You’ll be so terrified
to miss it…
Originally posted on CFY:
Most moviegoers know Laurence Fishburne (III) as the cool, understated and quietly courageous Captain Morpheus from The Matrix film trilogy, or as Furious Styles, the voice of reason in the 1991 Boyz n the Hood. However, few actors working today can boast a screen history as dense and eclectic as the Georgia-born, Manhattan-raised Larry Fishburne.
Even fewer can claim the sort of childhood that Larry experienced, if you figure childhood generally lasts for at least fourteen or fifteen years. Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961 to Laurence Fishburne II and Hattie, juvenile corrections officer and schoolteacher respectively, Larry moved with Hattie to New York when she and his dad divorced, so he was raised in Brooklyn.
Larry’s first notable acting gig was as Peter Pan when he was ten, and at twelve he was cast as Josh Hall, a tough drug-dealing street kid in the soap opera One Life to…
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Originally posted on Vintage45's Blog:
Bela Lugosi is in top form as the mad Dr.Vollin who is obsessed with Poe. Boris Karloff, billed as Karloff, is a gangster on the run who runs to the wrong place. Roger Corman’s 1963 horror spoof “The Raven” is not a remake of this one.
Dancer Jean Thatcher (Irene Ware) is injured in a car accident. She may not make it. Looks like Dr.Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) is the only one who can save her. Jean’s father the judge tries to get him to operate. He says he’s in research now but a feed to his ego brings him to the hospital. He saves her.
Vollin is obsessed with Poe. He has a figure of a raven he calls his talisman. He even built a torture chamber in the basement based on Poe’s writings. He’s also obsessed with Jean. A special dance number she calls The Spirit Of Poe…
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