Jan 25, 2023Liked by Sonny Bunch

Agree, the movie does not show why Poe's inclusion is clever, that he's solving a mystery and goes on to write the first detective story.

I wonder if the people who made the film assume everyone knows this?

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Poe's character is integral because characteristics in the narrative will be reflected in his later work: Tell-Tale Heart, Imp of the Perverse, Murders in the Rue Morgue, etc. MUST be Poe.

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Yeah, it's one of those things that's clearly constructed to be ... an origin story of sorts? Except it doesn't really need that for the overall story to work. I dunno, I didn't mind it as much as Peter but I understood his complaint.

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Jan 24, 2023Liked by Sonny Bunch

I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and am surprised how closely the Netflix version (so far) cleaves to the book.

I adore Gillian Anderson in her many forms.

Is the public only upset with actresses playing indigenous characters? Robert Duvall gets a pass?

100%, should have been released in October.

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