The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeHow could I not love this book? Shortly after reading Poes complete works as a teenager, my family was transferred to Fort Monroe in southern Virginia. While waiting for permanent housing, I ended up staying in the house (and the very bedroom) that Poe had been in while he served on the base. Pulling out this book and reading it in the very space where Poe had suffered through depression and anxiety was exhilarating. While I realized the morbid nature of my glee, it somehow seemed appropriate as I lay awake at nights praying to hear that telltale ticking.
As an adult, I have come to realize that my love of Poes horror comes from the fact that he focuses not on the gore on modern horror, but rather on the shocking indelicacy of human potential. I sometimes think of him as the Gothic forefather of Anthony Robbins.
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H ow enticing the work of Edgar Allan Poe must be to a producer. So rich in allegory, so fruitful for visual ingenuity and so inexpensive out there in the public domain! Garcia, whose work in animation departments range from The Smurfs TV show to Fantasia , unites the individual short films with a peculiar framing device. When the raven moves and speaks, what at first looks like paper cut outs become pixellated, giving off a video game cut-scene feel. This one-step-forward, two-steps-back frustration will be felt time and again. How wonderful to hear his spooky voice one last time, detailing the decaying mind and collapsing castle of the title. The faces of the animated figures are contorted, and look like Braque paintings, but the way they move through the frame seem slow, as if the film is running off an outdated computer drive.
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