Edgar Allan Poe


Post your evaluation of the Poe videos seen in class. 
  1.  Give your evaluation (1-5) of the Tell-Tale Heart video.  How good was the actor?  Did he present the story accurately?  Your thoughts in general of the video prodcution.
2.  The Black Cat video.  Your thoughts and evaluation.  (Use the comment button below to leave your post.  Give your full name and your bell at the end of your post).

katie k
01/24/2013 11:34am

Tell-tale-heart was a good movie . It dragged on a bit but the actor did a very good job.

01/24/2013 11:34am

I think the tell tale heart had too much narration, and it felt slow moving. But the actor was really getting into it!

01/24/2013 11:35am

2, he was not a very good actor in my opinion, and his half moustache was thoroughly bothering me. It was accurate, but when it was suppost to be dark, it should have been dark, and visvera. This was "okay" but I didn't really enjoy it.

01/24/2013 11:36am

It was really slow....

Matt Specht
01/24/2013 11:36am

Tell tale heart rating: 3.5. Was very confusing and creepy.

01/24/2013 11:39am

My thoughts exactly.

Bethanie Cooper
01/24/2013 11:37am

I didn't really like the video. The actor wasn't that good and I was really annoyed with his different colored mustache. The way the man was telling the story was confusing and I just... Didn't like it.

Annie Miller
01/24/2013 11:37am

I think that the Tell Tale Heart was well acted, and well put together. The actor did great at poortraying the narrarator and i liked how they intertwined narraration and acting.

Alec Pati
01/24/2013 11:37am

Tell Tale Heart was a good movie it represented the book very well. I would rate it a 4.

Zoë Fraser
01/24/2013 11:37am

The tale tell heart video was exactly how I thought it would be. It was exactly how I pictured it when we listened to it. The guy was crazy and weird. I liked the video though!

Andrew Collins
01/24/2013 11:37am

I give this a 3. The actor was good and he told the story good. But it was really boring

Andrew Collins
01/24/2013 12:27pm

The Black Cat was really bad. I didn't understand any of it and the actor's breathing was insanely annoying. I give this a 1.5

Casey Vaughan
01/24/2013 11:37am

I feel that the video should be rated a 4 because the plot was a little confusing when they switched back and forth from scene to scene. And the actor was a little wierd but i quess thats the way it should be, because Poe was strange too. I think overall the story was very interesting.

Sam Fuhrman :D
01/24/2013 11:38am

I think the story was a little bit slow and the actor had a little too much emphasis in the story. Other than that, I thougt it was a good movie.

Jasper Ocampo
01/24/2013 11:38am

The tell tale heart was a very good video. The actor kept me engaged in the story and he portrayed his emotions very well. Overall it was a great video but the old mans eye was red not blue.

Alex Smith
01/24/2013 11:38am

The actor was exceptional, but the story was extremely slow and boring. I was confused why the cops did not notice the main character throwing the chair and freaking out.

Trevor Bondi
01/24/2013 11:38am

4. Actor was good but cheesy. It explained thick darkness and then showed light. Continuity issues with the mustache and light...

Joshhh Kesslerrrrr
01/24/2013 11:39am

I thought the actor in the tell tale heart was over done . It was pretty acurrate because the story was pretty cray. My only thoughts are I wish it was a bit more gory .

01/24/2013 11:39am

I would rate Tell Tale Heart a 3. The actor was ok but it wasn't very interesting.

Alexis Correll
01/24/2013 11:40am

What I thought about it was very dark and mysterious and kept me interested.

Willson Tick
01/24/2013 11:40am

1-5 I think the Tell Tale Heart was a 3. The actor was accurate to the role but I don't think the entire story was well represented. The old man was did not do the role justice. The way the actor used his voice was interesting.

Bryan Day
01/24/2013 11:40am

The tell tale heart video was weird and creepy video.The acting of the police was questionable, but the barrator was good and told the story accurately.( I give it a 4.) the narrator also had a weird mustache. 3A Dr. Denny

01/24/2013 11:41am

I give it a 3, the actor dragged it on a little bit. He was good actor and portrayed the part well, and he told the story accurately. Though it was an okay video.

Casey Vaughan
01/24/2013 11:41am

Bell 3A

Noah Grenier
01/24/2013 11:41am

The actor was very cheesy he described the story very well I think this movie is very depressing and dark

Kyle Lewis =)
01/24/2013 11:41am

1) I think the tale tell heart gets a 3 out of 5. I say this because it was very slow. The movie was very well representative of the book.

