Monday, October 17, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.291: Die Farbe
I've just been listening to the larest podcast edition of the Lovecraft eZine show where the topic was Lovecraftian films available to stream, and was reminded of Die Farbe, an adaptation of The Colour Out of Space (and one of the better Lovecraftian movies out there). The Colour Out of Space highlights one of the key difficulties of translating Lovecraft's work Into a visual medium, insofar as his tales often deal with that which is both inconceivable and unrepresentable (although this is open to question, given the detailed desriptions he sometimes provides for his monsters). In any case, Die Farbe addresses the problem of how to show a previously unknown colour in a rather original manner. Definitely wort watching.