Alas, a fake, taken from a Canadian television series about Lovecraft: http://www.sfsite.com/09a/om135.htm Cool quotes: ...a lot of money has been thrown at Lovecraft films over the years. Now comes a small, Montreal-based film company, specializing in French language high-brow documentaries, and pulls it off.... I first saw Out of Mind on the BRAVO! NEWSTYLEARTS CHANNEL here in Canada, but had missed the beginning. There, in what appeared to be a 30s-era newsreel, was H.P. Lovecraft, uncomfortable and uneasy, gaunt and pasty, speaking in an educated 19th century New England accent, displaying socially awkward mannerisms, and sitting at a desk talking about his work. I'd read a lot about Lovecraft, and had never heard any mention of him ever having been filmed, but the illusion was so well done, that it had me thinking, just for a second, that somebody had dug up some long-lost footage of Lovecraft. It is part of this attention to detail, for example the use of material drawn directly from Lovecraft's voluminous body of letters in the newsreel monologue that really places this portion of the film a cut above.....
"Out of Mind" is and interesting endeavor in fictional biography. Well worth the $15 to get a copy.For my money, the silent "Call of Cthulhu" done by the HPLHS is a personal favorite film. The Glendale based crew directed the film "as if" it had been made at the time the story was written. As a result, they ended up with a film that is both true to the text and a well done film.
Enjoyed that as well, Christian.
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