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Agree, the movie does not show why Poe's inclusion is clever, that he's solving a mystery and goes on to write the first detective story.
I wonder if the people who made the film assume everyone knows this?
I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and am surprised how closely the Netflix version (so far) cleaves to the book.
I adore Gillian Anderson in her many forms.
Is the public only upset with actresses playing indigenous characters? Robert Duvall gets a pass?
100%, should have been released in October.
Poe's character is integral because characteristics in the narrative will be reflected in his later work: Tell-Tale Heart, Imp of the Perverse, Murders in the Rue Morgue, etc. MUST be Poe.