Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Gothick

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 »
1156
Calendar Events / Announcements '16 I / Re: New Strange Paradise Blog
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:20:32 PM »
The rights owner reportedly has no interest in releasing it in any home video format.  I don't know why that is.  Maybe somebody who actually wants to release it will buy it.  One of these days...

G.

1157
Calendar Events / Announcements '16 I / New Strange Paradise Blog
« on: February 17, 2016, 03:34:39 AM »
Fans,

My dear friend Curt Ladnier has started a new blog for the 1969-70 cult series STRANGE PARADISE, often described as "Canada's answer to DARK SHADOWS."  It was actually the brainchild of Steve Krantz in New York, and was an early attempt at a series produced in Canada and aimed at US/Canadian syndication markets--a phenomenon that was to become very widespread in the 1990s, but this forerunner didn't do so well.

One of the most amusing entries is this one, in which Curt presents some very rarely seen materials documenting an unsuccessful attempt to market the series in the 1980s with an Elvira-styled hostess, "Dracena Morg."  The luridly colored photo of her is a real hoot. 

https://maljardinblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/who-the-heck-is-dracena-morg/

G.

1158
How amusing.  Of course you know I want a link, especially if Mr Ellis appeared wearing tight, revealing, BULGING underwear. 

I mean, we have the Nathan Forbes banana floatie... this could be considered... a comparison?

cheers, Go thick

1159
MB, you know it is dangerous for Go thick's sanity when you use the words "packing" and "huge" in a sentence that has any reference at all to Mr Tom Ellis.

Now I need to rearrange my clothing.  Again.

Love and Light,

G.

1160
I happened to see a promotional squib about this movie while I was staying with family down in Fla. recently.  It was on the TODAY show.  I no longer watch TV at home but they do run it a lot.

Anyhow the movie was the project of one of the Wayans brothers (from IN LIVING COLOR) and is a spoof of FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY.  I actually remember the title being FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, but I'm probably misremembering since I wasn't really paying attention.

I think Bella plays the heroine, who seems to have been sort of like a drippier version of the girl-child in the TWILIGHT books.  FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY was originally written as TWILIGHT fanfic, then the author got the idea to change the names and market it as original fiction. She or he became a very wealthy individual as a result.

G.

1161
Current Talk '16 I / Re: Today's Screen Capture From DS 2012 (2/4/16)
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:37:45 PM »
LOL, Patti!  In the whacked out world of DEPP SHADOWS, anything is possible!

best, G.

1162
Current Talk '16 I / Re: Questions: 2012 v. OS
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:16:11 PM »
Joan wielded a pistol in an episode during the 1897 storyline, but she was in the role of Judith Collins at that point.

I'm far from an authority on the topic of the Burton/Depp film but I feel quite sure that Burton just included a shot of the waves that he chose (or perhaps deliberately manipulated with computer tech--I would actually be interested to read something about how the film was processed because a lot of the screenshots have such an extraordinarily painterly look to them--pity the content was so naff)--that was meant to mimic the famous opening credits sequence on the OS.

Vampires and blood--I have a memory of Julia supplying Barnabas at some point with medically obtained blood, but I realized that that may be a false memory--that may never have been explicitly stated.  In the Malcolm Marmorstein scripts in 1967, it was again implied that Willie was draining cattle of their blood to service Barnabas's needs.  Pretty gruesome stuff.  Some fans think that Barnabas himself was going out in the fields to nip the kine himself, but there's a scene where Barn grimly orders Willie out of the house with "You know what you must do."

G.

1163
Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:55:16 PM »
I am not a fan of Depp Shadows.  But it's worth remembering statements from Burton and others (if I recall aright) that a large chunk of the movie was sliced away by studio mandated edits.  Something like half an hour to forty-five minutes of the print he turned in.  It was so weird to read about this because it was such a repeat of what happened with NoDS.  I know DS seems to be a phenomenon with some truly uncanny aspects but that one really takes the cake.

Apparently a number of plot elements that no longer make any sense in the picture were more fleshed out in Burton's completed film.  Which was then butchered by the studio.

Depp's makeup AND performance are two crucial elements that don't work for me.  I actually thought the early scenes before Depp's arrival were well done and show signs of being a decent movie--not how I wold have liked this to be done, but not the awful embarrassment that does often make me cringe when people who aren't fans mention it to me.

G.

1164
Current Talk '16 I / Re: DS image on tonight's SAG Awards
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:48:44 PM »
That's an incredible choice for him.  I don't remember Riley either.  Somebody involved in that show production must be a fan.  Lovely to see our beloved foyer and a bit of the drawing room in the photo!

You know you're a DS fan when you're visiting your parents and see Abe Vigoda's obit on a TV news show (I never watch television when I'm at home) and think, "Oh no, Ezra!"

G.

1165
That would be a cool line in that it would more firmly define the story of NoDS as being set in a parallel universe with its own history.

Given the storylines of the final year of the show, maybe that's what Sam Hall intended.

G.

1166
Happy Belated Birthday!  Hope you enjoyed some Witchy treats for your special day!

G.

1167
Calendar Events / Announcements '16 I / Re: <OT Carnival of Souls
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:15:11 PM »
I saw notices on the Net a year or two ago that the CARNIVAL OF SOULS actress was on the convention circuit doing autographs & appearances.

I saw it when I was at college... in the Early Bronze Age, darling... and while I enjoyed it, haven't felt the urge to revisit.

G.

1168
Those are wonderful captures.  I still haven't seen the "new" home video releases of the films.

G.

1169
Calendar Events / Announcements '16 I / Re: Semi OT - The Bennetts
« on: January 05, 2016, 04:33:01 PM »
Just FYI, OUR BETTERS has nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln.  That's rather amusing.  It's a sophisticated early 1930s society comedy in which Constance plays a sexually vivacious older woman dealing with a daughter whose concept of morality is of the "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" variety.  Grayson was actually in a revival of the play at the Yale Drama School theatre in the early 1950s--that was how she met Sam.  He was a student there.

OUR BETTERS is mainly remembered now for the final sequence in which a flamboyantly queenly male tango authority shows up at the manor and frivolity erupts.  Vito Russo used to show this in his lectures that led to the CELLULOID CLOSET.

The original film of MADAME X was also early 1930s... maybe with Helen Hayes?  Can't recall.

G.

1170
Uncle Roger, I have read that Stroka was going to play the flamboyant boutique owner in the village.

Since nobody was maimed or killed in that scene, OF COURSE Curtis cut it.

G.

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 »