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Re: The Offer (pilot) (Digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am

snodge wrote:...my furry forteans.

Had to look up "fortean" and never would’ve guessed it refers to Charles Hoy Fort.
His “Book of the Damned” (1919) is public domain and the ebook can be read for free
at Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22472/22472-h/22472-h.htm.
H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society co-founder Andrew Leman plays Charles Fort in their
excellent 2011 film, “The Whisperer in Darkness”. You can see Leman as Fort in the beginning
of this trailer...remarkable resemblance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd5gWGfnK5M.
...But in fairness to Leman, he's wearing quite a lot of prosthetic makeup and a fat suit :wink:.

If memory serves, Uncle Nobby enjoyed the Call of Cthulhu rpg, which is still very popular at HPLHS.
So chances are he’d enjoy their films too. Here’s the trailer for their award winning 2005 silent
film, “The Call of Cthulhu” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bWwZ5o-7r0. Great fun :o.
And if you're a Lovecraft fan Nobby, I'm guessing you'll also enjoy HPLHS's hilarious
sendup of his 1931 masterpiece of 'weird fiction', The Shadow Over Innsmouth...
"What Do You Do With An Innsmouth Sailor?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61MR40PG8K4.
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Re: The Offer (pilot) (Digitally cleaned)

Postby Uncle Nobby » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:00 am

Hi DOY.

Yes Call of Cthulhu was a fun game. I haven't read much of the Mythos written by Lovecraft but I have read some of the Mythos written by his colleague Robert E Howard. I'll check out the links.

I just popped by to say that over here I found out that episodes of Steptoe & Son are played on Radio 4.
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Re: The Offer (pilot) (Digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:01 am

Hi Nobby. All of Lovecraft’s fiction is public domain so should you choose to, there are some places to read his
work free online, Lovecraft Archive seems ok http://www.hplovecraft.com/. I don’t know if they use S.T. Joshi’s corrected texts but their black type on white background is easier on the eyes, reading from a back-lit computer being inherently unnatural. Interesting to note that HPL’s collected letters far outnumber his works of fiction on a vast scale. So much so, that his letters can't be published in full. In book form they’d require roughly 200 volumes.
I recommended this excellent documentary years ago, it's now at youchoobe, “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg9VCf5einY. Many interviews and concise descriptions of HPL's key fiction make this 90 min time not wasted. Can especially and very heartily recommend “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” (1927) which brilliantly examines the dangers of necromancy, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (1931) which examines anthropogenesis in reverse...people becoming fish...with equal literary genius. Tremendous fun but no reason to
be frightened by tartar sauce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBrMOhWUT5U. Casually combine shredded
pickle with a touch of mayo and a dash o' lemon, and Charlton Heston has a xenophobic meltdown,
"Soylent Fish is people!!!" :roll:. Thanks for the Harry H interview link you provided in another thread,
I'd seen it before but cheers all the same :o. Here's another, Mark Lawson interviews Ray & Alan
in 2008, it's quite good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10_V3PP95aE (57 min).
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