The Pale Blue Eye
The Pale Blue Eye (2022) is an American mystery thriller currently showing on Netlix.
Set in 1830, retired detective Augustus Landor (Christian Bale) is asked to investigate the death of a cadet at the West Point military academy.
Landor enlists the help of another cadet, Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
Edgar Allan Poe was in foster care as a child, and he was also at West Point as a young man. There is mention during the movie of the death 20 years previously of his mother (his father had earlier abandoned the family).
Poe’s influence has been extensive. For example, his detective character, C. Auguste Dupin, was influential in the development of the detective genre and many of his stories have been adapted for film and television.