This Blog is dedicated to reviewing and analyzing the different adaptations of Victor’s Hugo novel Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame. There are dozens of retelling of the novel ranging from movies, cartoons, musicals, ballets, and operas. Some are considered masterpieces and some are not. Some are vastly popular and beloved and even more are unknown.
So why review the various adaptations of this particular novel? It’s a story that is known throughout the world but at the same time it’s misunderstood. This is mainly because the focus has shifted from “Our Lady of Paris” to Quasimodo as the main (titular) character. Of course not all the versions put Quasimodo as the main character but more than enough have.
Is it a bad thing not to follow the novel faithfully? Should failure to follow the novel at least somewhat means that the version be diminish the quality of the version? No. When I first started this I was somewhat of purist on following the source material but nowadays I don’t think that is the case. Creatively, scope and vision matter. But so for the sake of this blog, I’m going to review the movies on their own merits and then look at the version against the novel.
Reoccurring Post Overview
Review Articles – The article pertaining to the Hunchback version that is being review. Varies from version to version
Special Articles – Usually about some topic that pertains to Hunchback but not necessarily the given movie that is being reviewed.
Questions – when I answered a question that was either searched on a search engine and found the site or is asked directly, can be anything silly or serious
References – A Hunchback References in unlikely places
Hypothetical Casting – A Casting Option for a Hunchback/Notre Dame de Paris adaptation. Persons can be living or dead, feel free to submit a casting choice
Horoscopes – A Spoof on Horoscopes, basically I pick a random sentence from the book and whatever it is that is the prediction. It doesn’t matter the sentence, the first sentence that is picked is is, I have no-do-over policyFollow thehunchblog