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Current Talk '03 II / Re:NODS
« on: December 11, 2003, 06:10:33 PM »
Darren, I'm so sorry about the skeleton discovery sequence--it always seems to be the way with these things...

And MB, thanks for the tip about the Movies book.  I do own that book, but had never bothered to look at the screenplays very closely, since I'd already read the other draft of NoDS, for one.  And looking through hoDS, I'm shocked at the jejune, listless quality of much of the dialogue--the cut scene where Roger, Liz and Barn visit the OH for the first time, for instance.  VERY ho hum.  Makes me wonder just how much time Gordon & Sam had to crank out that script--not much, I gather.

I think I found the "piano scene."  I found a sequence that is a flashback to 1810 (and Lara wears the dress from the photo on the cover of the DS Music book--darn, am I sorry I never purchased that book!), with Parker, Selby, and Diana Millay.  Truly fabulous.  Since all 3 are alive and well, I don't see why we couldn't have a "staging" of that scene with the three reading their dialogue to the recovered footage.

I'll have to continue reading and see whether it was made more clear in this revised script the complicated idea GH explained in her notes about Carlotta not just keep the ghost alive, but actually experiencing Ang's orgasms when she was with Q!  I quite liked that idea... sooo kinky!

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:A DS Milestone
« on: December 10, 2003, 06:49:20 PM »
A definite sign that we're in the Latter Days.

I seem to recall watching that scene somewhat open-mouthed, more or less thinking "did what I think just happened ... happen"?  As you're recall, back in those days we did not have the luxury of rewind, and we didn't have a cassette tape recorder yet in the house--if we had had one, I'm sure I would have been audiotaping DS, as so many did.

(And talking of that, I seem to recall a certain someone once telling me about a certain tape recording in his possession of Grayson Hall's Playtex bra commercial... hmmm, I wonder who that was???)

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:yeah, well, about this montage...
« on: December 10, 2003, 03:37:03 AM »
For those who've been searching for it (I know I have), the Farewell Julia montage is visible on the Testing Page.

Good choice, MB, for one who spent so many of her days... and nights... in a laboratory!!

Beautiful work, as always, and you included several of my favorite scenes!  aren't you the clever one.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:NODS
« on: December 10, 2003, 02:15:07 AM »
Wow.  Here's hoping Darren decides to include the piano scene next year!  I really need to go back and re-read my copy of the NoDS script...

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:NODS
« on: December 10, 2003, 12:34:36 AM »
Golly, I'll have to go back and look at Darren's site again.  For some reason or other, I thought that the discovery of Charles' skeleton *was* amongst the recovered footage.

I well remember opening the latest issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland back in '71 and seeing a full-page still of that scene in the magazine. Boy, was I puzzled when I finally got to see the movie and there was no sign of that scene!

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Miranda's Playdoh Voodoo Doll Barbie!
« on: December 09, 2003, 08:15:24 PM »
Yes, Parker's performance in that scene was magnificent.  I give her due credit for this, and many other scenes where a lesser thespian would have given way before the absurdity of it all, but Parker turns the scene into something fabulous.

I wish more of today's "actresses" had her powers of concentration.  THAT is where real magic lies.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Anyone know anything new on WB dark shadows pilot
« on: December 09, 2003, 08:10:28 PM »
Hopefully it will die in development.

But, if it makes the goons at a certain film studio see the light about a restored DVD release of hoDS and NoDS, I'll manage to put up with a few weeks of teen Barn and teen Maggie.  Given the WB's track record, they'll never give the series enough time to build an audience.  Just have a look at what they did with the Tarzan series if you doubt my words.

It was a fiasco on every level--casting, scripting, production--and I believe they barely waited 2 months before pulling the plug.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Was Joanna Mills a Witch?
« on: December 08, 2003, 08:22:24 PM »
In most traditions, the ghost of a person who has suffered violent death at the hands of another displays unusual powers, particularly if said ghost returns to right the wrong(s) that led to her murder.

I felt that Samantha's story, and the scene on Widow's Hill, revealed WHY Joanna came back and with the form and powers she had, as well as her true nature as--One of the Living Dead!!! (bum bum BUM!)

