Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quoting Poe

In the previous post, we encountered Poe's posthumous presence in the Michael Connolly novel The Poet.  Joel and Ethan Coen also channel ol' Edgar Allan in their dark comedy/caper film The Ladykillers.  Here's a sample of such spirit (please disregard the Japanese subtitles), a scene-splicing clip that invokes Poe's work
both literally and wittily:

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