FC: EDGAR ALLAN POE'S INFLUENCE ON POP CULTURE
1: Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe_in_popular_culture http://www.houseofusher.net/songs.html http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Graveyard-Picnic-lyrics-Voltaire/E7E11C286947046048256DAA0025FA13 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe_in_television_and_film
2: Influence in Music | Edgar Allan Poe has been known to influence many things with his works, one being music. | In Green Day's song "St.Jimmy",Poe is mentioned in some of the lyrics. "I am the son of a b**** and Edgar Allan Poe, raised in the city in the halo of lights. . ."
3: The Beatles "I Am The Walrus" "Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe." | Voltaire's song "Graveyard Picnic" mentions several of Poe's works. "If you squirm at the Conqueror Worm. . ." "Of the corpse of my Annabel Lee If you fear there's something you hear A heart beating under the floor Still your heart, there's no need to start It's just me having tea with Lenore" "It's just you, Edgar Allan and me" | "Pop singer Britney Spears named her 2001-2002 concert tour Dream Within a Dream, incorporating lines from that poem (and other Poe works) into her show." | In Escape The Fate's song " "When I Go Out I Want to Go Out in a Chariot of Fire" the singer, Ronnie Radke, says "your heart beats under the floor" in reference to Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". "
4: Influences In Art | Marilyn Manson made a painting of Edgar Allan Poe
5: Edgar Allan Poe influenced/inspired tattoo art
6: Influence in Films and Television | "In the TV series Ruby Gloom, the character Poe, a poet crow, and his brothers Edgar & Allan; if their names are unite, form the name of Edgar Allan Poe; In some occasions, Poe is also fond of claiming, he says to be a descendant of Paco, Edgar Allan Poe's pet budgie." | "The Simpsons has made several references to Poe's works. The original "Treehouse of Horror" episode contains a segment in which James Earl Jones reads Poe's poem "The Raven", with Homer playing the narrator, Marge making a brief appearance as Lenore, and Bart as the raven"
7: The 2012 film The Raven, starring John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, and Luke Evans is a " fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet and author pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in Poe's stories." | "In the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Up in Smoke" the case is referred to as a Poe story, combining both "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado". "