Review Edgar Allan Poe

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    What are your favourite books, short stories, poems and film adaptions of Mister Poe's work?


     
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    The first literature I read, other than comic books, was Poe. He is still my favorite author of all time. THE TELL-TALE HEART and THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO are ones that I read very young, and still chill me. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER terrifies me, not only because of the idea of premature burial (which Poe was obsessed with), but because after reading it in my youth, I saw the Vincent Price film, and it scared the bejesus out of me. Obviously, you can't talk about his poetry with out talking about THE RAVEN, because it is a gothic classic. But I actually rank ANNABELLE LEE and THE HAUNTED MANSION higher on my list of favorites, and the THE BELLS after THE RAVEN. I also really love his Dupin stories, and wish we could get a decent film version of them, or at least a film using them as vignettes.
     
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    Netflix is airing "Extraordinary Tales" a collection of Poe ' s most popular stories. It's very well done with animation. The animation keeps your interest in the action.
    As CM1, I read Poe in my younger years, around my middle teens. I was so taken by the macabre of
    his writings. I was a Goth wayyyyyyyyy b4 it was a fashion trend.

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    I thought it was wonderfully done. Yes, the animation is quite good. Not worthy of the bad reviews I had read.
     
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    I had not read any reviews, even if I had read reviews and they were bad, I would still have watched it
    because of the Poe material. It's really quite entertaining.
     
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    I think it is very different to find a Hollywood movie adaption that is faithful to his works, so the "Extraordinary Tales" sounds interesting.

    I watched and liked most of the Roger Corman flicks etc when I was a kid, but I also had this album by the Alan Parsons project, originally released in 1976 then re-released in 1987, with added narration by Orson Welles that had been recorded in 1976, but had been left off the original album.....





    01. A Dream Within A Dream 00:00
    02. The Raven 04:14
    03. The Tell-Tale Heart 08:12
    04. The Cask Of Amontillado 12:51
    05. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether 17:22
    06. The Fall Of The House Of Usher:
    A. Prelude 21:47
    B. Arrival 28:52
    C. Intermezzo 31:25
    D. Pavane 32:33
    E. Fall 37:02
    07. To One In Paradise 37:57
     
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    Is it the whole recording? If so, I will be listening. What a treasure, thanks for posting and sharing with us...:emoji_purple_heart:
     
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    Yes, it is the whole recording. It was the first album ever released by The Alan Parson Project, who got a namecheck in Austin Powers of all things! :emoji_alien:


     
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    Treasures that we still have from our younger years never cease to amaze me.
    Thanks:emoji_purple_heart:
     
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    I added a picture for "Extraordinary Tales", check it out, it's pretty cool...
     
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    I'm going to be listening to this later! Awesome!
     
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    I grew up a big fan of Poe. The Tell-Tale Heart, of course. The Cask of Amontillado. The Black Cat. The Gold-Bug. Many others. In college I memorized the entire poem The Raven. Mostly b/c I liked it so much and it was a challenge, but also to show off at parties, LOL.

    Last year I read a short story "I Am Become Poe" by Kevin Quigley. Wonderfully funny and clever with hints of the Macabre. If you are a fan of Poe, you would love this story.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion...
     
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    :emoji_blush:~ My ultimate favorite works of Edgar Allan Poe are:
    • The Raven
    • Tell-Tale Heart
    • Anabel Lee
    • The Fall of the House of Usher
    • The Cask Of Amontillado
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    :emoji_musical_score:

    "Life is never what you planned
    Life is moments you can't understand
    And that is life

    Holding to the ground
    As the ground keeps shifting
    Trying to keep sane
    As the rules keep changing"

    By: Falsettos
     
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    :emoji_relaxed:~ I definitely need to check that out.

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    "Life is never what you planned
    Life is moments you can't understand
    And that is life

    Holding to the ground
    As the ground keeps shifting
    Trying to keep sane
    As the rules keep changing"

    By: Falsettos
     
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    Here is a full length musical, based on the life and works of Poe.....


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/edgar-allan-poe-the-musical.1944/


    It originated in 2003 with the follow up album to The Alan Parsons album, entitled...



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    Sample track....

    "Somewhere in the Audience" is to Poe's parents who were touring stage actors






    1. "Angel Of The Odd"
    2. "Wings Of Eagles"
    3. "Train To Freedom"
    4. "Somewhere In The Audience"
    5. "The Bells"
    6. "The Pit and the Pendulum: Part I"
    7. "The Pit and the Pendulum: Part II"
    8. "The Pit and the Pendulum: Part III"
    9. "Murders In The Rue Morgue"
    10. "Tiny Star"
    11. "Goodbye To All That"
    12. "Immortal"
     
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    The Pit and the Pendulum was always my favorite.
     
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