Very (very, very, very, very) loosely based on the poem Anabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe, this film tells the tale of a struggling author and his lady fair who are parted by movie-type circumstances.Continue reading “Fun Size Review: Annabell Lee (1921)”
Why use one word when six will do? That seems to be the method used by the title card writers of Annabelle Lee, a faux Poe melodrama from a rather strange little independent studio.
Wait a sec. They took a Poe verse about death and tombs and the sea and made a film that was secretly about… U.S. labor laws? How? Why?
If this is political propaganda, all I can say is that they are doing it wrong. Not only did it go entirely over my head, I didn’t even have a clue that there was supposed to be political propaganda inside the film. I have failed as a pundit but you probably knew that already.