Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Fall of the House of Usher: 1928 French

The Fall of the House of Usher was filmed twice in 1928. This version was directed by Jean Epstein, assisted by Luis Bunuel. It is a foreign film with French inter-titles and English voiceover.

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Moria says, " The mood of the story also seems far more melancholic than the utter desolation of the soul and sense of decay that comes across in Poe." Slant Magazine points out that this is based on themes from Poe's story and concludes: "to look at the screen of this film is to witness a portal into a complex, heretofore unknown dimension of cinematic representation." Roger Ebert considers it a great film and says he "barely stirred during the film's 66-minute running time".

5/25/2008: GoatDog has a review.

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