Seminal Image #332


Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs
(Paul Leni, 1928)

2 comments:

Brent McKee said...

Bob Kane, creator of Batman, cited Veidt's appearance in The Man Who Laughed as the inspirationf for The Joker. Kane was, by all reports a huge movie fan.

swac said...

Really? I don't see any resemblance! (Actually, I think the very first published drawing of The Joker was more or less a direct copy of this still.)