Book Vs Movie
The Classic Edgar Allan Poe Poem vs the Roger Corman/Vincent Price 1963 Film
The Margos both hear a rapping, rapping at our podcast door but we are not afraid. Because this episode is dedicated to all things “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe and the 1963 Roger Corman movie that stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and a young Jack Nicholson.
We first dive into the fascinating and mysterious Poe (who went by Eddie Poe most is his life) who became famous after writing the classic poem in January 1845 but never seemed to make any money to live on. He died under mysterious circumstances on October 7, 1849, at the age of 40 in Baltimore and has since been celebrated as the inventor of the “detective story” with the publication of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” in 1841. To this day, there are references to Poe and The Raven every year during Halloween (including a very famous 1990 episode of The Simpsons.)
Roger Corman is the “Pope of Pop Cinema” who after a decades-long career as a director, producer, and actor–is still with us and giving hope to independent filmmakers around the world.
And Vincent Price along with Boris Karloff in a comedy horror film? What is better than that? So, between the poem and the 1963 movie–which did the Margos like better?
Click the link at the bottom to find out.
In this ep the Margos discuss:
- The intense and short life of Edgar Allen Poe
- The legacy of his work that still resonates to this day
- Roger Corman’s influence on independent films
- The biggest differences between the poem and movie
- Our favorite scenes from the movie
- The Raven trailer
- Vincent Price reading “The Raven”
- Dr. Erasmus (Vincent Price) meets Dr. Bedlo (Peter Lorre) as a raven
- Dr. Adolphus tries to hex Dr. Scarabus (Boris Karloff) with a bit of Jack Nicholson (Rexford Bedlo)
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