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Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul 

Comprised of interviews with Poe scholars, dramatic sequences, and an adaptation of "The Cask of Amontillado", this documentary covers the life of Edgar Allen Poe thoroughly from a number of perspectives.

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Joyce Chopra (adaptation), Edgar Allan Poe (stories) | 4 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Eric Christmas ... Old Man
Sky Rumph Sky Rumph ... Little Edgar
Michelle Joyner ... Eliza Poe
Pam Van Sant Pam Van Sant ... Kind Lady
Devyn Puett Devyn Puett ... Virginia Poe
Marianne Muellerleile ... Maria Clemm
Robert Dowdell ... Minister
Val Bettin ... John Latrobe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rene Auberjonois ... Fortunato (segment "The Cask of Amontillado")
Ruby Dee ... Narrator (voice)
Philip Glass ... Himself
John Heard ... Montresor (segment "The Cask of Amontillado")
Alfred Kazin Alfred Kazin ... Himself
Tony Maggio Tony Maggio ... Edgar Allan Poe (as Anthony Maggio)
Patrick Quinn Patrick Quinn ... Himself
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Comprised of interviews with Poe scholars, dramatic sequences, and an adaptation of "The Cask of Amontillado", this documentary covers the life of Edgar Allen Poe thoroughly from a number of perspectives.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Fortunato: For the love of God, Montresor!
Montresor: Yes - for the love of God.
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If you like Poe, you'll love this!
27 August 2001 | by roegrocksSee all my reviews

I recorded this off the air and have watched the entire biography, but I'm only commenting here on the adaptation of the classic Poe short story, "The Cask of Amontillado" with John Heard and Rene Auberjonois.

This story has been perfectly adapted according to its original stature and not made up to be something more as many of Poe's stories have been, sometimes successfully, other times not quite so well done. It's tough to stretch a little short story into a feature length film, which is not attempted here. The costumes are excellent, which is an important element in the story, and the performances are wonderful. You won't be disappointed.

I recommend this lovely video, although it will be tough to find, so watch your local listings.


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