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The Raven, a film starring Edgar Allan Poe?

Posted by Professor G on October 8, 2011 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Coming next March (2012) The Raven. 

The Raven is a fictionalized murder mystery/thriller starring none other than great horror writer himself, Edgar Allan Poe.

Set in theearly 1800’s, the film is centered around a serial killer murdering his victims in the gruesome manners of Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories wherein the fictionalized character of the author himself is drafted by the authorities to catch the copy-cat killer.  

It’s difficult to say at this point what this film will bring, but the premise is pretty strong.  Simply put, I see the film as a wonderfully morbid commercial montage touching on and exposing the audience to the original masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe.

La premiére bande-annonce "The Raven"

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In watching the first trailer of the film we see the scenes from many of Poe’s stories here represented.  For instance:  The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, as well as the namesake of the film, The Raven.

Whether the fim is good or bad it will definitely present a tour de force, if you will, of the tales of horror crafted by the mastermind of thrillers Edgar Allan Poe.


News and Things

Posted by Professor G on September 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone!

Wow the summer flew by, and it's already time to go back to school!  I hope you all had an excellent summer with good weather, good friends and some time to relax.

I was looking through some of the films that are scheduled to come out this school year (mostly for a special project), and wow!  there are two seemingly great films!

For those who know me or have been (un)lucky enough to have been in one of my English classes, you will understand why I'm looking forward to the following films. ;)

  • The first is a film about the Bard himself, William ShakespeareAnonymous is due out in theaters November 16th, and is based on the controversy still debated today, as to whether Shakespeare truly wrote the plays to which he's accredited.  While this film will probably not solve this issue, it should be an enjoyable adaptation of the authorship question.

  • The second film, The Raven is due out in theaters in March of 2012.  Presenting a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe, the film sells itself as mystery in which Edgar Allan Poe is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mimic those of Poe's stories.  If it is well written this promises to be an exciting film.  But only time will tell.

Mmmm, I think I envision some class trips to the cinema ;)...

So if the films coming out are any indication of a good year, we should have a great year!  In any case welcome back and I look forward to seeing you all very soon, and wish you a successful and enjoyable academic year!