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63 minutes · 1928

Fantasy, Horror, Silent
Jean Epstein's 1928 experimental effort combined Poe's story with another Poe classic, "The Oval Portrait." Henri Langlois called the film the "cinematic equivalent of Debussy. An absolute mastery of editing and rhythm in which slow motion, superimpositions . . . and the mobile camera combine to play a totally ungratuitous role." Luis Buñuel worked on this as second assistant to Epstein shortly before making his own first film.

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