Posts Tagged ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

Jan Švankmajer’s Zánik domu Usheru (1981)

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Has anyone seen this? It’s a black and white movie, it looks arty and it’s apparently an adaptation of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”. I don’t know anything about Švankmajer as an artist apart from what I can google, but the film looks interesting.

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to embed it, but here’s a link to


“The Fall of the House of Usher” audio file

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Listen to an awesome reading of The Fall of the House of Usher here.  It’s from which did an amazing special called 32 days of Halloween. Check it out for lots of scary goodies!

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Debussy’s The Fall of the House of Usher

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Composer Claude Debussy composed several pieces based on literature. One example is his only opera Pelléas et Méllisande based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s play. More relevant to us, is the fact that he began work on two operas based on Poe’s work. Le diable dans le beffroi (based on the satiric The Devil in the Belfry) was never finished and neither was La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher). He worked on the latter 1912–1917. Listen to a part of it here:

“The Fall of the House of Usher”

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Find Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of The House of Usher” here. Here‘s a study guide.

Harry Clarke's illustration of the story