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The Music of Erich Zann (1980)

 |  Short, Horror, Music  |  October 1980 (USA)
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This story revolves around a student of metaphysics, Charles Dexter Ward who befriends Erich Zann an aging violinist who lives on the floor above him. Charles is fascinated and then drawn ... See full summary »

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This story revolves around a student of metaphysics, Charles Dexter Ward who befriends Erich Zann an aging violinist who lives on the floor above him. Charles is fascinated and then drawn to Zann's sinister yet wonderful music that he hears late at night drifting down from above. He, of course, discovers more then he bargains for when he peers at what beckons beyond that strange curtained window in Zann's room. Written by Ørnås

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Preludio from Partita in E major
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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Weird fiction, well adapted.
23 September 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a good example of how well things can turn out when a good little story is interpreted as a movie by dedicated artists on a tiny budget. It helps that the tale takes place in filthy little one-room apartments and that the action is pretty character driven, until the unknown vistas of space and time begin to make themselves felt. The special effects are not likely to amaze everybody, but the build-up to them will help you use your imagination to best advantage. Sticks really close to the story as I remember it, so this movie could lead the curious reader into the strange and varied world of one of the great pulp fantacists.


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