Sam Fuhrman :D A3
01/24/2013 12:15pm

I thought that it had a very creeoy theme to it. The actor seemed to be very into his acting though. I would rate it a 2 out of 5 because of its creepiness.

01/24/2013 12:23pm

The cat video: 1 out of 5... I didn't understand it at all and it was extreamly boring. The story just kept dragging on and I couldn't wait for it to be over.

Matt Specht
01/24/2013 12:24pm

It was very good, but it was creepy.
Bell 3A

katie k
01/24/2013 12:24pm

Black cat was a very long movie and was a confusing thing to follow. The actor from tell tale heart was in this movie and did a very good job

Morgan Gatchell
01/24/2013 12:24pm

It was dragged on FOREVER but it was a good story. Rate: 4

01/24/2013 12:25pm

The Black Cat-
This story was hard to follow because there really wasn't any acting out of the story. And the narrator was overacting so much he started sweating. :/

Jasper Ocampo
01/24/2013 12:25pm

The black cat was very interesting and it seemed cruel to me. However it was a very good story but some parts didnt make sense to me.

Willson Tuck
01/24/2013 12:26pm

This was a strange film, the man portraying the main character was a very elaborate actor and his motions helped us have a feeling of what the man was going through. I didn't like the story because there wasn't really anything happining.

Jasper Ocampo
01/24/2013 12:26pm

The tell tale heart - 4
The black cat - 3
Jasper Ocampo bell 3

Alex Smith
01/24/2013 12:27pm

3 out of 5. It was confusing but creepy and the story dragged on a little bit.

01/24/2013 12:27pm

It was an interesting plot but i don't like how it was a monologue it tended to drop people's attention I give it a 2.5. The actor had good emotion but think it would have been better as a movie with narration A3

Joshhh kesssllerrrrr
01/24/2013 12:28pm

I thought the movie was brutal . I didn't like it . That actor was cray. To mny animal deaths for me #FCS

Casey Vaughan
01/24/2013 12:28pm

I would give this a 3 because it was very difficult to follow and understand. I now understand but it is not a good story to watch unless you know the plot. The actor was good. You could mostly feel the anger in him by looking at his face. But if i could change one thing it would be the way they acted it out because it was very boring to watch. Overall i would give it a 3.

Alexis Correll
01/24/2013 12:29pm

The black cat was a little hard to follow but I still found it interesting and the actor was very descriptive

Alec Pati
01/24/2013 12:29pm

The black car was horrible! No acting

Zoë Fraser
01/24/2013 12:30pm

The cat video was really boring in my opinion because it was just a guy telling the story.. I kinda wanted to see it happen. Like act it out. The actor was okay I guess. I found it pretty boring though. Sorry

01/24/2013 12:30pm

I would give the Black Cat a 2. I didn't like how I was a monologue. He actor was alright but again, it wasn't interesting.

Annie Miller
01/24/2013 12:30pm

I thouht the black cat was really confusing but the actor did a wonderful job.

Bryan Day 3A
01/24/2013 12:31pm

The black cat was very confusing and you had to listen to get it, the acting was bad but told the story somewhat accurately. I give it a 3

01/24/2013 12:33pm

It was very scary and the actor was boring. Also the monologue style was boring

Anna McDonald
01/24/2013 3:21pm

I think the tell tale heart was good and the actor did a good job on telling the story. I didn't like the black cat, the actor wasn't very clear when telling the story.

Justin Snider
01/24/2013 3:24pm

I found the two stories to be oddly similar however they were very well acted and really set the mood of the story

Yellow light
01/24/2013 3:25pm

Nobody listens to me 😔

Nelson Slade
01/24/2013 3:25pm

I think that the tall tale heart was a very interesting moive. The. Character did a great job acting and portraying the mood and tone. I give it a solid 3

and as for the black cat it was very hard to follow. I could barley bring the story together but Besides that it was interesting and all of Edgar Allen poes books ate very well written

nelson slade
01/24/2013 3:26pm

I give the black cat a 2 and a half

Michael Cunningham (aka M Dwag Fo Fizxzle)
01/24/2013 3:25pm

Both movies where slow and boring. The actor was terrible, weird, and the producers probably found him on the street. Rate -4/5

Justin snider
01/24/2013 3:26pm

Rate for both 3

Bella Rave
01/24/2013 3:26pm

The tell tale heart was more intersting because it was easy to follow and there was more than one person acting it out so it was better. And the Black Cat was super Hard to understand and the plot was told very slowly

Andrew Boeglin
01/24/2013 3:27pm

I thought that the video was terrible it was not interesting and the actor was horrible he had a terrible accent and he looked like he was scripted i give the video a 0 out of 5

Jamie Wengler
01/24/2013 3:28pm

The Tell-Tale Heart was okay. It was kind of boring but the actor was good. The Black Cat was boring and I could not understand it.

