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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0559
« on: October 06, 2013, 03:07:04 AM »
I remember reading somewhere (it was around 15 years ago at least) that Jack Sullivan and Sean Dhu Sullivan were the same individual.  The Sixties was a time of revival of interest in the "Celtic Twilight" movement and the name change may have reflected that, if this is correct information.

Lara Parker's 1968 Vampilique look always makes me think of Dusty Springfield, particularly in the early weeks when she's allowed to have some costume changes.  The black gown with the lace collar was originally worn by Laura Collins in early 1967.

Glad to have been of help, Marge.

XX--Tuffie

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0559
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:51:07 AM »
Yeah, pretty limp stew.  I can imagine Alex going through the motions and at the end of the day thinking, "you really need to find a better way of spending your time, girl."

and I'm a huge fan of the 1968 storyline.  But this...

The writing for Angelique is so awful, too.  IMO the audience should always feel an air of menace or potential threat when Angelique is onscreen. Here she sounds like a petulant parlor-maid.  Not good.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0559
« on: October 05, 2013, 08:47:43 PM »
marge honey, maybe this can help you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h09JkwD1Uk

To watch further episodes, simply type this in the search box:

Dark Shadows 0560

hugs, Tuffie

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I saw the news about the renewal and smiled, then heard that only 13 episodes were ordered for the first season, and my smile faded.

I wouldn't be surprised though if shorter seasons become the norm.  It may be a strategy for the survival of drama (and other) series on television in today's market.

I was really surpised years ago when I got hold of an ADDAMS FAMILY episode guide (from the classic 1964-66 series) and saw that there were something like 30 episodes per season.  Then a few years later I was going through a Peter Gunn episode guide and learned that in 1958-59, around 36 episodes was "a season."

Times have certainly changed!  Aren't you glad!  [hall_rolleyes]

(and I'll just comment that watching Sleepy Hollow on iTunes on an a la carte basis is WAY preferable to watching a "free" broadcast laden with pop-ups, banners, studio logos, and INCESSANT commercial "breaks".

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Yo! Julia99! Happy Birthday!!!
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:08:24 PM »
Happy Birthday Darling!

xoxo Steve

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There's been so much coverage of JGL and the Don Jon film in the past week or two.  Last night I was on IMDB and noticed with amusement that there were ads for the movie all over the site, including a big splashy banner that informed us "it's JGL takes over IMDB day!"

Our little boy is all grown up... it seems as if he has the potential to become the next Johnny Depp.

G.

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A lot of it seems to be on Youtube.  I just watched the first 20 minutes of the pilot; good trashy Eighties fun.  I think this one went out of production because one of the lead actors was killed suddenly in a motorcycle accident?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_1Jyu3IBFI&feature=fvwp

G.

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I watched the first episode of Season 2 of Elementary mainly because a close friend insisted that she thought I would adore it.  Fans of classic Dr. Who will want to note that Jon Pertwee's son Sean Pertwee has a very juicy role as an Inspector Lestrade on the skids.

Besides Jonny Lee Miller (whose Sherlock is so different from his Roger Collins, it really underscores JLM's chameleon-like powers as an actor), the only other element that made me think of one version of DS was Lucy Liu's performance as Dr. Watson, a retired surgeon who is now sort of a psychiatrist working with addicts.  The way the role is conceived made me think of the potential way that the Julia character could have been played in the aborted WB DS in 2004... as portrayed by Kelly Hu. 

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: September 28, 2013, 10:54:30 PM »
That's a wonderful image of Eva Green posted on today's slideshow.  The lipstick (although it is very similar to Joan Bennett's trademark look) makes me think of Bette Davis and the red dress makes me think of Bette's infamous work in the 1930s classic JEZEBEL.

I know it's probably just a flaw in something or other but I could swear it looks as if there are tiny cracks on Angie's face in this image...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Dark Shadows of the Closet
« on: September 28, 2013, 10:50:19 PM »
This video is about four years old and comes from the brilliant software console of Ms. Sara Monster...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4PHXRxDP4E

There's a sequel video, too... if there is interest, I will post the link.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Night Gallery with John Karlen
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:59:30 PM »
Karlen's role is confined to the fourth part of the episode.  You're not missing all that much to just watch this bit as a stand-alone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rcN2ZOcGM

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Quentin's Theme/DS Music
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
I do listen to DS music from time to time. I often enjoy it particularly around the current season of Autumn and Halloween.  I would find the insanity of "the Holidaze" in Nov.-Dec. easier to bear if we could have DS music selections playing over PA systems instead of those tacky "carols."  I realize this may seem odd to some.

From what I have read of some particular dates on the calendar of the "Holiday" season, particularly 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday when they open the doors at Walmart and polite people get trampled by the crazed mobs of soccer moms desperate to own the latest shiny electronic toy, some of the DS tracks, particularly the werewolf attack music, would make the perfect backdrop to the mayhem on hand...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Night Gallery with John Karlen
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:34:27 PM »
Patty Duke is always such fun... as long as one can ignore that she was, from what she wrote 20 or so years later, miserable while she was doing all of this.

Robert Foxworth... *rrrowrrr*

G.

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What luscious images of JLM!

Thanks, MB!!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Night Gallery with John Karlen
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:59:54 PM »
Josette, here's the link for the Youtube upload of the episode, taken from a Chiller network broadcast:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s67WfA_unwU

Happy viewing!

G.

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