“The Colour Out of Space” (1927)

Creators

H. P. Lovecraft (writer).

Commentary

Perfect cosmicism. Less of a spectacle than “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926) and less tied to its historical moment, this story is much more elegant and more beautifully written.

References here: Nerd argues about distinction between fantasy and science fiction, Solaris (1961), “Day of the Dove” (1968).

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Adaptation:

The Colour Out of Space (2010) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2014.

Commentary

Needs better fruit. The lingering effect is not confirmed in the original and the literary qualities are lost.

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