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(RamblingBeachCat.com)   Instead of making a crappy movie based on fake events, why didn't Hollywood use a real story of Edgar Allan Poe's art being imitated by life?   (ramblingbeachcat.com) divider line 24
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2012-05-01 10:42:28 AM  
My question is how, exactly, is a man battling depression and alcoholism supposed to "help" the police catch a killer?

Seems like he wouldn't even be a fun drinking buddy.
 
2012-05-01 10:43:26 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-01 10:43:54 AM  
H. H. Holmes was a fan of Poe, and it showed.
 
2012-05-01 10:50:40 AM  
*shrugs* I liked it.
 
2012-05-01 10:59:51 AM  
I have man-crush on John Cusack and will give any movie he is in a chance (with the exception of 2012). I am also a huge Poe fan, so I was more than excited about The Raven, and I don't think anyone could have been more disappointed in it either.

Calling it a crock of shiat gives crocks of shiat a bad name. Cusack is whoring this movie all over the place, and he should be ashamed of himself. The movie was dull, boring, un-scary, laughable, and just a complete waste of time.
 
2012-05-01 11:19:35 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-01 11:20:10 AM  
Just another example of Hollywood retconning famous personalities into shiatty movies. I really wouldn't have been surprised if they had turned Poe into a vampire hunting, zombie killing superhero.
 
2012-05-01 11:32:22 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: My question is how, exactly, is a man battling depression and alcoholism supposed to "help" the police catch a killer?

Seems like he wouldn't even be a fun drinking buddy.


I'm going out on a limb here and thinking there are plenty of real life cops/detectives who are in that very same boat.
 
2012-05-01 11:47:46 AM  
because John Cusack needs welfare money? Jeremy Piven is too bald and his rug looks too fake?

hmm how bout Hollywood is full of wankers?
 
2012-05-01 11:48:33 AM  

Broktun: H. H. Holmes was a fan of Poe, and it showed.


Wow, that's incredible. Thanks for sharing.
 
2012-05-01 11:51:29 AM  
I could tell from the preview I saw that the movie had nothing to do with the actually story Poe wrote. So this does not surprise me in the least. They should have named it something else, unless their intentions was to deceive the public into seeing it.

Think I just answered my own suspicions
 
2012-05-01 12:02:34 PM  
Roger Corman did some great adaptations ( even if he combined stories or completely strayed from the original source material entirely).

Masque of the Red Death is fave.
 
2012-05-01 12:06:34 PM  
oh it wasn't that bad. Just not scary or adrenaline fueld, and I didn't expect it to be. I expected a mystery/detective story and that's what I got.
 
2012-05-01 12:11:37 PM  
I'm still waiting for the H.P. Lovecraft: Monster hunter, movie.

It'll suck too.
 
2012-05-01 12:34:05 PM  
That story reminded my of one of the notorious songs of 70's

Timothy - The Buoys
 
2012-05-01 12:47:40 PM  

Old enough to know better: I'm still waiting for the H.P. Lovecraft: Monster hunter, movie.

It'll suck too.


Whatever happened to "At The Mountains Of Madness"? Is that still gonna happen or what?
 
2012-05-01 12:49:56 PM  

StrangeQ: Just another example of Hollywood retconning famous personalities into shiatty movies. I really wouldn't have been surprised if they had turned Poe into a vampire hunting, zombie killing superhero.


Come on, dude. Hollywood is capable of some stupid shiat, but they know people would never buy that big a load of crap.
 
2012-05-01 01:00:14 PM  

born_yesterday: StrangeQ: Just another example of Hollywood retconning famous personalities into shiatty movies. I really wouldn't have been surprised if they had turned Poe into a vampire hunting, zombie killing superhero.

Come on, dude. Hollywood is capable of some stupid shiat, but they know people would never buy that big a load of crap.


LOL no kidding! Stop being ridculous!! LMFAO To think...
 
2012-05-01 01:25:48 PM  
The film was a mess. Acting was solid - dug Cusack - but the script should have been smarter considering the literary subject matter they had to work with.
 
2012-05-01 02:36:16 PM  
My wife and I were just talking about this the other night. I'm all for having fun with historical stuff (Inglourious Basterds), but Poe's life was pretty messed up and interesting. I would rather see an accurate biopic.
 
2012-05-01 04:19:39 PM  
I love the idea of this move, but farking hate the fark out of casting John Cusack for Poe... Poe needs to look burnt out and mad not annoying and face punchable
 
2012-05-01 04:47:48 PM  
They're just trying to cash in on the Sherlock Holmes popularity: Turn of the century mystery with a well known name attached to it. Poe should be doing some kung-fu fighting in the movie if my prediction is correct, because the movie will HAVE to have some action aspects for it to keep the mouth breathers sated.
 
2012-05-01 08:36:44 PM  

Orgasmatron138: My wife and I were just talking about this the other night. I'm all for having fun with historical stuff (Inglourious Basterds), but Poe's life was pretty messed up and interesting. I would rather see an accurate biopic.


This.

Especially since he apparently died after being plied with drink and used to vote several times in a local election by some corrupt politician's thugs. What a way for a man to die...
 
2012-05-02 03:02:34 AM  
I suppose this means I'm never getting an adaptation of Angel of the Odd.
 
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