Instant Queue Movie Club: The Telltale Heart

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Imagine my delight learning there was a 1928 silent film of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Telltale Heart’. I’m guessing it’s German:

 

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That room is so German Expressionistic the chairs are just abstract shards reflecting the character’s tortured psyche.

 

The film’s a breeze to watch at a mere 28 minute running length, though the cheap synth-keyboard soundtrack makes it feel a little longer. Its main charm is the use of animated text and overlay to convey the main character’s tortured mindset, along with what at the time must have been VERY fast edits.

 

You can watch the entire thing with burned-in Russian subtitles here; the site seems like it’s a haven for porn and viruses, but from brief perusal has a wide selection of anime, TV shows and vintage films.

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  1. The guy in the KILL frame kind of looks like James Franco.

    I have to watch this!

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    1. Definitely James Franco starring in something written by Dostoyevsky, yes.

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