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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    Un inamovible classique du cinéma fantastique précédant de peu l'arrivée du parlant, avec la présence de Luis Bunuel qui a collaboré à l'élaboration du film comme assistant à la réalisation. Cette œuvre qui fait partie du patrimoine cinématographique mondial, est de loin la meilleure adaptation et version des fameuses nouvelles d'Edgar Allan Poe. www.cinéfiches.com

  2. grotescsetorg's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

  3. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    I can see Freud reading Poe's story with dizzy glee, I can see Epstein reading Freud with similar engagement. Me, I just like the image of frogs fucking while the casket passes to its tomb.

  4. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    "'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html

  5. paxy's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    https://cinepaxy.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/la-caduta-della-casa-usher/

  6. João Eça's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    The fusion of two Poe's stories doesn't work very well and the characters are not very interesting. What we have is an expressive horror film full of visual ideas but without enough drama to hold it through. The acting is too theatrical and it lacks the devastating flow of "mental images" (if I can call them that) of other Epstein films. With the exception of two or three scenes, it doesn't seem one of his films.

  7. msmichel's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    Cinematically powerful but dramatically weak telling of the Poe classic that deviates greatly from the original story. In terms of film language however the film is quite overwhelming in its technique for 1928 with its innovations outpacing its content. Atmospheric but not haunting...American gothic ...it's not. Add to the mix lethargic performances and you're left with all style no substance.

  8. José Neves's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    Kino-eye: through the movements and compositions of the camera, reality is what cinema made of it, against naturalism and mimesis. The free expansion of the mind.

  9. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    Epstein's cinematic interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale is a joy to behold. Running a brief 63 minutes, this French silent is a work of art vastly superior to the Vincent Price version of the same story 32 years later.

  10. kartina obskura's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

  11. Holyphool's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    One of the great unsung cinematic glimpses into the world of the gothic and supernatural makes me aware how much closer this film is to Dreyer's "Vampyr. Its surreal, claustrophobic twisted darkness seems to choke all the life blood out of its characters and its use of multi-exposure unsettles everything. Epstein's work is only now being rediscovered so the world can see how brilliantly imaginative he was...

  12. Coheed 2.5's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    A link to a review here - http://mubi.com/lists/halloween-31-for-31-2012-edition

  13. Trickstian Shantih's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    In my opinion, the Europeans can't do American Gothic. They tend to be lyrical and artier, maternal, whereas American Gothic is all horror, irony and wretchedness. Bierce, Poe or Lovecraft are all brutal and violent, more sardonic than transcendental, more open to chaos and erraticism. And they are always out of borders. French Connection: Villiers de l'Isle-Adam and Charles Baudelaire.

  14. - Caltiki -'s rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

  15. arthurrimbaud's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    It's great! it's more than shadowplay and gloomy atmosphere that makes this film extraordinary captivating. Fear is more tangible than imagined.

  16. Clayton's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    This version has an incredible soundtrack: http://www.archive.org/details/FalloftheHouseofUsher1928Chute

  17. Eratosthenes's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    The best silent film I've ever seen. Atmospheric and engaging.

  18. chanandre's rating of the film The Fall of the House of Usher

    [Cinémathèque PT #634: 35 mm] (2008)