Review Edgar Allan Poe

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
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.
 

duzit

Member: Rank 6
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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Doctor Omega

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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
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
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:


 

divemaster13

Member: Rank 4
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.
 

duzit

Member: Rank 6
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.
Thanks for the suggestion...
 

Sunflower007

Member: Rank 3
: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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"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
 

Sunflower007

Member: Rank 3
I thought it was wonderfully done. Yes, the animation is quite good. Not worthy of the bad reviews I had read.
: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
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator




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...





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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