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  • This is a very imaginative, beautifully shot film that gives a very interesting interpretation of the original story
  • I haven't seen that many film versions of Poe stories, but this one is definitely the best so far

    • by limonar
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      This avantgarde film by Jan Svankmajer depicts the classic horror story by Edgar Allan Poe in a most original way. Svankmajer always used the style that pleased him the very most, not bothering about the commercial success or

      anything of the kind. Film is a pure art form for Svankmajer, which is very evident when you see his films. This is a very imaginative, beautifully shot film that gives a very interesting interpretation of the original ...

      • story. There’s no dialogue here, as it is in the story, everything is told with images and sound only, which is impressive right there. You get the feeling you are the victim in the story as the camera
        flashes around like a normal person would do if he had a pendulum above is head about to crush it. I haven’t seen that many film versions of Poe stories, but this one is definitely the best so far.



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