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Cinema of the Occult: Lovecraft’s Ancient Cinema

Explosive bursts of Lovecraftianism, to elaborate the ways Lovecraft’s work has infected much cinema beyond adaptation.


Lovecraft’s work has been called ‘unfilmable’ yet many brave (perhaps damned) souls have made the attempt. In addition to direct adaptations of Lovecraft tales, this week will attempt to create tentacles of connections with less obvious but nonetheless Lovecraftian consistencies in a variety of films. The emphasis here will be on explosive bursts of Lovecraftianism, to elaborate the ways Lovecraft’s work has infected much cinema beyond adaptation. Eventually we will, perhaps radically, attempt to use cines**uality in a way that encourages us to become our own Randolph Caters, using cinema to perceive beyond seeing, to become multiple, animal, vegetable, colour, sound and nothing as everything. Patricia MacCormack invites you to a night of screening, theory and engaging discussion.


Speaker(s):

Dr Patricia MacCormack | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 February 2010 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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Tickets:

£10

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