Yes, I’m doing this reading to help promote the Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, Universal Studios, 3D movie of, “At the Mountains of Madness.”
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting all twelve chapters of H. P. Lovecraft’s, “At the Mountains of Madness,” one chapter at a time, to stretch out the fun; and to give me time to clean each chapter up a bit (and correct the bloopers also) before they are posted here.
I’m also taking a little time between each posting to allow for any feedback, to see if there is an interest in my posting the entire reading.
I have already recorded the first five chapters, but I’ll then work on each of the final seven chapters one-at-a-time.
And now, Chapter One:
NOTE: If you do a normal click on the MP3 file link in this post, WordPress will play it for you.
If you’d like to download and save the file for yourself, and you are using a PC, right-click, to bring up the right-click menu and use the “Save Link As” function to save the MP3 file to your hard drive.
If you’d like to download and save the file for yourself, and you are using a Mac, I believe that would be ctrl + Click to bring up the right click menu, and use the “Download Linked File” function to save the MP3 file to your hard drive. I don’t own a Mac so please correct me if I am wrong!
H P Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Chapter 01 Read by William Hart
I researched the name, “Pabodie”, for pronunciation; and once I found it was a variant of “Peabody,” and “Paybody,” it was easy to settle on, “Pay-Body” as the choice for my reading. And, there is one point in the text where the sources disagreed on whether the word, “Probably,” or the word, “Probable” should be used; and I had to believe that William Dyer, the man telling his story, would not have been guessing with “Probably,” and would have meant, “Probable” instead. So that was my choice for this reading too.
Please let me know if this reading is to your liking by way of comments.
And please tell me if you do want more of this tale sooner, rather than later.
Chapter Two is coming soon!
Love it, Will! Thank you.
sooner, kind sir.
Acho que precisamos dessas ‘iniciativas’, embora não seja a melhor palavra.
Também gostei da ideia de tentar entender o significado do nome “Pabodie” utilizado por Lovecraft – meu mestre na escrita.
Utilizo um tradutor virtual e envio esta missiva em português também.
Até mais ver
Leonardo N. N.
(irmão do Culto Lovecraftiano)
I think we need these ‘initiatives’, although not the best word.
I liked the idea of trying to understand the meaning of “Pabodie” used by Lovecraft – my teacher in writing.
I use a translator and virtual sending this letter in Portuguese as well.
See you later
Leonardo N. N.
(Brother of Culto Lovecraftiano – Worship Lovecraftian)
That was really great! I can’t wait for the next chapter. Please keep up the good work.
I am really enjoying your reading; what a great project to undertake! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Nice chapter one, and great site on Lovecraft… I think you’ll like the following info about the audio book and the film….
Through the last couple years of struggle with Universal, anger over potential R ratings, 150 million dollar proposed budgets and A-list actors “attached” who never even heard of the deal… Obviously, Del Toro and Cameron were faking us all out and hoping to fake out Universal, too… Cruise was never attached, either. It seems this was a project that had no chance of success.
But now that Del Toro and Cameron are gone from At The Mountains Of Madness, Mihai and Sparks are making the H.P. Lovecraft film adaptation.
The Producing-directing team of Carrie Cain Sparks and Shadow Mihai – shadowmihai.com have announced they have begun pre-production on an original feature film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness. As a precursor to their film, they last week released the sjLume.com audio book version of Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness along with a companion e-book version in various electronic formats. The audio book was directed by Shadow Mihai.
I haven’t seen the script (they won’t let a stumbler like me near it with a 30 foot word processor) but Director Mihai, who wrote the script for the new adaptation, insists that there is plenty of theme based faithfully on the original Lovecraft work, and several unconventional storytelling angles that are compelling and unusual. Sparks and Mihai say that the production values will be similar to the intended Del Toro work. They will shoot live action and in the 3D format.
So many of us Lovecraft fans and horror fans (and fans of 3D film) were let down when Del Toro dropped At The Mountains Of Madness. But Mihai and Sparks intend to produce the film out of their own company, Stella James Studios. A start date for the historic film is supposed to be announced this week on sjLume.com.
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Just in cause you didn’t think of it I wanna share another Lovecraft nod in South Park. Season 12, Episode 14, “The Ungroundable” – Butters asks his parents “how can thy ground *pause* that which is ungroundable?”
I immediately thought of “That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die” when I heard it. I think they copied it enough for us to at least notice it.
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