One of the many other deaths we see in del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” is Felicia Kimball (Mary Steenburgen), the wife of a judge who murdered her husband and then herself so they could reunite. with their son. inside Original 1947Stan is involved with a high society woman who lost her daughter, but the body count isn’t as high and we don’t see Stan beating Grindle to death or running past Anderson (who wasn’t a character in the original). ) in the car.
The 1947 version also weaponized religion more. Stan had read the Bible and was able to reverse the Ten Commandments; he talks about building a tabernacle, creating converts and having a radio of his own. Molly fears that he is “against God” by defrauding people with “sacred and holy” things. She fears God might strike him dead, but Stan continues to speak like a radio evangelist, talking about Grindle (Taylor Holmes) as someone whose “faith is shaking in balance. , a man who has been confirmed to be skeptical of anything to do with religion.”
The original Grindle wasn’t evil and abusive to women, and Cooper’s version of Stan was himself a skeptic, openly disdaining hypocrisy and “high stories of Jesus and a world.” the other side is happy.” He uses the “Talking Bible” while deceiving people, but aside from Pete’s ramblings, the 2021 film leaves more of a religious background.
When Molly initially dressed up as the specter of Grindle’s lost love, she suffered a crisis of conscience that led to the revelation of her own hoax. This and her basic sense of religious morality contribute to the ending of the 1947 film, where “Nightmare Alley” answers its own question about how a guy can get so low. so by saying, “He has reached too high.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/983500/all-the-major-differences-between-guillermo-del-toros-version-of-nightmare-alley-and-the-1947-original/ All the major differences between Guillermo Del Toro’s version of Nightmare Alley and the original 1947 version