help....................What 3 poe stories where made into movies? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread


-- Anonymous, March 19, 2003


Murders on the Rue Morgue, Usher, Pit and Pendulum, The Red Death. A trilogy containing Valdemar, The Black Cat and some other one. Most are horribly butchered changed and expanded- or partially comic like the Vincent Price series under Roger Corman. I'm not even counting "The Raven". The only interesting Poe film was the Joseph Cotten(Poe-Dupin) mystery which finishes very realistically on a clumsy, hard to win fist fight.(The Man in the Black Cloak"?) That story is historical fiction and not by Poe.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2003

If the previous information is not enough, "The Cask of Amontillado" was made into a movie. I found this out when we watched it in English class. It starred the father from the movie "Home Alone" (pardon me for being so terrible at names - I fear I have a problem when it comes to remember actors names). It was a low budget film I assume, so maybe it wouldn't be helpful. Yet, I am sure that it is in fact a movie.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2003

there's a book by stephen marlowe about edgar poe, called the light house at the end of the world, i heard something about it being turned into a movie with michal jackson as edgar??

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2003

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