History Film / TheRaven1963

15th Jul '17 8:39:14 PM JamesAustin
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Lorre and Nicholson liked improvising their lines, which frustrated Karloff (who was a strictly-by-the-script type).



* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: None of the cast liked working with the actual bird, since it would defecate on everyone.



--> [[TheStinger "Quote the Raven, nevermore."]]

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--> [[TheStinger ''[[TheStinger "Quote the Raven, nevermore."]]"]]''
15th Jul '17 8:35:03 PM JamesAustin
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2nd Jun '17 1:47:18 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* DrGenericus: Dr. Erasmus and Dr. Scarabus, obviously. Dr. Bedlo's name [[CaptainObvious does not end in -us]], but is still a Latin-sounding name, as well.

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* DrGenericus: DrGenericius: Dr. Erasmus Erasm''us'' Craven and Dr. Scarabus, obviously. Dr. Bedlo's name [[CaptainObvious does not end in -us]], but is still a Latin-sounding name, as well.
2nd Jun '17 1:45:42 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* TheDitz: Rexford

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* BigFancyCastle: Dr. Scarabus has one, which collapses at the end as a result of Craven deflecting fireballs at the walls.
* TheDitz: Rexford Rexford.
* DrGenericus: Dr. Erasmus and Dr. Scarabus, obviously. Dr. Bedlo's name [[CaptainObvious does not end in -us]], but is still a Latin-sounding name, as well.


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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: All the wizards in the film are called 'Doctor', which may imply graduation from some sort of MagicSchool it's never explained.


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* TheArchmage: Dr. Scarabus, the frighteningly powerful (and extremely wealthy) Grandmaster of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. Complete with BigFancyCastle and oddly pope-like clothing.
2nd Jun '17 1:37:42 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* AdaptationDistillation: The movie accurate adapts the first verses of the poem, but resolutely goes in a completely different way as soon as the Raven is introduced, which puts the amount of screentime based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem a whooping seven minutes opening credits included. The rest of the film is not only unrelated to the novel, but generally doesn't have much in common with Poe's work in general.



* AnythingButThat: Bedlo convinces Scarabus to turn him back into a bird rather than have to face torture.

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* AnythingButThat: Dr Bedlo convinces Scarabus to turn him back into a bird rather than have to face torture.






** One scene can be summed up as "Price and Lorre Do Something Funny With a Box of Hats."
* ImplacableMan: Scarabus ''survives'' his castle crumbling on top of him, only losing his magical powers.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Of course. It ''is'' sort-of based on Poe, after all.

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** One scene can be summed up as "Price and Lorre Do Something Funny With a Box of Hats."
* ImplacableMan: Scarabus ''survives'' his castle crumbling on top of him, only losing his although the magical powers.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Of course. It ''is'' sort-of based on Poe, after all.
effort needed to protect himself strains him so much that he loses control of his powers in the ordeal.



* SadisticChoice: Scarabus forces Craven to choose between Estelle getting tortured and giving up the secrets of his "hand magic."
* TalkingAnimal: The title bird.
* WizardDuel: Between Craven and Scarabus.

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* SadisticChoice: Scarabus forces Craven to choose between Estelle getting tortured and giving up the secrets of his "hand magic."
magic".
* TalkingAnimal: The title bird.
bird (though only because it's really Bedlo [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting turned into a bird by Scarabus]]).
* WizardDuel: Between Craven and Scarabus. Hilariously, their magic being the only factor at play, they're not even doing anything during the duel other than wave their hands, and go through the whole thing ''comfortably sitting in armchairs''.
3rd Feb '17 8:14:34 PM WillBGood
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This was Peter Lorre's final film role; he died the next year of a stroke.
4th Dec '16 7:27:40 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Raven''''' is a 1963 Horror-Comedy film directed by Creator/RogerCorman and starring Creator/VincentPrice, Creator/PeterLorre and Creator/BorisKarloff. It is the fifth film in Corman's "[[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]] Cycle." It tells the story of 16th Century sorcerer Dr. Erasmus Craven (Price) who gets visited by the title bird, who is actually another sorcerer, Dr. Bedlo (Lorre), due to Dr. Scarabus (Karloff) transforming him. After Craven restores Bedlo to himself, he, his daughter Estelle, Bedlo and Bedlo's son Rexford (Creator/JackNicholson) go after Scarabus for revenge.

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'''''The Raven''''' ''The Raven'' is a 1963 Horror-Comedy film directed by Creator/RogerCorman and starring Creator/VincentPrice, Creator/PeterLorre and Creator/BorisKarloff. It is the fifth film in Corman's "[[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]] Cycle." It tells the story of 16th Century sorcerer Dr. Erasmus Craven (Price) who gets visited by the title bird, who is actually another sorcerer, Dr. Bedlo (Lorre), due to Dr. Scarabus (Karloff) transforming him. After Craven restores Bedlo to himself, he, his daughter Estelle, Bedlo and Bedlo's son Rexford (Creator/JackNicholson) go after Scarabus for revenge.
19th Jul '16 11:49:26 AM ErebusElysium
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* BeneathTheMask: A recurring theme in the film.
** Dr. Erasmus Craven first comes across as an innocent, yet inept wizard, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he is the most powerful sorcerer in the film.]]
** Dr. Bedlo acts as a drunken fool of a wizard with a grudge against Dr. Scarabus for beating him in an "unfair" duel, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he was working for Dr. Scarabus the whole time under the promise that he teaches him secret magic.]]
** Dr. Scarabus presents himself as a kind and humble host that does not provoke easily [[spoiler:only to have masterminded the entire night's events, has taken Craven's wife willingly for himself and would even [[WouldHurtAChild torture his daughter]] so that he would give up the secrets of his family's magic.]]
** Lenore is believed to be dead [[spoiler:only to not only be alive, but she is willingly with Scarabus for his wealth and power. She tries to win Craven back when the castle burns, but he won't have it.]]
18th Nov '15 1:12:41 PM jameygamer
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This was Peter Lorre's final film role; he died the next year of a stroke.
15th Oct '15 6:17:05 PM Kimarous
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