American poet and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe has had significant influence in television and film. Many are adaptations of Poe's work, others merely reference it. [ edit ] Film
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) , American poet, critic, short story writer, and author of such macabre works as “The Fall of the House of Usher” (1840); I looked upon the scene before me - upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain - upon the bleak walls - upon the vacant eye-like windows - upon a few rank sedges - and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees - with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium - the bitter lapse into everyday life - the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart - an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it - I paused to think - what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?
This is about the narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. For other uses, see The Raven (disambiguation) "The Raven" depicts a mysterious raven's midnight visit to a mourning narrator, as illustrated by John Tenniel (1858). " The Raven " is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe . First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven 's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness.
Raven is the common name given to several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus . Raven may also refer to: [ edit ] Film and television Raven (BBC TV series) , a children's adventure game show Raven (UK TV series) , a 1977 British television series Raven (U.S. TV series) , a 1992–1993 American television series Raven , a 1996 film starring Burt Reynolds . [ edit ] Games
There are many references to ravens in legends and literature. Most of these refer to the widespread common raven . Because of its black plumage, croaking call, and diet of carrion , the raven has long been considered a bird of ill omen and of interest to creators of myths and legends. [ edit ] Symbolism The raven is the national bird of Bhutan , and it adorns the royal hat, representing the deity Gonpo Jarodonchen ( Mahakala with a Raven's head; one of the important guardian deities of Bhutanese culture.) It is the official bird of the Yukon and of the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories .
A distinct black shape, tumbling in the updrafts of a mountain crag - a raven at play. The 'gronking' call of a raven is one of the most evocative sounds of Britain's uplands. The raven is probably the world's most intelligent and playful bird. In the world of myth, it is a bird of paradox, and something of a dark clown. Its association with playful intelligence is perhaps exceeded by its image as a bird of death.
Edgar Allan Poe 's poem " The Raven " has been frequently referenced and parodied in contemporary culture. Immediately popular after the poem's publication in 1845, it quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Some consider it the best poem ever written. [ 1 ] As such, modern references to the poem continue to appear in popular culture. [ edit ] Print Writer James Russell Lowell , a contemporary of Poe's, references "The Raven" and its author in his poem, A Fable for Critics : "Here comes Poe with his Raven, like Barnaby Rudge, / Three fifths of him genius, two fifths sheer fudge."
Edit Storyline In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr.
Edit Storyline A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer crippled and brain damaged in an auto wreck.
The art of the short film is growing larger than ever before because of video sharing services such as Youtube and Vimeo . As the art is becoming increasingly web-centric, Pelpina and I have decided to showcase a short film each week on the WebBeat.TV blog. Most films are between 5 and 15 minutes in length and can be a great source of entertainment when you have a few minutes to spare. So, without further adieu, I present our first short film of the week: The Raven . Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil , The Raven stars Victor Lopez as Chris Black, a character who “possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.”