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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Question--Josette's first appearance?
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:41:33 PM »
Thanks, MB!

Apart from that episode, she was pretty much invariably called Josette Collins in the '66/'67 shows.  I don't think we found out she was originally Josette du Pres until the 1795 storyline.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Out of Sight, But in Mind
« on: May 05, 2006, 05:02:14 PM »
Jean-Claude,

I know it's absurdly romantic of me, but I always thought that handkerchief Vicki found belonged to Flora Collins.  The initials on it do work, presuming Flora had a Scots maiden name (I always thought the Collins ancestral home was Scotland or Ireland, btw).

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Question--Josette's first appearance?
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:51:02 PM »
It was episode 70.  Her maiden name was not du Pres originally--I've been wanting to look this up for you. It was something like Franiere, I think?

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I know a couple of people who watch DS via Netflix.  It would seem that the 1966 shows won't be available via Netflix?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Re: Vampires in 1902?
« on: May 04, 2006, 09:01:01 PM »
Patti, vampires were big business in 1902.  I believe the first stage dramatization of Dracula was around this time; Melies made some vampire themed films, and of course, the novel Dracula, originally published in 1897, continued to sell briskly.  Vampires figured in the early 19th century paintings of Henry Fuseli, and a big bestseller during the "penny dreadful" craze of the 1840s was the very long thriller, Varney the Vampire (which includes some themes familiar to DS viewers, such as a mysterious old portrait to which the vampire bears a curious resemblance).  Moving forward a bit, some readers feel that the best vampire tale of all remains the novella, Carmilla, by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  It has been filmed several times and was first published in 1871!

Arencha glad ya asked!

G.

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Hi Fans,

for anybody who didn't find it--our local Tower Records has it on sale this week for $14.99!  I just purchased it!

Check the Tower (maybe Virgin too) in your area to see if you can get a deal!

Good Luck,

G.

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Why should MPI "care" about anything other than selling DVDs?

As Grayson used to say, the thing about show business is, it's a BUSINESS.  (and she was a socialist!)

I wonder how good the sales on the old "Collectors Edition" VHS tapes were?  My guess is that among other things, they're hoping to generate some buzz for product that's viewed as not moving terribly well in the first place with the pre-Barn shows.

On with the motley!

G.

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Oh, good grief.  Why does this have to be so difficult?

Good luck to the fans who've been waiting so patiently for this DVD release.

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Out of Sight, But in Mind
« on: May 04, 2006, 03:02:58 PM »
Oh I'm a bad fan and I don't have time to look up this character's name, but I REALLY wish we had seen the gent Liz wanted to come back to work for her in 1966.  He had been a beau of hers, but she wasn't interested... at the time.

I think it would have been cool if the stylish gentleman from Boston Sam mentions in his wrap-up of the storyline, who comes to Collinwood and eventually marries Liz, would have been this person.

It would have been fun to have had Mrs Johnson's daughter come for a visit.  Characters we only saw once but needed to see a lot more of--Portia Fitzsimmons tops the list!

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: parallel time carolyn
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:47:19 PM »
I think PT 1970's Carolyn Loomis may be Nancy Barrett's best work on the series (although I have to confess to being very fond of her work as RT's Carolyn, as well--we really get to see her grow up on the show).  There was a sophisticated edge, a depth to the character, that was brought alive beautifully in Barrett's performance.  Her last two or three shows in that storyline in particular have a kind of quiet pathos that stands in sharp relief to a lot of the OTT stuff going on around her.

Brilliant work. Thanks for starting this thread.

Steve

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Thanks for the prompt report, Bette and all!

I read in an advertisement that the Iguana disc is supposed to include "archival commentary from John Huston."  Is that an audio track you access from a menu, or do they mean film footage included in the feature on him?

If you look carefully, you can catch glimpses of Grayson (no good shot of her and I don't think you really see her face clearly) in the "On the trail of the Iguana" featurette.

Steve

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Work those gloves!
« on: April 28, 2006, 09:17:52 PM »
I think we need a new poll:  Is Cassandra, or is she not, hiding a bomb inside that wig?

And, which hairpiece makes Lara Parker look taller?  1968 Cassandra, 1897 Angelique, 1970 PT Angelexis... (I'd be willing to bet the last named takes the cake).

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: The other Julia
« on: April 27, 2006, 11:05:27 PM »
Hi MSC,

I was very surprised to learn when I looked it up that Julia Child's first series actually started around Feb. 1963.  I didn't even know WGBH existed that early!  A friend copied some of the shows for me and I really enjoy watching them.  Even as one of Julia's hated vegetarians, I learn a few things from watching her work.  And I love all her droll comments.

I was delighted to find a short biography on the PBS website that began with some line like, "to her many fans, she was just JOOOLIA."  I wonder how many of them were related to Tom Jennings!

cheers, Steve

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: Thoughts on 1840
« on: April 27, 2006, 11:01:29 PM »
I meant to post sometime ago that I think Luciaphil deserves some sort of word for her use of the term "fanwank" in connection with this storyline.

Genius!

*so not worthy*

G.

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Current Talk '06 I / Work those gloves!
« on: April 27, 2006, 05:21:20 PM »
Many thanks to MB for today's montage!  The shot of Julia and Cassandra *fiercely* rules, both in the stunning outfits those two glamourpusses are wearing, and how savagely Julia is working that one glove.  Truly swoonworthy!  I love Julia's choice of scarf, and how glamorously she's wearing it.

AND we get the infamous "When will the madness STOP!?" closeup of Julia on the phone.  And we know what comes next; Barnabas yelling through the door "Remember somebody!" followed by Dr Lang muttering "Dave Woodard!"  Too rich.

Dark Shadows '68... ALL Glamour, ALL the time!  Leaves "Project Runway" in the dust, IMNSHO!

G.

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