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Craig was a real sweetheart, a fine gentleman, and a gifted writer.  I miss him very much.  My condolences to all who still hold him in their hearts.

Blessings,

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Miss you guys!
« on: September 25, 2010, 04:34:37 AM »
Take care, Taeylor. Keeping you and your grandmother in my best thoughts.

hugs, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Lara Parker's Third DS novel?
« on: September 25, 2010, 04:32:03 AM »
Be afraid.  Be very, very afraid.

G. (hiding under the covers)

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: To Quentin Fans Everywhere -
« on: September 24, 2010, 08:14:21 PM »
Darling Misterioso,

I'm hardly the authority when it comes to Quentin, but my impression as re canon was that after Amanda's death, Quentin had fixated upon Daphne as his one-and-only.  After the happy ending for the 1840s Quentin and Daphne, my impression from Sam Hall's notes was that Tracy, the new Kate Jackson character, had the potential to be written as a new love interest for Quentin--either as Daphne's reincarnation or in her own right.

But then, monogamy isn't really my bag either, so what do I know?

love and tapioca pudding,

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: To Quentin Fans Everywhere -
« on: September 24, 2010, 04:13:44 AM »
Hmmm.  I've always thought Mr Quentin Collins' one true love was none other than ... Mr Quentin Collins.

In other news... where's the kazoo button on this thing?

The positioning of their heads in this kiss seems to have been done with an eye to avoiding duelling hairdo kabuki.

G.

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It's very rare?  Harvard has the old VHS in their library.

I think this movie is better than most would say.  A Gothic plot, great dialogue, creepy camera work from Lang and Natalie Schafer--what more could one want?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Happy Birthday Grayson!
« on: September 18, 2010, 04:01:30 PM »
Here's to a truly beautiful lady, inside and out--with a smile that literally could light up a room, a voice that could be both stormy and soothing, eyes that could convey all the glory and wisdom and torture of the bards, a spirit defiantly, brazenly her own...

Laying it on with a trowel?  Only for you, Grayson.  Happy Birthday.

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: September 18, 2010, 04:02:01 AM »
The final image in today's Robservation slideshow includes a shot from what I recall as having been Clarice Blackburn's final appearance on the series.  It seems fitting somehow that what we are shown is a moment from a scene with Grayson; I always thought the two actresses had wonderful chemistry onscreen whenever they worked together.

It's nice to reflect that Clarice's debut on the series as Sarah Johnson in 1966 will be coming up soon, I believe (I may have missed it already).  Maybe there'll be a shot of her handing Maggie Evans a dime and saying something like "Thank you dear; you've been very kind.  Now, don't spend it all in one place."  Maggie's expression at that moment is really worth the price of admission...

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Discussion on Josette's Portrait
« on: September 14, 2010, 09:28:11 PM »
Kitty had several personal psychic epiphanies that established over a couple of weeks that she was Josette's reincarnation.  They made it fairly clear to the viewer that this wasn't Angelique or Petofi messing with Kitty's mind; it was Kitty's own remembrance of a past life, brought about by her visit to Collinwood and eventually her meeting with Barnabas.

My favorite thing about this particular storyline is every time Barn starts nattering on and on to Julia about how "I have found my Josette again," Julia looks like she's about ready to separate Barn's head from his body.  The eye-rolling reaches a truly sublime level.

G.

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My understanding has always been that if you're swapping copies of stuff for free with buddies, it comes under the rubric of fair use.  I guess technically you would have to go into a court of law with the whole shebang though to try and get a decision on that and each case would have its own dynamics.

Is Frid going to do his own releases of the bootleg stage recordings?

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: September 10, 2010, 03:43:05 AM »
Tonight's highlights for me are a wonderful shot of Edmonds and Bennett having a chin-to-chin confrontation in the Great Hall from 1966, and Julia looking like she's coming very slowly out of the hangover that ate the Universe in 1897 with a worried Edward and Pansity hovering nearby.

Fabulous shots. Thanks MB!

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Discussion on Josette's Portrait
« on: September 10, 2010, 03:28:21 AM »
Thanks mscbryk for the notes about Josette's frock.  Fascinating!

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: September 09, 2010, 03:17:06 AM »
And tonight, there's an even more fabulous snapshot of Barnabas and Julia from episode 315 which encapsulates the dynamic between the two in the original 1967 story even more dramatically than yesterday's still from 314 with Julia and Willie.

Barn gloats, and Julia struggles to hold her ground--but still has an ace up her sleeve.  Love it.

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: September 08, 2010, 01:13:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing that image here, MB.  I agree about the atmospheric use of shadowy lighting and chiaroscuro on the show.  If I'm remembering correctly, it was very unusual to have such lighting effects on a soap opera in 1966--another area in which the series production team pioneered.

It's not quite as dramatic but I do love today's shot from episode 314 of Julia and Willie.  It underlines how subtly these two actors played many of their scenes together.  I always love watching them do their thing on the show.

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Discussion on Josette's Portrait
« on: September 08, 2010, 01:07:00 PM »
Thanks, Lydia.  For some reason I remember 1837 as the "original" date of Josette's death. No idea what episode or statement in canon supplied that date.  I don't remember the episode you mention at all.  It must be from the Laura story?

Best,

G.

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