Thursday, April 03, 2008
Yesterday was the anniversary of the death in 1953 of film director Jean Epstein. I watched his hour-long 1928 The Fall of the House of Usher back in October as part of my month-long experience in Horror, and the film can be viewed online here. His 1927 film La Glace a Trois Faces can be viewed at ubuweb, as can his 1947 La Tempestaire.
FilmReference.com has an article here. Senses of Cinema has an article on the Poe-inspired House of Usher here and an article on La Glace a Trois Faces here. (Sorry about the lack of accent marks, but I've never learned how to make my keyboard cooperate.)
The picture at the top of the post came from Wikipedia, where a rationale for fair use (to illustrate this post in the absence of a copy-free alternative) can also be found.