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The Fall of the House of Usher (La chute de la maison Usher) (1928)

Directed by


Starring
Jean Debucourt Jean Debucourt
Sir Roderick Usher
Marguerite Gance Marguerite Gance
Madeleine Usher
Charles Lamy Charles Lamy
Allan - the Guest
Abel Gance Abel Gance
Bar Customer


Written by (View all)
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
(short story)
Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel
adaptation


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3 years, 6 months ago at Aug 16 13:37
(YT) Pretty ideas of images and more than that, motifs that build narration and mood; communion with death in the frame of a painting, in the hand of an artist/husband, in the fall of this dreamy world

A very good movie

1 month, 1 week ago at Jan 15 9:58
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it sounded intriguing, I thought I might as well check it out. I wonder if I did read ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ at some point but, in my opinion, this movie was pretty much the ultimate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's work I have ever seen so far. It’s funny because, in fact, Luis Buñuel was Assistant Director on this mo... read more
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher, who lives with his sick wife Madeline and a doctor. Roderick is painting a portrait of Madeline, but every pose exhausts her. Allan worries more and more...
Release date: 5 October 1928
UPC: 014381061826
Tags: Horror (7), Gothic (3), Mansion (3), Madness (3), Sculpture (3), Painting (3), Fire (3), Silent (3), 1928 (3), Funeral (3), Loss Of Wife (2), Spirit (2), Crypt (2), 1920s (2), Edgar Allan Poe (2), Goth (2), Friend (2), Spiritual Cinema (1), Woman In Jeopardy (1), Claustrophobia (1)
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" Notes: I wonder if I did read ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ at some point but, in my opinion, this movie was pretty much the ultimate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's work I have ever seen so far. It’s funny because, in fact, Luis Buñuel was Assistant Director on this movie and did quit after arguing with Epstein over his decision to basically ignore the story written by Poe. Well, as far as I was concerned, it didn’t really matter since the end-result was just mad, so dark and omin"


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" Notes: I wonder if I did read ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ at some point but, in my opinion, this movie was pretty much the ultimate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's work I have ever seen so far. It’s funny because, in fact, Luis Buñuel was Assistant Director on this movie and did quit after arguing with Epstein over his decision to basically ignore the story written by Poe. Well, as far as I was concerned, it didn’t really matter since the end-result was just mad, so dark and omin"


johanlefourbe posted a review 1 month, 1 week ago

A very good movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it sounded intriguing, I thought I might as well check it out. I wonder if I did read ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ at some point but, in my opinion, this movie was pretty much the ultimate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's work I have ever seen so far. It’s funny because, in fact, Luis Buñuel was Assistant Director on this movie and did quit after arguing with Epstein over his decision to basically ignore the story written by Poe. Well, as far as I was concerned, it didn’t really matter since the end-result was just mad, so dark and ominous. The only minor critic I might have was that the miniature they used to show the actual house from a far was rather pathetic and unconvincing but everything else did look so spoo” read more

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