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Edgar Allan Poe as an inspiration for musicians and filmmakers
Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe as an inspiration for musicians and filmmakers
Every Poe Has a Silver Lining The Simpsons There were numerous film adaptations of Poe's works or referring to them. Also the Poe's life was a subject of interest for many filmmakers. Notable films: directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. Among them are: House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), The Raven (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), and The Tomb of Ligeia (1965). Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short horror film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and narrated by Vincent Price, Burton's idol.
It tells a story of a boy, Vincent Malloy, who wants to be like Vincent Price. He loves the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, which lead him to delusions, that he is a tortured artist, bereft of the beloved woman, which mirrors certain parts of "The Raven". He even starts to believe that he is dead. This episode of the cartoon about the team travelling in time, fixing the events in the history when something goes wrong, portrays Poe as a happy and care-free poet writing stories for children. The squad tries to make Poe the master of horror again by showing him how terrible the life is, but they succeed to break his joyful spirit only when they criticize his cake. Poe cannot deal with the sorrow and undergoes transformation into a depressed man. The "Treehouse of Horror" episode contains a segment in which James Earl Jones reads Poe's poem "The Raven", with Homer playing the narrator, Marge making an appearance as Lenore, and Bart as the raven. Poe's influence on the various music genres for more than a century has been immense...
E.A.Poe is among the heroes of the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, in the center of the top row. THE BEATLES Also nonsensical song "I Am the Walrus" written by John Lennon contained the lines, "Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna/Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe." According to Lennon, the “elementary penguin” referred to Allen Ginsberg, American Beat writer and a Buddhist, who reportedly chanted “Hare Krisna” at public rallies and was deeply influenced by Edgar Allen Poe. He mentions him both in his poems, and in his writing about poetry.
Ginsberg “kicking Edgar Allen Poe” could mean giving up the influence of Poe, or promoting Poe as an inspiration. THE BEATLES / Allen Ginsberg (alright there, can I get a copy on a 6-14? 6-14?)
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what's that she said -x2
what's that she said, with her fingers turning blue
and her face was turning red?!
was that her dad x3
with the magic marker, writing little angel on her head?!
la la la la la la la la....
she must be dead
well she must be dead
she must be dead
if the only sound I hear
are the devils by her bed
aw ... oh well
what's that she saidX 3
with her fingers turning blue
and her face was turning red THE WHITE STRIPES
Red Death at 6:14 The White Stripes, a band from Detroit refers to Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" in their single from 2002. Lou Reed released a concept album The Raven in 2003, with the aim of telling the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe through word and song. It also features guest vocalists including Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Steve Buscemi and Willem Dafoe (here reading The Raven) Lou Reed - The Raven In 1974, rock band Queen recorded the song about a heartbreak "Nevermore" based on "The Raven" for their second album "Queen 2" QUEEN Roger Corman & Vincent Price Vincent Price As we can see, people of film and music industry in fact love Edgar Allan Poe and his work very much...