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:Roger Davis Threat Level
« on: December 08, 2003, 05:33:07 PM »
I well recall one DS actress complaining not just about RD being too "grabby" with her when they were running scenes together, but actually knocking her aside from view when they were on camera together!

For him, narcissism is truly an art form.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / The House
« on: December 08, 2003, 05:28:40 PM »
Oh, good Heavens!  I didn't mean that the fan *legally* owned the rights to "The House"-- I meant that s/he had a tape of it that was scheduled to be shown at a couple of the festivals (so far as I know, this never happened).

Darren, I really hope you can present and speak about your research on the NoDS footage, even though I imagine at this point the thought of that painful topic may seem less than pleasant to you!

Best wishes,

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / The House
« on: December 06, 2003, 10:32:48 PM »
Hi Wes,

From what I can recall hearing at the time (this was several years ago), the video of the House was the property of a fan.  I think the person in question was unable to attend the Festivals at the last minute so it was never shown.

If I ever hear more info about the program, I will post it here, of course.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Miranda's Playdoh Voodoo Doll Barbie!
« on: December 05, 2003, 09:35:51 PM »
I just love how as Miranda clutches at her Voodoo doll doing her darnedest to give Judah one royal hex up the wazoo, the playdoh with which the fetish has been coated starts to fall off, revealing what's clearly a 1960s Barbie Doll underneath.

Although often reported as a "blooper," I see the crumbling away of Miranda's doll as a wonderful symbol for the decay of her powers as Judah comes thundering in.  As for the Barbie Doll, obviously, Julia brought it with her when she went traipsing up the lil ol Stairway through Time.  I just know Jules never went anywhere with out her pet Barbie. Yeah, that's the ticket.  And then, of course, Julia thoughtfully loaned the fetish out to her best friend, Angelique.  "Trust me, darling, I know you'll be needing this," smiles the attractive redhead, as she secretly wished for the 999th time that her last packet of Marlboros hadn't run out 3 months ago.

(btw, in one of the Innovations Comics Dark Shadows books, they printed a letter from a fan who quoted from her 1971 journal entry describing her disbelief at the shoddy production values in this very episode--wonderful stuff)

trying not to smirk too obviously,

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Odds and Ends
« on: December 05, 2003, 05:11:52 PM »
My favorite Joanna screw-up is when she turns to Daphne and says:  "you and Daphne will go away together tonight!!" just because you love yourself SO much, my dear.  I've seen what you do with your hair when you think no one is watching ... (sorry, that was a brief trip into the psycho shadowland of the Gothick Zone).

I find Bramwell a really, really irritating character.  I suppose he was patterned after PT 1970 Quentin, who has to be one of the loudest, crashingest (?) boors of all time... and those clothes!  how do you make such a gorgeous man look as unattractive and, well, rube-like as possible?  With Bramwell, we've got the 1841 version of the mullet-do to endure.  ah well.

I believe the reason why JF was offscreen for a couple of weeks towards the end of 1840 was either because he asked for some time off for the holidays, OR because this is when they were re-negotiating whether or not he was going to stay on the show... I keep hearing these rumors that he had walked off the set one day and returned to come back unless he was allowed to play someone other than Barnabas.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:NODS
« on: December 05, 2003, 04:34:04 PM »
Oh, and of course, we'd have to get someone to portray The Divine One (Ms. Hall to you).

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:NODS
« on: December 05, 2003, 04:27:56 PM »
Hi Darren, I'd definitely like to see the Seance sequence.  I haven't seen any of your NoDS presentations so really I would like to see ALL of it, if there's time.

How's this for an idea:  get the actors to read their lines from the script while you run the clips.  There probably wouldn't be enough rehearsal time (or maybe ANY rehearsal time) for anything like a sync-up, but it would certainly add a novel flavor to the presentation!  I'd be willing to bet that David, Lara, Johnny and Nancy will be there, and perhaps somebody could stand in for Kate--Donna, perhaps?  NO, *not* Roger Davis!

Steve

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