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Called "America's Shakespeare," Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the horror story. His dark genius has invited children and adults to read and love literature for over 150 years.

The Tell-Tale Heart Producer Brian Freeston. Story by Edgar Allen-Poe. The genius cinematographer, Jack Cardiff at 90, lit this gem as one of his last films in his extraordinary career spanning 8 decades. Made as a tribute to this wonderful man and, to be honest, to have an excuse to hear some of those anecdotes from the heyday of Hollywood. Directed by Stephanie Sinclaire. Made entirely at the King's Head Theatre, Islington, London. Check out the extraordinary day-for-night scene. Made on 35 ml. and with the kind generosity of many in the film industry.

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US writer Edgar Allan Poe has been honoured with a second funeral service, 160 years after his death. Many fans of the author gathered in Baltimore for the commemoration, which also saw a replica casket pass through the city to his original burial ground. Hundreds acted as mourners dressed in period costume at the service in Westminster Hall. Poe died penniless at the age of 40 in 1849, and only a handful of people attended his original funeral.