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Old 07-04-2015   #131
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I think I just coined the word - Sicnificant (sic)

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I think I just coined the word - Sicnificant (sic)

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And also just discovered a genuine Weird Literature Classic of a story entiltled 'The Cobra'...

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My general site since 2010 showing DFL miscellanea including many photographs:
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I am currently experiencing Ray.
I know it will destroy The Horrifying Presence within me.

I am also real-time reviewing Jean Ray...
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The Story of the Wúlkh: "...the hunter undergoes a mobius section of a sticky destiny." Love that phrase. I think this is the most fascinating review I've seen from you yet, Des. For me, anyway. As your review went on, I had the impression that Jean Ray might have more in common with Jack Vance than a story title that reminded you of one of Vance's novels. I don't know if I'm right; I haven't read Ray. As I read the next story's review and started doing a little searching, I began to wonder just why I hadn't read anything by him - clearly he wrote in the genres that I read and collect. And did I actually have anything by him?

Excuse any note of desperation that might be detected in the following lines...

I Have Killed Alfred Heavenrock: "A melodramatic mystery as if written by Richmal Crompton or Evadne Price on the day they wanted to write a story without children in it." This sounds delicious. And your comment that Hitchcock wanted to film it but couldn't find the right actors had me scurrying downstairs to find my much-thumbed Hitchcock by Truffaut volume. No mention of this story. Google only turned up a reference to another aborted film project (Alain Resnais wanted to film The Adventures of Harry Dickson based on a 1930's crime series by Ray.) Unproduced and Unfinished Films: An Ongoing Film Comment project

I should explain that I'm presently handicapped because my library database is out of action (the external hard-drive power-supply packed up - guy in the shop's working on it). After scanning the contents pages of 24 Hitchcock anthologies from my shelves, no Jean Ray. He's not even referenced in John Connolly & Declan Burke's Books to Die For (contributions from 120 of the world's leading crime writers!)

I do have the feeling I've missed something...

Although I've only commented on the first two stories reviewed, I did read all the reviews. Now I'm going to go and soak my head. Utter humiliation. Why don’t I know this author? Perhaps I’ll post this comment both here and at TLO. Just to confuse you.
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Thanks, Rog. I have replied to your identical post on the review itself:
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This gets still more interesting. Reading your latest additions to the reviews page, I decided to look on Amazon for an affordable Jean Ray book. Immediately it became clear why Ray has got under my radar till now: most of the books appear to be in the original Flemish (?) And as I’ve never learnt another language…

Comments here go off at a bit of a tangent, so apologies in advance:

Anyway, I saw a title I recognised: Malpertuis. A film by Harry Kūmel starring Orson Welles and Susan Hampshire, based on Ray’s only novel-length work. From IMDb I’ve learned that the first version of this film to be released was ‘hacked to bits’. It was released in several different versions for different language markets, and all were drastically cut. A full-length director’s cut is now available, running I believe 125 minutes (elsewhere it says 119 minutes).

Finding the right version wasn’t as straightforward as I’d expected, but eventually I learned that a US import from Barrel Entertainment slightly had the edge on the Belgian Royal Filmarchive DVD (though both are director’s cut). I collect films, but the cost of the Barrel Entertainment release (currently about £80) puts it way above what I’d pay for any DVD. The Belgian Royal Filmarchive release is currently about £15/£24. See this site if interested: Malpertuis: Comparison (Belgian Royal Filmarchive vs. Barrel Entertainment) 10,000 Bullets

Re. your review of The Inn of Spectres and the name ‘Freyman’: You write “…I still wonder if Freyman is meant to evoke Ferryman, an involuntary ferryman for exporting monstrousness into the open?”

I know your fascination with coincidence, so you might be amused to see that the name of the writer of the screenplay for Malpertuis’ is Jean Ferry…

Malpertuis (1971) - IMDb

I’ll take the liberty of posting this both here and at TLO again, feeling some justification in the thought that possibly there might be some cineastes there who might find the links above useful.
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