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The Raven (2012)

Postby jadewik » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:14 am

Summary of the movie from IMDB:
The movie portrays a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.


For those of you who aren't familiar with Edgar Allan Poe's demise, the whole affair is shrouded in mystery. On October 3, 1849, Poe was found in dire need of medical attention. At the time he was discovered, he was wearing clothing that wasn't his. His death certificate and information pertaining to his death has been mysteriously lost. The only information available as to his cause of death (COD) was "congestion of the brain" or "cerebral inflammation" as reported by the newspapers-- that would be considered "death by alcoholism" now-a-days. Other suspected CODs include cooping (which would explain the clothing), delirium tremens, heart disease, epilepsy, syphilis, meningeal inflammation, cholera, and rabies.

The night before his death, Poe allegedly called out the name "Reynolds" repeatedly. Also, on the day he was buried, a long obituary signed "Ludwig" appeared in the New York Tribune. The mysterious identity of the Poe Toaster who has been known to leave three roses and a bottle of cognac at the E.A.Poe memorial also leaves unanswered questions surrounding the author's death.

The actual burial location of Poe's body is largely disputed and so his remains can never be exhumed to enable modern scientists to examine the body. He died a penniless pauper and was buried in an unmarked grave. Yet, he has since been granted a memorial headstone near where he is thought to have been buried.

I can't think of a better way for a Victorian author of macabre mystery to end his mortal life than in a swath of mystery.

See how many of Poe's stories you can recognize from the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr4EblLcux4&feature=player_embedded

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby NeverMore » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:21 pm


John Cusack, one of my favorite actors. Looking forward to this movie.

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby iHaunt » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks, Jadewik! I'll rent it when it comes out on DVD. ;)

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Jack Skellington » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:26 pm

I'm looking forward to this movie. I'm a big fan of John Cusack too!
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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Murfreesboro » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:13 am

Oh, I hope this is a good movie! Cusack is a very good actor.

You know, there is a connection between Poe & Dickens re the Raven. Dickens, IIRC, had a pet raven, and he included a talking Raven in one of his novels, which Poe reviewed. He also toured the US, and met Poe. They were friendly, I believe. Poe is generally believed to have gotten his idea about the Raven poem from Dickens.

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Pumpkin56 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:19 am

I watched the trailer for this last week. Kinda gave me a From Hell vibe but I can't wait to see it!

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Murfreesboro » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:16 pm

From Hell is one of my all-time favorite movies, so that kind of vibe might be a good thing for me.

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Pumpkin56 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 pm

I can't remember where I saw the trailer--maybe Huffington Post? I'm sure you can youtube it though. Check it out :)

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Jack Skellington » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:17 am

I just watched the trailer on Youtube. It looks really good!
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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby NeverMore » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:39 pm



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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby Pumpkin56 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:35 am

When does this come out? I need something to look forward to at the movies...

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby zoltan hound dracula » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:46 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:When does this come out? I need something to look forward to at the movies...

9TH MARCH :)

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby NeverMore » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:20 pm


April 27th here in the States.


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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby zoltan hound dracula » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:47 am

NeverMore wrote:
April 27th here in the States.

HI NEVERMORE,YOU ARE RIGHT IT WAS DUE TO RELEASED ON 9TH MARCH NOW MOVED TO APRIL 27TH,THAT MEANS MAY BEFORE SCREENED IN UK :)

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Re: The Raven (2012)

Postby jadewik » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:20 am

I didn't make it to the theater this weekend-- I'm hoping to find time on Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Did anyone make it out to see The Raven?


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