Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Fall of the House of Usher - Research


The Fall of the House of Usher is another short story by Edgar Allan Poe. To quickly summaries the story the narrator receives a desperate letter from his boyhood friend requesting to come and see him. The friend is minster Roderick Usher who lives a very old Gothic mansion out near a swamp/forest. Once inside the mansion he find more than he was expecting. It is basically a classic story about a creepy man living in a haunted house. There are several good description that i could look into to help with my concept paintings. But the one that i am most interesting in looking at in more detail is the external description of the mansion.

Film Adaptation
The Fall of the House of Usher
Director- Roger Corman
1960
Roger Corman also produced a film based on the classic story The Fall of the House of Usher which was the 8th film that Corman has produced based on Edgar Allan Poe's Stories. The film is also known as Fall of the House of Usher and The Mysterious House of Usher.

When i watched the trailer to this film i noticed that the mansion in the film has a Gothic feeling to it which added to the theme of the movie. Also in the classic story their is a great external and internal description of the mansion that i had some initial ideas about. So i think that i could look into Gothic architecture to help with the development of my ideas.

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