The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) Movie Review Summary

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THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is a silent movie directed by french director Jean Epstein in 1928 with Luis Bunuel as assistant director.
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One will find in this movie several themes treated by Edgar Allan Poe in his short novels, Epstein having freely adapted the short novel that gives the movie its name.

Roderick Usher is painting the portrait of his beautiful wife but the more he gives life to the portrait, the more she becomes pale and weak.

A classic.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Is this movie based on a    -   book

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