Andrew Boeglin
01/24/2013 3:29pm

The Black cat was a very confusing video because they didnt use and props if they used props the video would be more interesting

Megan Dixon
01/24/2013 3:31pm

I would rate the Tell Tale Heart as a 2. The actor was alright. The actor presented the story accurately, but not in a way that would keep your attention. In all, I thought the movie was very boring and slow moving.
I thought the Black Cat video was interesting at some points, but during most of the movie, it was very boring.

01/24/2013 3:31pm

1) for the Tell Tale Heart, i'd rate it at a 7 because the storytelling was great, but the acting was the best. But they portrayed the characters well.


Gabby F
01/24/2013 3:31pm

For the Tell Tale Heart video:
I thought that the actor did well at potraying the narrator. The story was told well. However the video has less-than-fantastic quality. As a whole, it seemed kind of like a home movie that someone made for a school project or because they were bored.
Black Cat: I thought the actor did well in telling the story but the video wasn't cery interesting. It would have been easier to watch if there were flashbacks instead of him just standng there and explaining what happened.

Jenna Heenan
01/24/2013 3:32pm

For the black cat I was a little confused by the way the story was told but overall it wasn't a bad movie. The acting for okay but it was very slow moving. My final rating for the black cat is a 3.

As for the tell tale heartI would overall give it a 4. It wasn't bad but I found it a little bit confusing. The acting bad either but a little bit over dramatic. Could have been better.

01/24/2013 3:33pm

The black cat was really confusing and i'd rate it at a four. The acting was practically none and the story was hard to follow.

Justin Jaffe
01/24/2013 3:35pm

The tell tale heart was a 2.5. It was not very good and the actors performance was terrible and exaggerated. This just wasn't good. I enjoyed the Black Cat alot more. His acting was better and I liked the monolauge.

Meredith Garrison
01/24/2013 3:35pm

1. I give the tell-tale heart a 2! It was slow and it was annoying how he would narrate while other actors were acting! It was confusing!

2. I give the black cat a 1!! The actor was horrible, and didn't give me a clear picture of the story!! It was slow and dull!

Logan Jucksch
01/24/2013 3:36pm

I didn't like the movies too much. It would have been better if the actor wasn't just in a room talking about it. The movies were also creepy and didn't make any sense. I give it a 2 out 5.

Kenya B
01/24/2013 3:36pm

I think the actors did really well getting into character and staying with it. The second one was very dull at the beginning but at the end the story started to come together.

Patrick McCann
01/28/2013 3:51pm

The Tell Tale Heart was a 3. It explained it very well but I found the characters annoying and the movie part was weird

Logan Howlett
01/28/2013 4:09pm

I think that the actor in The Tell Tale Heart is absolutely horrible. But, the story was told well. Because of the terrible acting I woul rate this video about a 3.

Peyton Schools
01/28/2013 4:42pm

I give the Tell Tale Heart a 3. The narrator was talking while they were acting and it was really confusing. It was explained okay, but the acting wasn't very good and they exaggerated too much.

Liddie Knoche
01/28/2013 5:54pm

I though tell-tale heart was interesting, but the narrorator was very creepy! The black cat was okay. I didnt like it as much as the other, butiwas still interesting!

Ashley G
01/28/2013 6:11pm

Tale tell heart was a good movie but it was kind of creepy

AShley G
01/28/2013 6:14pm

Tale tell heart was good, but it was kind of dragged out by the actor and was kinda creepy I'd give it a 4. The actor wasn't too bad though. (. Didn't mean to post my last post)

Liddie Knoche
01/28/2013 8:35pm

Oh wow i did it wrong! Okay so, tell tale heart i would give a 3. The actor was really creepy and he was very boring!

J.R. Leo
01/28/2013 8:40pm

I'd give the Tell Tale Heart a 4.5. It was very creepy and disturbing but interesting. The actor did a good job portraying the story.

Zackery King
01/29/2013 1:49pm

I give the movie the Tall Tale Heart a 2/5. I felt like theacting for the movie was poorly done and how the movie it's slef took away fron the scary aspect of the book. The book made you have to guse how the characters would look and their expressions wheb they talk and move. Yet the movie ruins how you thought and how you imagined the characters. Bell 3A

01/29/2013 1:53pm

My evaluation of tell tale heart is 4. I think the video could of been better. Also I think black cat was 4. I didn't think that the story could be told so interrestingly. I think both were good.

