1 December 2008
Win Tickets for Mamoulian's 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' at BFI
The BFI are offering three pairs of tickets to aDr. Jekyll screening of the winners' choice at BFI Southbank, between 12th December and 1st January. Just correctly answer this question to enter: Which 70s Hammer star played Dr. Jekyll in Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde...? You can enter up until the 8th December. The three winners will be drawn from the correct answers and notified by December 10th. Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject line JEKYLL COMPETITION. Please include your full name, address and a daytime phone number.
(Directed by Rouben Mamoulian / With Fredric March, Rose Hobart, Miriam Hopkins / USA 1931 / 98min / Cert PG)
Robert Louis Stevenson’s celebrated tale of terror, first published in 1886, has inspired countless screen adaptations, but few have ever matched the achievement of the very first sound version: Rouben Mamoulian’s sensual and stylish masterpiece of 1931. Made shortly before the enforcement of the Hays Code which ushered in stricter censorship, Mamoulian’s adaptation is startlingly frank in its portrayal of Jekyll as a man tormented by sexual frustration. A brilliant young doctor, he shocks the scientific community by claiming that man’s good self can be separated from his evil self, while his impatience to marry his fiancée – clearly motivated by sexual need – is condemned as ‘positively indecent’. Fredric March won an Academy Award for his virtuoso performance as the elegant, civilised doctor who transforms himself to terrifying effect. Steeped in the atmosphere of Victorian London, this great psychological horror film makes perfect Christmas viewing.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde opens at BFI Southbank on 12th December as part of a season of Rouben Mamoulian’s films throughout December. For more information, visit the BFI