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The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje) (1984)

The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope
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Jan Zácek Jan Zácek


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Auguste de Villiers de L Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
story The Torture of Hope
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
story The Pit and the Pendulum


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Tags: Czechoslovakia (3), Animation (2), 1980s (2), Short (2), Horror (2), Torture (1), 1983 (1), B&w (1), Suspense (1), 1984 (1), Short Film (1), Sort (1), POV (1), Fantasy (1), Thriller (1)
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"DIR: Jan Svankmajer SUMMARY: An adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's 'A Torture by Hope'. WHY IT'S HERE: Jan Svankmajer's 'The Pit, the Pendulum and Hope' is one of the best Poe adaptations ever put on film, for the simple reason that it successfully replicates the terror of the original story by placing the viewer squarely in the place of the torture victim. Filming from a point of view shot throughout, Svankmajer forces us to empa"



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