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Starring: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Timothy Spall, Fred Hechinger, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Keel Cook, Gideon Glick, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, Charlie Tahan
Netflix horror mystery written and directed by Scott Cooper. Set in 1830, The Pale Blue Eye (2022) follows Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), a world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point. Stymied by the cadets code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case, a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
Edgar Allan Poe: Is it true, you once solicited a confession with nothing more than a piercing look?
Augustus Landor: With enough patience, the suspect will often interrogate himself.
Captain Hitchcock: Detective Landor, one of our cadets, hanged himself last night.
Augustus Landor: That’s a matter for the coroner.
Captain Hitchcock: I’m afraid that’s not the end of it. His heart was carved from his chest.
Augustus Landor: What type of fella could do this?
Captain Hitchcock: It’d have to be…
Superintendent Thayer: A madman!
Augustus Landor: I need you to decipher this.
Jean Pepe: Rumor has it there are instructions for immortality.
Captain Hitchcock: Another cadet is missing.
Augustus Landor: Poe, I need you to discretely infiltrate the cadets.
Edgar Allan Poe: What is this?
Augustus Landor: Blood, symbols, rituals.
Edgar Allan Poe: Oh, my Lord.
Lea Marquis: Man will do most anything to cheat death.
Cadet: Captain! Up here! There’s a body.
Augustus Landor: Where are the facts? Where are the simple facts? The truth!
Edgar Allan Poe: I believe the dead haunt us because we love them too little.
Superintendent Thayer: We’re no closer to finding who’s responsible for this than we were a month ago!
Augustus Landor: We are closer. It’s only a matter of time.
Edgar Allan Poe: Down, down, down came the hot thrashing flurry. Darkest night, black with hell-charneled fury. Leaving only that deathly pale blue eye.