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Movie or TV Productions

The Cask of Amontillado

A movie from 1998.

A Short Film

A 1965 short film – it’s only 29 minutes long.

Images

A Poe Poster

We think this is pretty cool.

Poe

He doesn’t look very scary.

A Creepy Crypt

This isn’t an Italian crypt, but it should help you visualize the setting.

Visiting Catacombs

It’s info on how to visit the catacombs of Rome.

Documents

Letters from Poe
This link will take you to pictures and transcriptions of lots and lots of Poe’s letters.

Other

A Timeline

Everybody needs a Poe timeline…

The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

This is an awesome resource.

Carnival

This link has some good information on the holiday.

The Poe Museum

Another helpful resource

American Masters

This great site form PBS has lots of great information on Poe.

Poe’s Grave

This site has lots of pictures of Poe’s grave.

The Edgar Awards

Maybe you could win one…

A Quiz

Test your knowledge of the story.

Perspectives in "Cask"

A wonderfully complex and eye-opening PBS for Teachers retelling of “The Cask of Amontillado” from three different points of view – that of the “protagonist” Montresor, the “antagonist” Fortunato, and a narrator who is not part of the story.

Motive for Murder

Check out one potential explanation for Montresor’s vaguely described motive (of getting dissed and dismissed) in Elena Baraban’s essay “The Motive for Murder in ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe.”

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