows it, I found the book more enlightening into Stevenson's desire to show the duel personality of the two but even more interesting is the acquiesce of Jekyll to the actions of Hyde with a kind of glee at first.

Even after Hyde becomes more fiendish, Jekyll is not condoning but gives allowances to his behavior. In t Even though I have known about Jekyll and Hyde ever since I was a kid, and have seen Spencer Tracy in the film and have heard radio versions of this story and almost everyone knows it, I found the book more enlightening into Stevenson's desire to show the duel personality of the two but even more interesting is the acquiesce of Jekyll to the actions of Hyde with a kind of glee at first. In the end the fear Jekyll has with losing himself completely makes him hope for the destruction of the monster.

In the movie and radio version, the main character in telling of the story is Jekyll but in the book it is his two friends. Also in the movie Jekyll is young is engaged to Lana Turner and has Ingrid Bergman for Hyde to abuse, in the book no romance or lust is noted. When this book first was published it was all new to the public and I bet the majority were shocked about the transformation which is old hat to us now but Stevenson is genius in bringing out a look at human nature and how far does one want to sink into the depths of miasma.

I did not read this edition but a collection of his works. I started to listen to the same producer's Frankenstein version which is about 12 episodes but that version not enjoyable but felt forced. Hyde, they expounded more on Hyde's evil deeds and Jekyll's relationship with others. I had trouble with the sympathy given to Jekyll after his friends find out that he is the monster but have more concern for his death then all the others he killed. At the beginning, they showed his evil side without that ghastly potion. That makes it ring less true. This 70 page novelette is a load of old cobblers but very elegantly expressed cobblers. The main idea is that everyone has a bad side and a good side — Man is not truly one, but truly two And hey, maybe more for all I know, says Dr J I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens.

Got that, a mere polity. Now Dr J, being an upstanding wealthy in This 70 page novelette is a load of old cobblers but very elegantly expressed cobblers. Now Dr J, being an upstanding wealthy individual, still and all, he has a bad side. He therefore invents a Magic Potion to enable them to separate. If anyone can translate that hifalutin mumbo jumbo into English please let me know. I would say that Dr J has a rather over-refined mode of expression at the best of times — this is him saying that all his servants were asleep: The inmates of my house were locked in the most rigorous hours of slumber Anyway, once Dr J had drunk of the potion and become the shrunken, hideous Mr H, he gets to go wild.

But specifics are still hard to come by : The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were undignified; I would scarce use a harder term. But in the hands of Edward Hyde, they soon began to turn towards the monstrous. But anyways, what is the point of all this?? His potion makes it easier to function. He seemed to be able to effortlessly combine the good side - successful builder, children's entertainer as Pogo the Clown - and the bad side - slaughterer of 33 teenaged boys. Didn't bother him at all, until he was arrested. I guess this novel is an expression of Victorian male guilt — the men wanted to be able to do as they pleased, but if they were middle-class, were hemmed in every which way by strict codes of conduct.

Four years later in Oscar Wilde published The Portrait of Dorian Gray which also explored the idea of being able to do anything without consequences. Another odd thing I found in this little novel was that a middle-aged man living alone in central London would need a whole gaggle of servants headed up by a butler to get by. And that would be considered normal. View all 12 comments. Shelves: fiction , he-says , horror , published , classics , read-around-the-world , science-fiction , traditionally-published , scottish-author. If each, I told myself, could but be housed in separate identities, life would be relieved of all that was unbearable; the unjust might go his way, delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin; and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path, doing the good things in which he found his pleasure, and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil.

It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous faggots were thus bound If each, I told myself, could but be housed in separate identities, life would be relieved of all that was unbearable; the unjust might go his way, delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin; and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path, doing the good things in which he found his pleasure, and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil. It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous faggots were thus bound together - that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling. How, then, were they dissociated? DON'T read this review if you do not know the "spoiler" of Dr.

I can't imagine anyone being spoiled, but I want to be fair and kind, so if you don't know what Jekyll Hyde is about, please skip this review. The first time I read this book I was a child. At that time and in that place, we had no television set and so I and my siblings would entertain each other by reading books aloud to one another. We were so excited to get our hands on a copy of The Strange Case of Dr. We all knew the basic plot How horrifying and adventurous would this renowned novel be?!!?!? I can't describe to you how disappointed we were. The book was extremely boring and mainly about a lawyer. It was not exciting or thrilling at all. Fast forward to now when I decided to pick it up again to see if it was as bad as I remembered it being.

