Much like the Jetlag version the 1956 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by Jean Delannoy is considered one of the most faithful adaptations of the book. Even if it’s not 100% accurate this film captures the mood of the original book. Many consider Gina Lollobrigida’s interpretation as Esmeralda to be one of the most accurate deception of what a medieval Romani women would have looked like.
The film does take a lot of liberties with story and characters but did the changes that were made help the film? And is it actually a good and enjoyable movie on it’s own?
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Please Note – There are two versions of this film; the French dub and the English dub. I have access to the English Dub