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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 30, 2011, 06:20:28 AM »
WOW.  Is there any way we could get MORE shots of Michael T. Weiss showing off his gorgeous hairy chest???

A fan in need,

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: May 30, 2011, 06:13:49 AM »
Grayson exudes such fragile, vulnerable, tragic, weary beauty in tonight's shot.  The shot immediately preceding it, where she's wearily toking away on what you suspect to be her ninety-ninth cigarette of the evening, is so very sad--she's back again on that boulevard of broken dreams.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1225
« on: May 30, 2011, 05:12:33 AM »
I adore that scene too, MB--that whole little sequence.  Maybe my favorite moment in the entire storyline of PT 1841.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: can someone please explain amanda harris?
« on: May 29, 2011, 04:50:30 PM »
Like death and taxes, the banality that is Amanda Harris will always be with us.  Alas and alack.

Let's all chant together:  "QuuuuuuuuWWWWeNNNTINNNN!"

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1225
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:15:40 PM »
Wow, what gorgeous shots of Julia on the Robs page.  Love the one where she's reading Forsythe's beads, and then the one at the episode climax where Kendrick is finally having it out with dear old hoist-on-her-own-petard Aunt J.

Fabulous work, MB!

G.

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Wow.  Thanks for that review, Midnite.  Sounds like a wonderful evening all around!

I've seen two adaptations of Dracula now (one from the 1960s) where the Count was apparently defeated, but Mina was revealed at the very end, in a freeze-frame style moment, as having become a vampire.  No wonder the makers of the League of Extraordinary Gent fiasco felt they had carte blanche to depict her that way.

G.

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MB, that's an intriguing theory that it was meeting Maggie that suddenly sent Barn over the edge down the "must find my Josette again" trail.  And that subsequently, when Maggie "fails to work out," suddenly he wants Vicki not as herself but as "my new Josette."

My favorite image of Josette was actually in the original Laura storyline as the Guardian of Collinwood.  I wrote a story once in which the spirit of Vicki returns, having lived a full and happy life through a time in the 19th century, to take up the place Josette originally occupied as the Guardian spirit of the family and the estate.

G.

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It's interesting to note that in the first episode in 1967 where Barnabas visits the ruined Old House, he speaks to Josette's portrait without any trance of romantic obsession, informing her that her influence upon him, and Joshua's, "is over" and he now claims his home as his own.  I remember being very surprised the first time I had the chance to see this episode again upon the release of the first MPI tapes.  Obviously, this was before the writers had had the chance to establish any sort of backstory for Barnabas.

I don't recall the 1840 scene, but it is interesting that presumably purely by accident similar scenes were played when Barnabas, newly liberated from his coffin, revisited his home.

G.

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Happy Birthday!

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1219
« on: May 24, 2011, 11:14:24 PM »
Heavens.  I completely missed the appearance of Colin Hamilton in this show.  I must have seen this one way back when, but have no memory of it, unfortunately.  (I do have memories of watching certain episodes of DS in the 1960s and early 70s--such as the episode in which Nicholas punishes Cassandra with "a taste of what midnight will bring," and Quentin's first appearance to the children with Beth in 1968, and the scene where a voice whispering from Angelique's portrait freaks out PT Maggie, and even a scene of Melanie sobbing in front of the door to the Curse Room in PT 1841.)

G.

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The casting of Jonny Lee Miller is quite a coup.  I just saw JLM in a "live" broadcast of the National Theatre (of London)'s production of Frankenstein, playing opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.  Fabulous actor and perfect presence for Roger (although who knows how any of these characters will appear in this new iteration of the series?).

No mention of Josette in that plot outline... interesting...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:32:50 PM »
Thanks for the explanation, MB.  Presumably the deleted scenes involving "the room" had to do with the Laura Collins storyline?

I have to say I love today's capture.  It reminds me of a scene in the Marx Brother classic A Night at the Opera where an outraged Margaret Dumont declares "Well, I never!" to which a raffish Grouche ripostes:  "I bet you have!"

G.

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Whoa, I can't believe they included that link to a Wikipedia article on the hanky code.

Straights aren't supposed to know about these things!

G.

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LOL @ Aristia!  We need a prop list for the prop buyer:

300 cases of blue candles
At least three afghans in clashing earth tones
Patchwork skirt for waitress/governess Vaggie Summers (?)
Huge magnifying glass on armature at nostril level for lab set
300 cases each of brandy and sherry (if you need to ask why, you don't know the Collins men the way we do!)
300 cases of false eyelashes (times two if "Crazy Jenny" needs to appear)
Gold hoop earrings for Angelique
at least three decks of Tarot cards (Swiss JJ deck)
Sleeveless dresses in strong colors for anyone under 40
Emergency wiglet switch kit for Angelique's quick trips to the airport

I know there are items I am forgetting...

G.

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Darlingest MB,

I played a clip of HBC dolled up to the nines on the red carpet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the annual statuette affair and she said, and I quote, "Yeah, I'm doing Dark Shadows.  I couldn't turn down playing an alcoholic psychiatrist."

I admit she didn't display a signed contract, but since she is married to the director?  (Kind of like Grayson being married to the Head Writer on DS and OLTL.)

G.

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