Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who, it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills. Written by
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Fellini had spent most of 1967 working on the " Yoyage of G. Mastorna" with Marcello Mastroianni and Dino de Laurentiis but it collapsed due to health and personal problems suffered by the director. This was his first work since " Juliet of the Spirits" in 1965. See more
During the final card game between Wilson (Alain Delon) and Giuseppina (Brigitte Bardot), Wilson deals himself two cards in a row during the final hand. He should have dealt Giuseppina a fifth card first before taking his. See more
It is said, gentlemen, that the heart is the seat of the emotions, the passions. Indeed. But experience shows that it is the seat of our cares. Its only generosity lies in the suffering it gives. So, when we have cut the ribs, separated the diaphragm, and folded back what is commonly called the rib cage, we can deliver the patient form the source of her woes. The doctor is a benefactor. We will thus bring her relief. Along with her heart...
Young girl on the dissection table (segment "William Wilson")
We'll remove despair and the pain of love. ...
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Sung by Ray Charles
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Music by Heinz Roemheld See more