The book starts out excruciatingly. It is no wonder so many people give up on it. Stevenson writes boring stuff. He starts out with a whimper instead of a bang. Stevenson couldn't have constructed this book in a worse way if he tried. Instead of an exciting story about a man experimenting with mad science and exploring the nuances of good and evil, and delving into the ideas of what makes up the nature of a human being Not exactly interesting. Instead of Dr. Hyde being the MC, Stevenson instead insists on focusing on some random lawyer and structuring the novel around him. Big mistake. Hyde, the book hasn't much to offer. I mean, for people reading this in it must have been very shocking and revolutionary, but nowadays who cares?

There has to be MORE to the story than this twist to draw in modern readers, and Stevenson regrettably doesn't offer any reasons for the modern reader to stick around. The plot is not gripping. The text goes on and on, often about nothing. Modern readers often struggle with old texts, but Stevenson is making things particularly difficult. I'm not disrespecting books written in this time period, as I hope I'm making clear. I don't know if this is due to the fact that he burned his original version of this novel which he considered a masterpiece at the behest of his wife, or what, but it is poorly plotted and constructed. Stevenson tries to convince me that Jekyll can't find the 'good' or 'impure' or 'right batch' of salt anymore, and that is why the whole thing falls to pieces.

I can't believe he's even saying this with a straight face. Do better, Stevenson. Only one woman in the novel, an unnamed maid who witnesses a murder. World almost completely populated by men. It does have some great aspects. According to an interview with Kirsten Dunst , early storyline included the Black Cat as a major character. This is confirmed on the 2-disc DVD commentaries. The interior of Aunt May's house is the same sets built for the first Spider-Man movie. Five different video games were developed and released for the film "Spider-Man 2.

If Mary Jane seems a little absent in Peter's surprise birthday party, it's because Kirsten Dunst had a terrible cold when it came time to film the scene. When she sings it for the second time at around 1h 9 mins , new lyrics are added to the tune "Where have you gone to now? The train sequence alone required over visual effects. The make and model of the car was a Ford 'Focus. Sam Raimi wanted the movie to be set in an "idealized" New York City, including elevated trains. The scenes featuring fighting on the exterior of a commuter train amidst a crowd of skyscrapers were filmed in Chicago, Illinois, on the famous elevated Loop standing in for what most likely is the IRT Ninth Avenue Line torn down in , with routes transferred to underground subway lines.

Chicago 'L' trains, in particular, series cars recognizable by their blinker type doors , were made up to appear as R-train cars, complete with MTA New York City Subway decals and "Bay Ridge" on their destination boards, even though the shots of the buildings are those of Lexington Avenue - including the balcony bridge that connects parts of Hunter College - which are on the Upper East Side, which is serviced by the IRT Lexington Avenue Line 4, 5, and 6 trains.

Harry is seen wearing a green bowtie at the failed wedding at the end. This detail is similar to the Thanksgiving scene in the first movie where Peter is wearing the Green Goblin's colors and Norman is wearing Spider-Man's colors. The elevator scene between Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man costume and Hal Sparks was improvised and allowed the two actors to just riff off each other. Approximately 25 takes were shot. What's used in the theatrical film is the first take, several of the others can be seen on the 2. Set 2 years after the events in the first film. Pre-production, scripting and casting were all finished within a year of the first film's release.

Another one of Spidey's trademarks in the comic book is his homemade tracking device he can pin on people, and although it's mentioned in the script, it did not appear in a Spider-Man film until Spider-Man: Homecoming The two boys who give Spider-Man back his mask after the opening train scene are played by Tobey Maguire 's half-brothers. According to the novelization, David Koepp contributed to the script, but he's uncredited on the film. According to DP Bill Pope , even though the film primarily uses Super 35, 16 large format cameras were brought in to shoot the exterior of the subway train scene. To cover every angle of the train, all six Panavision Super 65mm cameras were brought in and used for the first time since Far and Away together with an 8-perf Iwerks camera, four Arri cameras and 8 VistaVision cameras, with an array of three joined up to create a large dimension view.

Sam couldn't hire him because he was working with Steven Seagal on Belly of the Beast Production began on the sequel almost immediately after Spider-Man was completed. Writer Scott Spiegel has a brief cameo as the man on the balcony who tries to eat a piece of pizza. During the final months of filming Alfred Molina was also in training for his role on stage for Broadway's Fiddler On The Roof, after an intense day of filming green screen footage he took a moment in between takes to lighten the mood. Both this and The Incredibles are superhero movies featuring the lead character stopping a moving train. Michael Chabon 's proposed script had several major changes from the final product which would have better explained certain plot points.

