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James Earl Jones (left) and Christopher Walken
James Earl Jones (left) and Christopher Walken

James Earl Jones v. Chris Walken: A poetic Poe-down Add to ...

Now, we understand why James Earl Jones would lay down a pristine spoken-word version of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven . . .

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But, Christopher Walken ( The Deer Hunter, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York) winging his own way on the timeless treasure complete with . . . well . . . do enjoy a peek-see to hear why we remain pretty much zip-tipped (Au: You mean thumb-tied, I think. Ed.):

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BTW, James McTeigue's cinematic Poe treatment? You'll find the freshest info concerning The Raven, starring John Cusack, here.

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