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The Phenomenon of Jack The Ripper Areas in which Jack The Ripper was an influence...and not limited to the realm of serial murder.

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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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Interestingly, the 1924 film 'Waxworks' features the aforementioned Harun al Raschid portrayed by the first male Oscar winner, American/German actor Emil Jannings.

The final segment of this German Expressionist anthology features an early cinematic appearance of Jack the Ripper—or at least of “Spring-heeled Jack.” When a young writer answers an advertisement to write stories for wax figures at a carnival, the owner tests his abilities by asking him to write for three of the waxworks: Harun al Rashid, Ivan the Terrible, and Spring-heeled Jack. After finishing the first two stories, the young man falls exhausted into sleep as his girlfriend looks on, and he dreams that Spring-heeled Jack pursues the two of them against the backdrop of the carnival. Just as the killer overtakes them, the writer’s cries prompt the girlfriend to awaken him. Seeing Spring-heeled Jack again as a mere wax statue reassures the young man that the two of them are safe and that Jack has not stolen his beloved away from him.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014586/
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