Peter is still living with Harry, and doesn't move into his own place until halfway through the film, while Doc Ock is roughly the same age as Peter, and wants to go on a date with Mary Jane. Meanwhile, Peter losing his powers is not caused by a lack of confidence, but by Ock giving him an inhibitor chip that slowly drains his powers out. Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. Comic artist Alex Ross provided the paintings that recap the events of Spider-Man , similar to how the opening titles of Richard Lester 's Superman II recapped the events of Superman The third highest grossing film of , surpassed first by Shrek 2 and second by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban It was generally agreed when looking back at the first film that the key component it missed was vertigo.

Hence, for Spider-Man 2 , all the CGI was amped up and a lot of the action takes place on the sides of buildings. Jerry O'Connell auditioned to play John Jameson. Peter tells Mary Jane that he saw her billboard on Bleecker Street. Strange is referenced again later in the film. You can see one of Doc Ock's arm curl to his back in preparation for its attack later in the scene before Aunt May stops him. The moped Peter Parker rides throughout the movie is a Puch Newport. During driving scenes it has an aftermarket exhaust; while parked its exhaust is stock. As with Spider-Man , much of the inspiration came from the original Silver Age stories of the s and the Ultimate Spider-Man line that was popular at the time of the movie's production.

Sam Raimi specifically cited 'Unmasked by Doctor Octopus! The movie's portrayal of Doctor Octopus is also indebted to the character's debut storyline in Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 December June Peyton List's film debut. In an early exchange between Aziz and Parker, Aziz says "look, you're my only hope". This could be a reference to the bolas spider, which catches its prey by throwing a balled up piece of webbing rather than making a web. When Harry throws the knife, it shatters the mirror, causing Norman's screaming face to be replaced for a split second by Harry's own screaming face.

This suggests that Harry is having hallucinations. Italian censorship visa delivered on 30 August Is this interesting? Hal Sparks : at around 29 mins The man who meets Spider-Man inside the elevator and compliments him on his Spidey outfit is "Michael Novotny" from Queer as Folk , a gay man obsessed with comics and superheroes, who'd always dreamed of meeting one on the show. An alternative version of this scene was used in the Spider-Man 2. John Landis : one of the doctors killed in the "birth of Doc Ock" sequence. Phil LaMarr : at around 1h 35 mins a passenger on the elevated subway train. Director Cameo Sam Raimi : at around 9 mins near the beginning of the movie, when Peter is on campus, he drops his books.

When he bends down to retrieve them, he is hit in the head by two backpacks. Raimi, whose face is not seen, is the second "student" to hit him. Octopus' tentacles attacking the doctors operating on him, which Raimi called "Octovision". Sam Raimi : [drink] the alcohol Maker's Mark appears in most of Raimi's movies. Spoilers The trivia items below may give away important plot points. Octopus sinking in water is entirely digital. The SFX team hailed it as the most detailed rendition of a human face for its time that was purely done in CG. All Daily Bugle newspapers are chronologically and correctly dated to follow the movie's plot each day.

In the script: Peter rents above a TV repair shop. He doesn't live with Harry anymore since Norman's death, and Harry moved back into his father's townhouse. Harry's obsession with Spider-Man was too much for Peter to bear. This is the reason why he gets annoyed with Harry at his birthday party. Doc Ock tapped Peter's phone lines. The scene with the burning building was a lot shorter. The reason MJ is so annoyed that Peter missed her play is because he was the one who encouraged her acting ability. Harry wonders if Quest, Oscorp's biggest rival, hired Spider-Man to discredit his company. Hoffman is the ad manager for the Daily Bugle, according to the script.

That would explain why Jameson is always asking him to patent names for supervillains invented by the Bugle. Betty Brant ensures the bum is paid more for the Spidey suit than Jameson was willing to shell out. In a scene omitted from the film, the night staff at the Bugle say that Jameson wears the suit, striking mock heroic poses when he thought no-one was watching.

He even walked onto his desk, sticking paper clips to a lamp like it were webbing. Also, the DA's office want the suit to verify it's the real thing, but Jameson won't hear of it. MJ confesses to Louise she's marrying John to prove something to her father, and to show Peter what he's missed out on. The planetarium party Jameson's hosting is to raise money for the new library of science. Part of what fuels Harry's depression is the scientists who witnessed the failed fusion experiment were thinking of suing Harry, because it was funded by Oscorp's money. It also bothers him to see MJ with another man, just like Peter. In the original script, Rosie was killed by an arc of energy from the ball Octavius created.

