P&P – Intimations of the Horrors to Come

Next week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, the follow up to my first musical Edgar Allan Poe short film adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, goes into production.

So now is a good time to share a little hint, some visual foreshadowings, of some of the horrors planned for this new film…

What you are looking at are test shots I took with my phone in my bathroom. They will serve as guides for some very particular shots we are planning for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”.

Do you remember when I teased this picture of a face cast as a hint of what’s to come for P&P? Perhaps now you can deduce why we needed to make that face cast…

The completed shots, which these test shots are informing, will look quite different in the final film. And it’s not just because they won’t be shot in my bathroom.

There will be plenty of … modifications and … additions and …. I won’t get more specific than that at this stage.

But what do these images even have to do with “The Pit and the Pendulum”? What is there in Poe’s story that even hints at such visions? There’s a pit, and a pendulum, yes, and something about the inquisition, you might remember, but … this …?

This is not described in the story, I admit.

But believe me, my adaptation does not stray far from Poe’s original text. His words are still very much the foundation of this musical and cinematic adaptation.

It will all make sense in the end, when you get to see the completed film…

Until then, you’ll just have to … wait …

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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