Today I came across a trailer for a new Conan the Barbarian movie! I hadn't realized this was in the works. It's been a while since I've seen the old ones (well, the first one - didn't like the second all that much).
It's worth noting for those that aren't aware that the creator of Conan, Robert Howard, was a good friend of H.P. Lovecraft, and they exchanged many letters in the 1930s. Howard is one of a couple of Lovecraft's correspondents with whom he would discuss economic issues of the day. Speaking of Lovecraftian things - for those that haven't heard the film version of At the Mountains of Madness is put on hold for the time being. Guillermo del Toro rightly insisted that it not be made PG-13, so that he could be faithful to the story, the box office be damned. Some firms demand more of a profit margin than others, and he is currently hoping that it will be taken up by someone else. I sure hope so.
Also - I was reading Lovecraft's letters recently and found a reference to an FDR speech in Providence, Rhode Island that he attended on October 21st, 1936. This is that speech.
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