James Byng
01/29/2013 1:54pm

I would give the tell tale heart a 3/5. It was interesting but to slow. The black cat would get a 4/5. It had great naroator and acting.

Meredith Merna
01/29/2013 6:44pm

I give Tell Tale Heart a 3. I think the story was explained good but i didnt think the actor was very good. It was kind of slow.

Johnnie Baker
01/30/2013 12:32pm

Tell tale heart was a good movie. It had bad acting and it was very long. Other than that it captured the plot well.

Bell 5 B

Casey Humphreys
01/30/2013 12:33pm

4, I thought that the movie was good and the actor was like what the character in the book was like.

Maddie Leavitt
01/30/2013 1:31pm

I thought it portrayed the story very well... The acting was hilarious

Marissa Hunter
01/30/2013 1:32pm

I would give the video a 4 out 5 because I thought it was a good video but not the best.

Isabelle Osburn
01/30/2013 1:34pm

I thought it was very interesting and that it was very in depth as to what was goin on. The main charecter was very in sync with his role.

Katelyn Gable
01/30/2013 1:38pm

I thought that the movie tell tale heart was a 3 out of 5 because it kinda played the same guy over and over again. But it was ok.

Hannah Hildenbrand
01/30/2013 4:39pm

I thought that the Tell Tale Heart was a 3. The actor was really weird and creepy. But they told the story well.

Brooke Wainwright
01/31/2013 2:41pm

i didn't really like either of them. In the Tell Tale Heart i didn't like how the actor would stop and talk about the story when everyone else is in the room acting it out. It was also very boring and creepy. rate- 3. In the Black Cat i didn't like it becuase it was really hard to follow and he stayed in the same room the whole time and acted out with invisible stuff. It was creepy and he was sweating alot. rate- 3

Jude Mayo
01/31/2013 2:53pm

I thought that the tell heart was a good story it was just dragged out to much. the actor did pretty good and i give it a 3.5 out of 5

Jude Mayo
01/31/2013 2:54pm

I think that the black cat video was a terrible story i'm not trying to be mean but it was dragged out and confusing. they should have atleast acted it out not just had one guy talking about it

marshall white
01/31/2013 3:07pm

I liked both of the videos and i think that the tell tale heart was better than the other one because we read it. If we read the other one i think we would have gotten it a little bit better

Jasmine Bell
01/31/2013 3:08pm

I thought that Tell-Tale Heart was a creepy movie. When we read the story it seemed cool, but when the actor was speeking it really creeped me out. The Black Cat movie was kinda boring for me. It was a little to plain for my taste, but i am pretty sure others ould dissagree.

Jasmine Bell 5A
01/31/2013 3:09pm

02/01/2013 11:53am

he needs to stop smoking

Jason Hubbard
01/31/2013 5:13pm

The Black Cat was slow but good once i knew what was going on

casey hooper
02/01/2013 11:49am

i thought the movie was very annoying he was breathing really hard i thought he was like having an asthma attack. i did not like the movie at all.

02/01/2013 11:49am

I didn't really like the Poe thing because oh how deeply he breathed and that it went so slow and i just didnt like

Zaria Gordon
02/01/2013 11:49am

It was slow and boring. The guy had a lot of issues with the cat.

Megan Hendey
02/01/2013 11:50am

I didn't like the video, because it was to much narriation and his expression seemed to not be off. The Black Cat's a good story, but the man was a bad story teller.

02/01/2013 11:51am

1..it was weird and awkward..and kinda funny

Elaina Wilson (Jinx)
02/01/2013 11:51am

It was very hard not to listen to his weazing but fun to watch

Logan Evans
02/01/2013 11:51am

I think that has was using to much feeling when hes was talking and kept breathing really weird and it was kind of akward!

Fabricio Seminario
02/01/2013 11:51am

It was very slow and i think that man needed an inhaler or he needs to stop smoking , but yes it was very slow and not very interesting to me


JoJo Acevedo
02/01/2013 11:52am

that man has a problem. I give him a 2.5 bc he was very dramatic when he was breathing. It was so annoying. The movie was very boring too. W/ all his breathing, it was dumb.

Keanu A
02/01/2013 11:52am

i didnt like the video because the guy was breathing to hard and he didnt get the story across to me and i bearly understood it

02/01/2013 11:52am

the poem was well written i believe that the poem was meaningfull and it meant that peoples memories were still being remembered as if they were still here.

