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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 02, 2013, 07:18:11 PM »
Oh, not a problem at all dear.  I don't know about you, but it seems as if this winter has just been hellishly busy, both in the office and in personal life.  So I entirely understand.

You and Midnite do so much to keep this place alive and afloat!  The fact that you even take time to respond in the threads is awesome.

Appreciatively, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 02, 2013, 06:04:33 PM »
It's really funny how on one of today's slideshows, Mrs. Jason Maguire/Johnson is welcoming Barnabas to the door of Collinwood, while in another, Jackie Earle Willie is welcoming Magtoria.

Great juxtaposition!  I love this stuff.

G.

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I'm quite intrigued about The Lucifer Gambit.  Could the actor and character possibly be Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair??

G.

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That's really nice to hear that Marie is doing better.  Here's to her further healing!  She's such a sweetheart.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: DARK SHADOWS ORIGINAL SERIES ON HULU!
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:17:30 AM »
Very cool.  Let's hope they add more episodes in the future!  It would be interesting to know whether the shows were added because so many people wrote in asking for them.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:15:58 AM »
Well, I only saw the thing once, but I don't remember the sequence that these frames are from at all.  In fact, quite a number of the bits of dialogue and scenes from the pre-credits prologue, I don't recall.  But since I only saw it once and can't go back and check, I don't feel I have any right to comment.  Particularly given how low-grade my short term memory is these days.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 28, 2013, 04:00:39 AM »
I just looked and the earliest post on the spoilers board is one from July 2011. The poster was warned that they had violated board guidelines.  I remember another post that had an actual script outline but not sure just now where it would be archived.

It's interesting among the chat 'n' chew to see that a famous vampire author was slated to have a cameo. Wonder if Annie Rice is wandering somewhere in the party sequence?

G.


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Current Talk '19 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:53:38 AM »
MB, did you ever read the supposedly spoiler-heavy script "outline" that was "leaked" and then became the object of a spoiler topic here on the boards in 2011?  To understate matters, the "outline" described a story that was very different from what was filmed.

I figured for some time that the "outline" was deliberate disinformation, but it occurs to me that it might have referred to an early draft of the screenplay before the Seth person was brought in to "lighten" things up more.

I hadn't even noticed the details you mentioned about the curse, the switching of dates, etc.  And that's really quite bizarre abou the IMDB page for the movie.

It would seem that the narrative of the movie's development, editing, promotion, distribution, etc. has quite a few more twists and turns than what actually happens in the story the movie tells!

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Frid/Fests/Wondering
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:28:50 PM »
I somehow doubt it.  Nancy Kersey would know definitively.

dom, I wish you could hear a recording of Frid telling this story that starts out with him having a dream about Yma Sumac showing up at his apartment one evening.  It's really hilarious.  I heard him do it at a one man show I attended of his in the 1990s.

hugs, G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Top 10 TV Horror Shows
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:02:28 PM »
That's amazing, all the more so since the URL indicates the site is based in Canada--I've always read that DS never aired up North.

It's also amazing when you think of all the quality horror shows that WEREN'T included.  Ghostwatch wasn't a series, it was a one-off (and well worth tracking down--the real reason it was banned from rebroadcast back in the 1990s was because one viewer, who apparently was already emotionally unstable, killed himself after watching it).  The Munsters was comedy and Tales from the Crypt, while fun, never achieved real excellence from what I saw of it.  I would have argued for Forever Knight to be included.  There were others but that seemes like the most glaring omission--I'm sure we all have different views about this.

At least DS was included and in a respectable position!

G.

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That is very sad, particularly since it sounds as if his later years were marked by illness and difficulty.

May he know true peace. And may those who loved him find comfort.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: January 23, 2013, 04:39:37 PM »
That's a pretty cool drawing by Burton.  The DVD I got from Netflix had NO extras on it apart from some trailers.  blech.

This is the site I mentioned in my earlier post, for those curious to see what was said:

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/the-10-worst-movies-of-2012-critics-poll.html

Best, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: January 23, 2013, 04:10:40 AM »
Hi MB, thanks for that very informative post.  I knew that lots of CGI, lenses, filters etc. were involved in what was seen on screen for the movie.  What I was wondering is if there's some new technique--I would guess that CGI must be the base for it--that superimposes painterly layers of quasi-animation over real actors.  I saw clips of how one version of this was done a few years ago in that version of Beowulf with Ray Winstone.  It wasnt until I started looking at your captures when the Depp Shadows slide show started at the beginning of this month that I realized just how extraordinary some of the processing of the shots was, certainly for the pre-credits prologue.  I'm not sure that this technique was used all that much in the rest of the movie.  I would think primarily in close-ups involving Depp to transform his physicality and make his look more a part of the pervading design of the art direction (ultimately, presumably, all pointing back to Tim's sketches and paintings).

You probably heard that some site called the Vulture Crew or some such as named Depp Shadows the 2nd worst movie of 2012.  I forget what won for worst movie.  It was something I had never heard of.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: January 20, 2013, 08:54:37 PM »
I have a technical question about the pre-credits sequence for DS.  Was it filmed, or post-produced, using some special technique to make all of it, or at least certain scenes, look like an 18th century Gainsborough painting in motion?  I have only seen the complete film once and don't own it, so can't go back to re-watch.  I began to wonder this when the current run of captures began.  Particularly when Josette is on screen it looks more like an animated 1770s academy painting by Gainsborough or Joshua Reynolds than it does like film.  (I could be mistaken, but it seemed as if there were a couple of deleted scenes included in the mix of this series of captures--since I only sat through it the one time, though, I can't be sure about that.)

I'm quite intrigued by this process, whatever it is.  Makes me think back to a much more lo-fi tech (that at the time was quite extraordinary) where an animated version of the Dickens "Christmas Carol" was done based on the original Victorian steel engravings that were the illustrations.  It was an amazing bit of film although it only lasted, I think, about half an hour.  This would have been around 1973, I think.  There was talk of doing a Dorian Gray animation in the style of Aubrey Beardsley but it never happened.

It's surprising to me that Depp Shadows was not at least nominated for art direction, costumes, or other technical aspects.  The look of it was stunning, even when I disagreed with the choices that were made.

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: A Darkness at Lyndhurst
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:24:08 PM »
but Nicky--

wait, you mean Diana ISN'T a Phoenix??? lol...

I still love it that she breathlessly, earnestly enjoined every child in every schoolroom in America to learn "the Phoenix soliloquy" because it just may be the greatest poem ever written, on one of those DVD interviews...

G.

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