It was Neil Spisak 's idea to use a collapsed pier as Doc Ock's lair to reflect a warped version of Dr. Octavius's old lab and express how his life had collapsed and grown more monstrous, evoking Fritz Lang 's work and the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari A quarter-scale miniature was built for its collapse. Not only does Wilde's comedy also concern men with double identities like Peter Parker , but Cecily Cardew is unaware of their purposeful deception until the end of the second act of the three-act play much like Mary-Jane is unaware of Peter's duality until the end of the second movie in the trilogy.

According to the novelization: when Spider-Man shows up at Doctor Octavius' failed experiment, Harry assumes he's the reason why it failed. Doc Ock thinks he's helping Aunt May by giving her a quick death, rather than a slow one of old age. They even regard him as a father, something omitted from the film. The closest it ever gets to that in the movie is when Doc Ock says he hears voices inside his head. They also say things like Spidey interfered in his experiment because he was jealous of Otto's success.

Uncle Ben appears to Peter frequently, rather than a single dream sequence in the movie. His scene with Peter was originally longer - Peter would web Waldo's foot to the floor, and go in to see MJ's play just as it was coming to an end. When Peter tells the man he made the suit himself, the novelization tells us he got it from the brother of The Flying Dutchman, the rival wrestler of Bone-Saw, who Peter fought in the first film. He offered his services after Peter beat up Bone-Saw.

Peter couldn't come forward because of his involvement. A trucker pinched her bottom and she dumped a plate of spaghetti in his lap. When Enrique demanded she apologise, she was thinking of caving in when John stepped in. His car battery had died, and he was waiting for a tow-truck. They started seeing each other not long after. Mary-Jane's parents have split up since the first film.

Apparently Mr. Watson has changed slightly since the divorce. MJ's line "You can't get off if you never got on" sounded suggestive in her mind. When Peter goes to see a doctor, it's at the university's student health services department. His name is Dr Wally Davis, and he's more emotional in the book. He even sees a therapist. Instead of stealing the money to fund his experiment, Doctor Octopus broke into classified government installations for what he needed. They couldn't risk exposure so they couldn't argue. The tentacles also tapped into an illegal power hookup.

Peter muses that all the women in his life wind up dangling from a ledge sometime. It also bothers Peter that he always photographs MJ with other men. In the case of John more so, because he hasn't done half of the heroic things Peter has done, and he's still celebrated as a hero. While Spider-Man is demonized by the press. Although Jameson is ecstatic that Spider-Man has given up, in the novelization he's secretly not that happy about it, because Spider-Man sells more editions of the Daily Bugle than any other celebrity, and now that he's gone, sales figures for the Bugle have gone into a tailspin.

When Peter goes to get his suit back, he was secretly listening to Jameson's eulogy before he took it. Apparently, Jameson had it dry-cleaned so it felt better than ever. Apparently when Peter was a young boy, he distrusted his Aunt May after his mother died. But in the reconciliation scene, he begins to wonder if May knows his secret. In that same scene, because he moves a desk with ease, that's what prompts him to try and jump the gap between two buildings, thinking his powers have returned. He doesn't fall on a car though. Aunt May begins to blame herself for Uncle Ben's death in the film, but in the novelization, Peter wonders is it because Ben is haunting her as well, especially now he's given up Spider-Man. When he confesses his part in Uncle Ben's death, May tells him to leave instead of just getting up and going to her room in silence as she does in the film.

What kills Doctor Octopus is when he drowns his experiment, it super-heats the water, broiling him alive. He also goes blind by staring into the eye of the ball of energy without his protective goggles. The tentacles claimed to be afraid that the end had come for them. There are several visual references to Spider-Man in this film: Peter running into a burning building to save a child. Peter running across a rooftop before trying and failing to shoot his web. Peter putting out the trash in aunt May's back yard and speaking to Mary Jane. Spider-Man lying incapacitated on the sofa of his enemy. POV of Peter Parker looking through his glasses and seeing a blurred image.

Saturn provided four for production, of which three were used, being hurled 30 yards into the building. Director Sam Raimi was reportedly very impressed with the vehicle's durability. The most notable ones include POV shots of the tentacles meant to represent the force and a mini-chainsaw used to attack them. In the original script, a man called Jack Albright kidnaps Otto Octavius in a giant robot. He gets saved by Spider-Man. Albright wanted to know more about Otto's experiments. He later set himself on fire with incendiary cigarettes and fell to his death off a ledge. He later loses his powers. Peter Parker has to get his back to fight Octavius and save Mary Jane.

Mary Jane discovers Spider-Man's secret identity. Peter Parker and Clark Kent also both work for major newspapers. Connors was mentioned in the previous movie, but this marks the first time he appears on screen. He debuted in the comics in 'Face-to-Face with

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