Joker The Man Who Laughs T-Shirt by GTO Clothing
Joker The Man Who Laughs T-Shirt by GTO Clothing Inspired by the silent Movie “The Man Who Laughs” with Conrad Veidt from 1928. The Joker The Man Who Laughs T-Shirt is the perfect add-on for any Vampire, Goth, Dark and Noir lover. The Joker The Man Who Laughs design is also available on Bags.
The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name and stars Mary Philbin as the blind Dea and Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine. The film is known for the grim carnival freak-like grin on the character Gwynplaine’s face, which often leads it to be classified as a horror film. Film critic Roger Ebert stated, “The Man Who Laughs is a melodrama, at times even a swashbuckler, but so steeped in Expressionist gloom that it plays like a horror film.”
The Man Who Laughs is a Romantic melodrama, similar to films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). The film was one of the early Universal Pictures productions that made the transition from silent films to sound films, using the Movietone sound system introduced by William Fox. The film was completed in April 1927 but was held for release in April 1928, with sound effects and a music score that included the song, “When Love Comes Stealing,” by Walter Hirsch, Lew Pollack, and Erno Rapee. Conrad Veidt’s character Gwynplaine has been known as an inspiration for the Joker, Batman’s nemesis. [source: WIKIPEPIA]