Casey Luke
02/01/2013 11:52am

My thought was that the movie was really boring! werid! awkward! and dramatic

Fabricio Seminario
02/01/2013 11:53am

It was funny too though

Chris Waugh
02/01/2013 11:53am

The actor had kept on breathing really hard I think he had a very bad start, like he did not get a good deep breath as normal actors do.

02/01/2013 11:53am

I didn't really like the video. it was really slow and confusing

Hallie Gordon
02/01/2013 11:53am

I didnt like the Video at all really. the narriator was doing a really bad job so it took away from the story. :(

Nakia Thomas
02/01/2013 11:53am

I didn't really understand the movie it was really confusing.

ian hibbert
02/01/2013 11:53am

it was very funny. the guy had a hard time breathing. i couldnt stop laughing.

Chance W
02/01/2013 11:54am

me and my friends laughed so hard. he was breathing so hard and looked like a long haired hitler with his half-mustache. to me the black cat was really funny but terrible acting.

Br@^d()^ $tephe^$()^
02/01/2013 11:54am

i thought it was extremly weird and someone needs to give that guy an inhaler

Tatumn Ballou
02/01/2013 11:54am

it was boring the dude talked too slow and he had breathing issues.

Philip Usonis
02/01/2013 11:55am

I think the black cat was very confusing ....the actor was some what good but he kept breathing really hard. also you had to have listened or you would have no clue what it was about......

taatiannaa brinnnkllleeeyy
02/01/2013 11:55am

I didn't like the video. It wasn't what i expected it to be at all.

darius kidd
02/01/2013 11:55am

i think he had some type of breathing problem or something because he kept weezing but he did have some real good poems

02/01/2013 11:57am

I think that the Black Cat was very weird to watch the actor kept breathing really hard but other than that it was ok.

02/01/2013 12:00pm

it was interesing but weird

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02/01/2013 12:01pm

i thought it was creepy and the guy is crazy

danielllllllll gallowayyyyyyyyy
02/01/2013 12:05pm

i think that the poem was a little wierd because the guy was breathing hard and he was like suoer wierd and dramatic but i guess it was good

michael gutierrez
02/01/2013 12:06pm

i thought that the black cat was not that much of an exciting movie all he did was act out his words with anger, heavy breathing, and was shaking thru the whole movie like as if his head was about to explode

Randy Moughan
02/01/2013 2:36pm

I give it a 4 because it was a bit creepy for me

Brie Baumstark
02/01/2013 2:36pm

The tell tale heart was not a creepy as i expected it to be. The man playing the main character had some weird expressions. It was pretty good overall though.

jack weers
02/01/2013 2:38pm

It was confusing

02/01/2013 2:39pm

The Tell Tale Heart was an ok video and kind of creepy. The acting was ok. I would give it a three out of five.

Jessica Arsement
02/01/2013 2:39pm

I thought it was pretty good the actor was a bit over zellus(possably misspelled)

seht halman
02/01/2013 2:39pm

rate:3 i thought the acting was very creepy and didnt reallly make sense

Layney Duncan
02/01/2013 2:39pm

I give it a 3. The actor was good, he was creepy just like he was in the book. I feel like they could have acted better. The story was alot more exciting to read. The movie was kind of boring.

Zak Catera
02/01/2013 2:41pm

tell tale heart-4.5

tell tale heart was a very creepy movie, the actor portayed the man very well! he set the creepy atmosphere of the story and made the story feel like the originial! id reccomend it to anyone who was decidng whether to read it or not!

Bell 5B

Luke Spencer
02/01/2013 2:44pm

tell tare heart- 3
It was good but was sort of sketchy but the actors were great

Regina Collins
02/01/2013 2:45pm

Tell tale heart was weird and creepy, but the actor did a very nice job.

Christian Russell
02/01/2013 2:46pm

i give the tell tale heart a 4/5, the story was well written but the video was poorly acted. i liked the story because it was creepy and interesting B5

Isabelle Osburn
02/01/2013 2:50pm

I think that the video for A tell Tale Heart was an accurate video compared to the actually book itself. However in my opinion the video was quite cheesy. All in all it was okay.

Emily Stevahn Bell 3A
02/01/2013 5:22pm

The actor for Tell-Tale Heart was okay. He was not the best actor. He present the story somewhat accurately i guess. It was not an interesting movie though, at all.
The black cat I thought was very boring because all he did was tell a story the whole time, and walked around on stage. No actual like emotion or anything. He was not a good actor in my opinion.

Julianna Plante 5A
02/03/2013 5:12pm

I wasn't there to see the videos, but I did read Manuscript Found in a Bottle, and I thought it was a good book except for it was hard to follow.

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