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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: Smileys
« on: November 10, 2004, 08:33:49 PM »
I HATE SMILIES!!!

just thought I'd share.

snerk, G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Voice Overs
« on: November 10, 2004, 08:20:12 PM »
I love both Grayson's and Thayer's. They both did voice work on commercials and such professionally, which may have been why they were asked to do so many.  I've often wondered how the decision was made--I would presume the director decided.

Jonathan Frid only did them towards the end of the show, iirc.

G.

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Wow, this is really incredible.  I've never heard of her or her work before. Thanks for posting the link, Midnite!

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Julia, the sly minx *Spoilers, darlings*
« on: November 09, 2004, 04:13:21 PM »
Jean-Claude, will you marry me???

Oooh!  look at Barney SEETHE!

G.

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Luciaphil's Idle Thoughts '04 / Re: Before I start these up again
« on: November 09, 2004, 12:57:26 AM »
I just love your fashion notes, and there's been plenty of that to comment upon in 1897. And, oh dear, both Charity and Laura have just entered the scene--dear God!

I also love the ruthless tone you take with certain characters...

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Julia, the sly minx *Spoilers, darlings*
« on: November 08, 2004, 08:50:23 PM »
Oh, I love both those scenes you mentioned.  JUlia's scenes with Woodard and her coy, deliciously sly way of throwing him off track are too savory and demand repeated play whenever they hit the screen in this household.  As for that scene in the OH living room,  I just about die when Julia lights her ciggie from one of Barn's precious candlelabras.  The looks on both their faces are to LIVE for.

And there's still more to come!  Enjoy!

best, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Don Briscoe Passes Away
« on: November 03, 2004, 06:50:38 PM »
Black crape all round today.

I don't drink, but if I did, I would pour myself a very stiff whiskey right now, no chaser.

I pray that our beloved Don is at peace.  As the late Denton Welch used to comment, "life is a raw deal" and Don deserved better than he got.

At least we have his beautiful work on Dark Shadows to remember him by.

Requiescat in Pace Don,

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Angelique's Prerogative
« on: November 02, 2004, 09:04:21 PM »
Excellent work, you talented gentleman you!  I have no idea who sings that song, but she definitely seemed to be in an Angelique kind of groove.

And you are spot on about Dark Shadows--it is MY addiction.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** Upgraded Today!! **
« on: November 01, 2004, 10:45:01 PM »
How sleek and sexy it looks in here; reminds me of another show from the Sixties I sometimes enjoy revisiting, UFO (a 1969-70 production from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson).  I almost expect to see Midnite show up at a big clunky Sixties style console wearing a purple wig!

I just tried out the "read replies to recent posts from you" feature, and although the sort it produced seemed a bit odd, it was fun to find stuff I had missed.  I'm too fatigued at the moment to investigate further.

Kudoes and bows to the mysterious labors of the Mysterioso Darling!

Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Jonathan Frid Flubbing His Lines
« on: November 01, 2004, 04:43:14 PM »
Jonathan Frid himself has said he is a slow study.  He tended to have a lot more lines than the others because Barnabas was the lead of the show.  When Selby came on, it helped alleviate the pressure because there was another male lead to take over and give JF a bit of a break, but the episodes in which he appeared still tended to be very dialogue heavy.

Despite these innate difficulties, there were several scenes on DS where I thought he was just brilliant.  I think his secret was as Jean-Claude has said, his belief in who and what he was playing.  He projected a tremendous integrity as Barnabas, which probably had a lot to do with the unusual attractiveness of a middle-aged courtly gentleman to America's teen-agers during the "youthquake" of the Sixties.  Frid's integrity goes a long way towards making Barn palatable to me now, since so much of what the character actually does is, to be tactful, rather unsavory.

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: elizabeth in 1968
« on: November 01, 2004, 04:36:59 PM »
Joan Bennett had a clause in her contract that guaranteed her a 6 week vacation (I think it was 6 weeks) each year that she was on DS.  That is why her characters fall prey to a series of hospitalizations, entombments, and general absences throughout Dark Shadows.

Nevertheless, I think you have a point.  After the Jason storyline in 1967, Liz and Roger both degenerate into caricatures of what they were when the original storyline started up in 1966.  Of the characters JB played subsequently, I thought Naomi and Judith were both strong characters with good stories that gave Joan a chance to show off her chops.  PT Liz started off interestingly but then turned into just the same as Liz in regular time, and the same was pretty much true of both Flora Collins'.

G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / The ULTIMATE Horror!!!!!!
« on: November 01, 2004, 04:31:41 PM »
Today as I logged on with trembling fingers I knew that some unique horror, something so hideous, so ghastly, so evil the mind of man could never conceive of it would be unveiled to my unwilling eyes.  Yet I felt compelled by a command wafted over the winds by a tongue cold as marble. "Please..." I moaned as I moved the cursor to click on the URL in my history file, "Please... no... SOMEBODY... SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!! NO!!!! NO!!!!"

As that HORROR was revealed... God, THAT HAIR! those CLUTCHING hands!  those narrowed eyes!  The window!  The window!

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I met Dean a couple of times, and we traded some Grayson stuff once (this is going back, what, 7 or 8 years now), but I never really knew him.

Many thanks to all of your for sharing your memories.  My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Steve

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Congratulations, Jennifer!  I'm afraid your husband just "doesn't understand"!

Steve

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Thanks, Sandor, for those very kind sentiments!

I am going through 1897 now, more or less with the board montages, and have to say that I'm in love with Magda all over again!  She added such a wonderful spicy outspokenness to the stories.

Your name reminds me of how every time I watch these shows, it seems as if Sandor's appearances were all too few and far between.  I wonder whether the makeup irritated Thayer David's skin, or whether he was busy during this time with other projects.  He had a heavy slog in the second half of 1897 once Count Petofi appeared on the scene...

G.

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