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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Re: END OF THE ROAD (Grayson Hall)
« on: February 21, 2010, 07:44:17 AM »
I saw that they have an entry for it (and the Mikey Douglas thing too) but I'm not sure whether either one is currently slated for video release.  They sometimes put placeholders up for films that may or may not be released in the coming months.

It's really too bad the footage for Grayson's deleted scenes from that movie were never recovered.  If a DVD came out with those, it would be a HUGE event in Hall-o-holic circles.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: February 17, 2010, 03:50:52 AM »
MB, you really know how to crack me up.  that's the kind of dry New England wit that made this country great!

I gather there were tech difficulties with this evening's hoDS snapshot?  I have an empty box with a question mark in the middle and Flora's quote from 1841.  I use Safari at home now so I know it isn't an IE glitch (yes dears... I use Safari on my NEW MacBook Pro... with Snow Leopard OS X!  yee haw!).

not such a fuddy old duddy,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 I / Re: The Vampire Diaries
« on: February 17, 2010, 03:47:27 AM »
I don't think Todd is working on this series.  So far as I know, he now works with Kristin Chenoweth.  Great guy, though...

I am quite curious to see some of this--maybe I can find it on that website... (no TV here anymore...)

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: February 11, 2010, 04:34:55 PM »
True, MB, but from this snap I actually can see (which I never was able to before over many viewings of this movie--I guess I just never thought to hit the pause button at this point) that they made a rather crude attempt to paint Joan's face on that portrait.  So, presumably, there were instructions given to the set people that the portrait was supposed to resemble Joan Bennett.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: February 06, 2010, 12:15:19 AM »
I think what almost immediately follows this shot is the first shot of Barnabas in the movie.  I always find that shot to be an unbelievably disappointing moment.  Even at age 12 when I first saw the film I was sophisticated enough to find this visual introduction of the character to be beyond underwhelming. 

On the whole, I actually find hoDS to be a visually compelling, occasionally even stylish film--that and the score are its strengths--but they really fell down in the filming of Barn's introduction to the Collinwood gang, in my not-so-humble opinion.

I'm guessing that this was one of those moments where they simply ran out of time and they were stuck using the best take from the rushes available for the final cut.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: February 05, 2010, 04:57:00 PM »
I happened to re-watch the episode from which today's snapshot was taken a few weeks ago and I have to say this scene was a hoot!  Mags is more interested in getting her hair right than anything else and poor Mrs J is having a total meltdown.  There's such a surreal energy to this scene.  and it is brilliantly captured here!  Thanks, MB.

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0928
« on: February 04, 2010, 04:32:25 AM »
That line IS a classic!

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: HoDS, Ep 82 (today's montage)
« on: February 02, 2010, 10:50:41 PM »
Hey Taeylor, you really need to see the version of Rebecca in which Diana Rigg played Mrs. Danvers.  They really played up the lesbian subtext for dear old "Danny" in that one.  Rigg's performance dominated the entire film.  Hopefully it is on Netflix.  The old film, with Judith Anderson in the role, is very good as well, of course.

hugs, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: February 02, 2010, 05:17:07 PM »
God, how I love Jane Draper!  Today's capture is a wonderful portrait of that paragon amongst women, Mrs Suki Forbes.  What a treat!

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  Jane Draper should have been brought back in a recurring role.  I would have loved her dry wit and understated asperity in 1897.

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: HoDS, Ep 82 (today's montage)
« on: February 02, 2010, 05:13:41 PM »
what I always find hysterical about this is they seem to have had Clarice ship the same wig she wore out to Lyndhurst so Barbara could wear it.  and it REALLY looks like a turban on Barbara.

Barbara, of course, was Mrs Dennis Patrick.  Some day, I'd like to see her in another role.  I have read she was a very distinguished actress.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: February 01, 2010, 04:33:58 PM »
MB, wasn't Liz's remark in the original script for the Costume Ball sequence?  Why I think that, I have no idea...

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0923
« on: January 28, 2010, 04:35:49 PM »
Well, they  had established in the latter part of Quentin's storyline in 1969 that all the photographs of him had been removed from the family album.  With what was revealed in 1897, I could imagine Edward angrily destroying every photograph of his wastrel brother he could lay hands upon.  However, in one memorable instance in 1969, Quentin's ghost snatched away a photograph of Beth moments after Julia managed to find it.

Given that they strangely treated Quentin's haunting as if it had still happened even though they had changed history in 1897 so that Quentin never died and no ghost was around to haunt in the revised continuity of 1968-69, one presumes that they also treated it as given that photos of the deliciously swaggering Young Mr. Collins were as scarce as hen's teeth...

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 27, 2010, 04:59:44 AM »
Great still from the Blue Whale sequence tonight.  It makes me realize I have no idea where the Blue Whale scenes were filmed.  Was a room inside Lyndhurst itself rigged up to double as the Blue Whale, or was there another location for these?

I imagine the answer lies somewhere in the DS Movies Book...

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 26, 2010, 12:05:36 AM »
I am naturally quite intrigued by the interview with Jonathan and Grayson.   I wonder whether this was around the time when they were riding together in a parade through a town and they were nearly mobbed by overly eager fans due to the failure of the cops to provide adequate manpower for the event.

It would be nice if decent scans of rare images such as these could be included in the eventual DVD release, but I'm not holding my breath.  A major disappointment in many DVDs has been the poor quality of the image galleries, for those who bother...

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 25, 2010, 05:01:57 PM »
Great still for today's slideshow--even though I'm not a fan of Maggie/Jeff (and neither, of course, was KLS--giggling at the memory of her filming diary), this is a really boss shot of them, and not one I think I've ever seen before.  Way to go MB!

G.

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