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Great 120th Birthday Presents to/from H. P. Lovecraft!

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Cthulhuwho1 | 30 comments Happy 120th. Birthday H.P.L.!

Freebies released in celebration of H. P. Lovecraft's 120th. birthday on 20-August-2010, and to stir up excitement for the possible making of the Universal Studios 3D version of "At the Mountains of Madness" by Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron; and as a celebration by Will Hart of the 20th. anniversary of his being at Lovecraft's grave-side on his 100th. birthday.

Released during the last few hours in MP3 Format on:
(The audio companion to the CthulhuWho1 Flickr collections.)

"Fungi from Yuggoth"
H. P. Lovecraft's complete 36 sonnet set; in an all-new recording by William (Will) Hart; in single file, and multiple file versions. A dark poetry reading if there ever was one...

"What If H. P. Lovecraft Had Lived Into The 1960's?"
A 163 minute panel recording in six parts, of Professor Dirk W. Mosig, Professor Donald R. Burleson, J. Vernon Shea, Fritz Leiber, Jr., and S.T. Joshi at the 36th World Science Fiction Convention in Phoenix in 1978. A must-have for Lovecraftians!

Plus, behind the scenes recordings including a live reading by Don Burleson of his darkly funny, "The Last Supper."

And more audio goodies too!

And there are now over 1200 Lovecraft, Cthulhu, and Providence related images for the taking at the CthulhuWho1 Flickr page at:
(The image companion site to the audio site.)

All of the above items (and more to come) were created in honor of H. P. Lovecraft; but since he’s not here with us, it’s up to you, and everyone you can share them with to enjoy them!

Will Hart
aka CthulhuWho1
aka California Cthulhu

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Cthulhuwho1 | 30 comments Think, Del Toro for direction, imagination, imagery, and story, with Cameron just there as the money man (with the deepest pockets in the business). And I can only hope you saw what they did for the 3D of Avatar!

We aren't talking about old-school 3D, where it was a movie gimmick to keep thrusting things at the audience; no way.

We are talking about very High-Definition 3D, only being used to give depth, detail, and reality to every scene; so the screen frame becomes a window into the other, very "real" looking world, that your brain will feel like it could step, or fall, into.

I was worried about 3D being used for Avatar, because I didn't want to spend my entire film watching time wondering when the next thing would jump out at me (which really kills a storyline); but Avatar set the new standard for 3D being used in serious, dramatic, and imaginative movies, as an enhancement of the movie's depth of reality, rather than a shock treatment device.

I don't relish the cost of going to see such movies (nearly $50 for the wife and I with popcorn, bottled water, and a hot dog apiece), but walking out of a theater, saying, "Wow!" made it all worthwhile.

Done right in 3D, "At the Mountains of Madness" will leave all of us feeling like, "We were there!"

My opinion only,
Your mileage may vary.


My wife and I recently took her youngest
daughter (who was only in-town for a few days),
to see Toy Story 3 in 3D.

Strictly old-school 3D (great looking I admit,
but still very gimmicky, in a cute way); and the
cost, at a time when I'm being frugal, now
that Rockwell has "set me free" (layoff) after
18 years, nearly killed me.

Three adults, just under $85, for tickets,
water, and popcorn for each! There were massive
lines in and around the theater (mostly for
The Last Airbender), but no lines for buying food
or drinks. When the kid at the counter handed me
the three bottles of water, and three tubs of
popcorn, I was actually shocked when he said,
"That'll be $34, Sir." It didn't take long for
my old tired brain to figure out why nobody in
their right mind (other than me) was paying these

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