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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 19, 2014, 02:08:03 AM »
This really is a fascinating thread.  (Back from my Caribbean cruise--a surreal and yet strangely uneventful experience.)

Given how good Alec Newman was as Barnabas, I think this had the potential to be the most intriguing re-casting of Dark Shadows ever, and I would include the 1970s feature films in that--so long as we're talking about a re-casting of the original material; I think NoDS stands in its own category as a sort of meditation upon the themes of DS.

As I look back over what has been shared this past week--and my fervent thanks to MB for his literate, erudite annotations to the material--I'm more excited than ever to view the unfolding of this thread over 2014.  I'm also feeling deeper pangs of regret not to be able to review the finished film, as well as regret over certain decisions that were made about the physicalization of certain sequences and how certain story events ultimately played out.  But I'll save those reflections for a more appropriate time.

Best wishes,

Gothick

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 10, 2014, 06:43:40 AM »
That's a really cool creature.  I don't recall having seen those stills before.

Best,

G.  (off to Florida and the Caribbean for a week--catch y'all later)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Re: Sleepy Hollow
« on: January 09, 2014, 04:52:18 AM »
there is one word for Tom Mison and it is GORGEOUS.

sigh.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0605
« on: January 07, 2014, 05:31:09 AM »
That's interesting MB.  In the original narrative as you know, Josette and Barnabas lived in the 1830s (actually, in the ORIGINAL narrative, Josette's surname was something like LaFreniere).  Presumably the Old House was built to replace--or considerably add onto--the original Collins homestead of the 17th century.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0605
« on: January 07, 2014, 03:57:29 AM »
Good images of a 2009 Harvard class ring here:

http://www.cluehq.com/blog/2008/05/06/harvard-one-ring-unboxing/

I don't know whether the designs used in the 1940s were as elaborate as this--may have been more plain.

I don't believe Thayer actually graduated but I could be wrong about that...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0605
« on: January 07, 2014, 03:53:37 AM »
I'm going to have to get out the DVDs and check, but I always thought the ring Stokes wore was a "Harvard class ring" (I'll check Google in a moment and see if I can find a link to a good image of one).  I always figured it was Thayer David's own ring since he attended Harvard (same class or adjoining as Frank O'Hara and Edward Gorey).  From what I recall, Count Petofi's ring is more of a "knuckle duster" with what looks like a ruby but is almost certainly glass or paste.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:20:36 PM »
For those who embrace spoilers, there are trailers up on Youtube now for Dracula episodes 8 and 9.  Just type Dracula 1x08 (e.g.) to retrieve.

Bet,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: January 06, 2014, 05:13:56 AM »
I watched the new episode tonight and I really enjoyed it.  The series continues to riff upon some themes familiar to DARK SHADOWS fans but there are other themes as well involved... it's a very complicated story and I'm loving every minute of this ride.

I just wish I felt more optimistic about the series being renewed for next year... It's been an exceptionally delicious wintertide treat to enjoy.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:27:39 PM »
This Vicki is a lot more hip than any of the other Vickis--chic bob, very sophisticated use of cosmetics for somebody who just came from working in a foundling home, and apparently a viewer of such fare as Oprah and the Daily Show.

Fascinating.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 04, 2014, 12:46:20 AM »
Did Vicki arrive in Depp Shadows in October as well?  I don't recall that being mentioned...

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:47:39 AM »
This is a very exciting project!  The only drawback, as far as I am concerned, is that by sometime in February, I'm going to be really jonesing for another screening of the pilot, which of course is unavailable.

Thank you all for putting in the time, energy, and imagination to realize such a fascinating endeavor.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 02, 2014, 12:23:59 AM »
Heavens, what an undertaking!  Making a 45 minute piece of film last an entire year sounds really radical, especially when you have access to so little visual material.  Perhaps an angel out there will be inspired by your project to supply you with more material for this.  I hope so.  (I alas have nothing beyond the Youtube clip I posted a few weeks ago.)

Happy New Year M. B., Midnite, dom, and all who contribute to making this such a special DS home for all of us.

cheers, GothEEEEEEK

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Happy 4000 Day to DS Forums!!!
« on: December 29, 2013, 07:36:15 PM »
I am presuming from the DS 1970s movies montage that today is the 4000th day we've all enjoyed the experience of the DS Forums!

A big round of applause my most darling and mysteriossissimo MB, to Midnite, to dom and to all who contributed to making it such an incredible, FUN experience.

Thanks and heartiest congrats!

Gothick, a Forums fan since (fill in year--my memory's shot!)

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Current Talk '13 II / DS episode streaming on Netflix
« on: December 28, 2013, 01:14:57 AM »
According to this article, as of Jan. 1 Netflix will (possibly/probably) no longer have 400 episodes of DS available for streaming:

http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com/2013/12/netflix-to-lose-dark-shadows-in-new-year.html

I seem to be one of the few who still rents actual DVDs from the service, and my perusal of the catalogue shows the entire series *of discs* still coming up available, though I'm sure that in some instance, there may be a wait because only certain warehouses probably hold certain discs.

Above article states that there are also a few hundred DS shows available on hulu, which probably means the "hulu plus" service.

Rights to streaming vs. rental rights seem to operate according to different rules and provisions.  I don't know anything about it.

G.

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Gerard, those are brilliant!

Happy Holidays,

G.

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