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Messages - CyrusL

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Penny D,
         I used to collect comics so you are correct on my reference. I like the silents too. If you don't have Kino's reissue of Murnau's "Faust" I highly recommend it. I can't think of any recent good Gothic I liked, as for example, "Van Helsing" which I wanted to like but was ultimately disappointed. (And not just that it was too loud. My wife also felt Hugh Jackman didn't take off his shirt enough.)
        I enjoy going through the classics and spotting thinks that DS influenced (or outright borrowed). Some less well know examples may be "The Uninvited" about 1944, Paramount with Ray Milland. Great haunted house by the ocean with a ghost who's presence is detected by the scent of lilacs. I recently rewatched Vincent Price's first two Poe films and I feel they likewise influenced Dark Shadows and Curtis's style. "The House of Usher" thematically has some DS influence, I love the famous nugget of Corman telling the producers who asked, "Where is the monster" that his reply was "The house is the monster." I think Dan Curtis was influenced by how Corman stage his dream and flashback sequences, with the warped colors, the smoke and mists, and the smeared lens. I also liked how "House" used portraits to relate an evil history of the family.
        By the way, if anyone doesn't have the double feature reissue of "The Night Stalker" and "The Night Strangler" on DVD, I suggest them. Not only are there short comments on each film, but its interesting to note how Dan's direction on "Strangler" is similar to "House" and "Night" of DS, for example there's an overhead shot of Seattle underground that looks a lot like the wedding setup at the end of "House."
     Like Penny D, if anyone has suggestions on good, current Gothics, post here. For example, I haven't seen "Underworld" and beyond that its Kate Beckinsale, is there any reason I should, and which version is better. [blackbat]
      Michael

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Thanks again for posting this MB, not only am I a big DS fan, I'm a fan of the Classic Universal (and their contemporaries) Golden Age of Horror, the Hammer/AIP era (the Silver Age) and quite a few of these guys above (the Bronze Age or just Modern). Like Penny D, I wish I had expanded Cable.

Michael

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Re: Happy Birthday, Batmann!
« on: March 30, 2005, 02:35:58 PM »
 [Bat] Congratulations and best wishes for a very Happy Birthday [occasion13]. Welcome Newbie!   [cheers]  And may the golden glow of the Gotham Bat-signal always shine bight on your cowled head  [2Bats] and may all your jokers be safley locked up in Arkham.

Michael

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Now if we can only find Lara Parker's Wink commerical and Don Briscoe's soap spot...

Penny D., last year at the fest after the dinner, they had a reel of old coming attractions trailers with DS actors, such as John Karlen's "A Small Town in Texas" and Deniece in "Willy Wonka", but in the middle, without warning, came "The Minx, " all faded colors and lots of flesh. Probably an old drive-in trailer. I remember KLS was somewhat embarrased. (We were lucky to be at her table.) The audience as whole rather howled at how bad it was, at one point the voice over said something like, "See the seamy underworld of Wall Street" while the film showed two people fighting out in the woods! And yes, we had glimpses of Adam without his green sweater. Parental Guidance suggested!  :-X

Michael

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0677
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:53:35 PM »
Grayson Hall's screentest  for the role of Irene Hoffman Wallner in Stanley Kramer's "Judgement at Nurenburg" has recently resurfaced...

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Caption This! - Night of Dark Shadows / Re: Night of Dark Shadows
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:38:28 PM »
George Di Cenzo: Well Nancy, Dan says Roger Davis has convinced him that girl on girl vampires are the next big thing, and you know how Dan trusts Roger...   >:D

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0677
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:23:13 PM »
Those captions are fun, but does it matter that the picture shows Beth's ghost with Chris Jennings?
Right you are Gothick, oops. If the ever helpful moderator wishes, he or she can adjust Angelique to Beth on my post.
       
Michael

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Julia: No Willie, I've looked at from several angles, and I just don't see any real resemblence to Maggie Evans.   ::)

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Caption This! - Night of Dark Shadows / Re: Night of Dark Shadows
« on: March 29, 2005, 03:50:27 PM »
Announcer(in background) : And now, in her 70th straight year as the headliner here at Collinsport's own Eagle Bar, our very own, the timless, Miss Pansy Faye...

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0677
« on: March 29, 2005, 03:44:51 PM »
Beth: I told Joe to read the warning label on his Cialis.  :-X

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Caption This! - Night of Dark Shadows / Re: Night of Dark Shadows
« on: March 29, 2005, 02:23:16 PM »
It creeps and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor. Right through the door and all around the wall. A splotch, a blotch. Beware of the Blob!  [peepwall]  Starring Steve McQueen and a cast of exciting young people

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Caption This! - Night of Dark Shadows / Re: Night of Dark Shadows
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:46:13 PM »
Mandrake gestures hypnotically...    

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Vickie: "I'm not wearing any underwear, film at 11:00"

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Julia (whispers) Do you think we should tell him his fly is open?
Barnabas (whispers) No, lets see what happens when Carolyn comes in, in that new slinky dress. I wonder if the horsey will leave the barn?  :-X

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Caption This! - Night of Dark Shadows / Re: Night of Dark Shadows
« on: March 28, 2005, 08:37:03 PM »
(UPI)  June1971, Thayer David makes a big splash as Prof. Henry Higgins in the new 3-D experience of "My Fair Lady" at The Little Haymarket Theatre in South Wichita KS. Here we see him doing the familiar "Rain in Spain" number that thrilled audiences in Peoria.   ^-^