The Date: March 5
The Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
What Is It?: Often cited as the launching point for Universal’s horror cycle, Wallace Worsley’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel is less concerned with horror and monsters than it is with how the lower classes are capable of far greater humanity and cunning than the upper classes expect. Lon Chaney’s Quasimodo is hardly a monster; he’s a revolutionary.
Why Today?: Today is World Book Day.