Thursday, January 04, 2007

Just asking...

Why is there not a biopic of Edgar Allen Poe?

Directed by Tim Burton?

Starring Johnny Depp?

In claymation?

I just wanna know.


Anonymous said...

Hell, I'd watch that.

There is an animated version of "The Fall of the House of Usher."

And something totally different and yet in exactly the same spirit as what you described would be _Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life_. I seem to remember it having characters from Dickens's A Christmas Carol in it too, for some reason.


Margo, darling said...

There is also a stop-motion Annabel Lee, whose narrator is a claymation Poe. (I have a problem with that kind of biographical reading of the poem, but oh well.) Here's the link (sorry I don't know how to paste it in more smoothly)

I know you were just asking in a general sort of way, but this short is amazing. I'm teaching it next week. It's super creepy with lots of claymation spiders and rats chewing on carcasses.