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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quoth Cthulhu: Lovecraft on film...

In keeping with the Lovecraft themed Pickman's Models, this weeks Quoth Cthulhu comes directly from Lovecraft himself. The first quote is from a 1933 letter to Richard Morse and the second from a 1933 correspondence with Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright, in response to being asked about a radio adaptation of Dreams in the Witch House...

"I shall never permit anything bearing my signature to be banalised and vulgarised into the flat infantile twaddle which passes for "horror tales" amongst radio and cinema audiences!"

- H.P. Lovecraft

"It is not likely that any really finely wrought weird story - where so much depends upon mood, and on nuances of description - could be changed to a drama without irreparable cheapening and the loss of all that gave it power."

- H.P. Lovecraft

(Thanks to H.P. Lovecraft)

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what ol' Howard would think of the plethora of movies based on his works? Save the adequate few, I imagine he'd be rolling in his grave.


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