History Film / TheRaven1963

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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!!! "The Macabre Masterpiece of Tropes!":

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8th Apr '14 11:09:47 AM StClair
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--> [[TheStinger "Quote the Raven, nevermore"]]

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--> [[TheStinger "Quote the Raven, nevermore"]]nevermore."]]
28th Mar '14 11:17:38 PM WillBGood
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Lorre and Nicholson liked improvising their lines, which angered Karloff who worked from the actual script.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Lorre and Nicholson liked improvising their lines, which angered frustrated Karloff who worked from the actual script.(who was a strictly-by-the-script type).
** One scene can be summed up as "Price and Lorre Do Something Funny With a Box of Hats."
10th Dec '13 4:07:22 PM JIKTV
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* TheDitz: Rexford


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* TalkingAnimal: The title bird.
9th Dec '13 9:30:53 PM JIKTV
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* AltumVidetur: While casting his spells, Bedlo says ''[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Veni vidi vici]]'', ''[[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead De mortuis nil nisi bonum]]'', ''Cave canem'' (beware of the dog), ''Si vis pacem parabellum'' (If you want peace, prepare for war) and ''Ceterum censio Carthaginem esse delendam'' ("Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.")

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* AltumVidetur: While casting his spells, Bedlo says ''[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar ''"[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Veni vidi vici]]'', ''[[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead vici]]"'', ''"[[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead De mortuis nil nisi bonum]]'', ''Cave canem'' bonum]]"'', ''"Cave canem"'' (beware of the dog), ''Si ''"Si vis pacem parabellum'' (If parabellum"'' ("If you want peace, prepare for war) war") and ''Ceterum ''"Ceterum censio Carthaginem esse delendam'' delendam"'' ("Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.")
9th Dec '13 9:27:21 PM JIKTV
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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 15th 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''''' 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 15th 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.
9th Dec '13 8:19:36 PM JIKTV
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Lorre and Nicholson liked improvising their lines, which angered Karloff who worked from the actual script.
9th Dec '13 8:08:08 PM JIKTV
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As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raven_(1963_film) The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057449/combined IMDB]].



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* AltumVidetur: While casting his spells, Bedlo says ''[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Veni vidi vici]]'', ''[[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead De mortuis nil nisi bonum]]'', ''Cave canem'' (beware of the dog), ''Si vis pacem parabellum'' (If you want peace, prepare for war) and ''Ceterum censio Carthaginem esse delendam'' ("Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.")
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