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Saturday, October 20, 2012

"take this kiss upon the brow"

The film opens in 19th century Maryland – where several Baltimore policemen are chasing after the screams of a woman in an 

The police arrive at the apartment to discover a woman sprawled on the floor with her throat sliced open and the corpse of her daughter stuffed in the chimney. Detective Emmett Fields is called to assist in the investigation and discovers that the crime resembles a fictional murder in the short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", 
which is part of a collection of stories penned by the writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe has become a social pariah and penniless drunkard whose stories have not been circulated for some time. 
He has fallen in love with the beautiful young Emily Hamilton and desires to marry her but faces opposition from her father Captain Hamilton, a military man who loathes Poe and goes to the length of threatening physical violence. 
Poe is brought to see Fields for questioning and is horrified to learn someone is using his stories as the backdrop for a series of murders. Fields then proposes that Poe volunteer his services to help the police catch the killer and the writer agrees to the task.

this movie was another of my favorites for the year.
john cusack is fantastic in it...

Edgar Allan Poe: We loved with a love that was more than love.

edgar allan poe: the true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

click on the arrow below to watch the movie trailer

another great one for the halloween season...
more later...


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