May 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm #22733
Tony C. SmithKey Master
Welcome to the Nook and Story Background 0:00:00
Story: The Colour out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft 0:05:10
More about Lovecraft: 1:32:30
Narrator: Lawrence SantoroMay 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm #22735
Thanks, Tony. I hope all of you have a listen to the show and will leave a comment what you thought of this 1927 s.f./horror tale.May 19, 2012 at 7:40 am #22736YOUTUBE
You may have realized, I have a great deal of affection for this week’s story, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space.” Several modestly bad films have been made using this story as the armature for lousy acting and dreary scripting. Tonight I saw the trailer for a 2009 Italian film called “Colour from the Dark” that may be the… Okay. I don’t want to denigrate the film sight unseen, but take a look at the YouTube link, below. After you’ve watched the trailer and had a chance to listen to the story, come back and tell me what you think… Chopping and pitchforking each other…? I don’t know.
Not a bad one sheet, though.May 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm #22737
I duo remember that some of you out there waxed enthusiastically when I mentioned H.P. Lovecrafyt some weeks ago. Just wondering what you — and you know who you are — thought of this episode. That’s all. As you were…May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am #22738
Haven’t listened yet – but will do so at some point today.
as for that Italian film. Well we can happily say that it is “not good”…May 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm #22757
Ah, one of my favorites of HPL’s! It’s the story I teach most in my university classes (and I’ll be teaching again this fall, as a matter of fact). This was a treat.
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Thanks, Amy. Feel free to use it as a study aid. “Colour…” has always been among my favorites, not only of Lovecraft’s work, but of dark fiction as a whole. I read this to Tycelia 40-some-odd years ago when I was foolish enough to think reading creepy tales might convince her to be my girlfriend. She still remembers it, perhaps because it was a truly odd courtship dance-step and feather-flap but it did stick in her mind. She didn’t actually become my girlfriend until recently. Relatively speaking.May 29, 2012 at 5:39 am #22783
I often have a tough time reading HP Lovecraft, and I loved hearing it. The words really come alive when you read the amazing words of Howard Phillip out loud. Thanks so much for running this story!May 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm #22793
My pleasure, Juliasd. I expect to revisit the Lovecraft well in the future and get a few more of his stories up here. I also want to present some of the work by people inspired by H.P. There are a lot of us out there and I want to encourage any writers out there who’ve done what Lovecraft wanted his writer-pals to do and take his characters, the so-called mythos, and to turn out their own tales and send them to us for reading in the Nook.
There. Done. Again, Julia — do you mind if I assume you’re Julia? — thanks for taking the time to drop a note here at the forum.June 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm #22874
Brilliant reading of one of my all time favorites. At the Mountains of Madness would make a great follow up. That one kept me up for weeks as a 12 year old reading it for the first time.June 22, 2012 at 3:40 am #22875
Thanks, Gota. “At the Mountains…” might be doable. Might be…. I’d also like to do some stories that aren’t Mythos tales but have Lovecraft in their hearts.
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