"The Pit And The Pendulm", A Comparison To The Book And Movie

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The movie "The pit and the Pendulum" was nothing at all like the book. Themovie started out as a man walked along the ocean to enter a huge castle. His sister hadmoved there when she married Dom Madena, but now she was dead. The castle was usedto torture Catholics during the Inquisition. Dom Madena believes that the castle has anatmosphere of torture thick with death, and that led to the death of his sister. The doctorsaid 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 hisown wife. He accused them of adultery. His father didn't torture his mother to death, heburied her alive. Dom Madena thought that he buried his wife alive. Then one nightsomeone was playing the harpsichord just like his wife did. Another time a servant heardhis wife whispering to her. Then one night someone trashed her room.Dom Madena, also called Nicholas, heard his wife calling him. He went through asecret passageway until he entered the room of all the torturing devices. He goes to hiswife grave, which they dug up to prove she was dead, and she popped out of her grave.She chased him through the dungeon until they met with the doctor. Then Nicholasfainted, and his wife, who never really died, told him that it was all scheme. She and thedoctor were having an affair. He chased the doctor and he fell into a pit and died. Hestuck his wife in a torture machine out of sight and gagged her.Then her brother came down....

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