Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrance at Owl Creek Bridge"
is considered "one of the most widely read, widely anthologized, widely taught, and widely admired short stories in all of American literature.
" As well as TVTropes' earliest example of [SPOILER]
a Dying Dream
. An Oscar and Cannes award winning short film was made from the story, "La Rivière du hibou"
that was aired on American TV as an episode of "The Twilight Zone" (part one
). Since then, it has been read by 'Front Porch Al' on the CBC's "As It Happens"
, and been the basis of umpteen other short films
. Recently, the original film was 'mashed up' with Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick"
, and now the story has gotten the full Music Video treatment, for the (not really related) song "Unlovable" by Babybird
, directed by Johnny Depp. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop
on Apr 21, 2010 -