American Masters

Filmmaker Roger Corman's dream-like world of Edgar Allan Poe

Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 3m 15s

In adapting Edgar Allan Poe's writing for cinema, filmmaker Roger Corman wanted to emphasize the insulation of the unconscious mind. He worked on a closed sound-stage to create a hazy, dream-like world.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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