Department of English

Poe Film Series

"Spirits of the Dead"

Mon, October 26, 2009 | Harry Ransom Center

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Poe Film Series concludes at the Harry Ransom Center as Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim bring three adaptations of Poe stories to the screen in the 1968 film "Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires)."

Fellini adapts "Toby Dammit," starring Terrence Stamp as the drunken title character who travels to Rome to film a Catholic Western. Malle helms "William Wilson," starring Alain Delon as a sadistic Austrian student and Bridget Bardot as one of his victims. Vadim takes on "Metzengerstein," starring Jane Fonda as a medieval countess and Peter Fonda as her dead lover.

The screening is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's exhibition "From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe."

This event is made possible by The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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