The Pit And The Pendulum: Movie Vs. Book



The movie "The pit and the Pendulum" was nothing at all like the book. The
movie started out as a man walked along the ocean to enter a huge castle. His
sister had moved there when she married Dom Madena, but now she was dead. The
castle was used to torture Catholics during the Inquisition. Dom Madena
believes that the castle has an atmosphere of torture thick with death, and that
led to the death of his sister. The doctor said she died of fright. They
buried her in a tomb below the castle.
As child Dom Madena saw his father torture and kill his father's brother
and his own wife. He accused them of adultery. His father didn't torture his
mother to death, he buried her alive. ...

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the dungeon until they
met with the doctor. Then Nicholas fainted, and his wife, who never really died,
told him that it was all scheme. She and the doctor were having an affair. He
chased the doctor and he fell into a pit and died. He stuck his wife in a
torture machine out of sight and gagged her.
Then her brother came down. Nicholas seized him and put him on table
below a razor sharp pendulum. Right as it was cutting his shirt two servants
busted in and threw Nicholas into the pit with the doctor and saved him.
This movie, I think anyway, was a very poor interpretation of the short
story. In the story none every commits adultery or is buried alive. A man, or
woman for all I know, was stuck in a dungeon which he was tortured in many ways.
None died in the book, but in the movie three people died. The book had one
character where the movie had seven or eight. The story line in the book of a
suffering catholic being tortured to death was altered to make a script for ...

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