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In his (very funny) comic books, Chris Pennock makes an allusion that Christopher Walken was among many actors working in New York who interviewed with Dan Curtis for Dark Shadows. While it can't be certain what part he tried out for, or if the story is simply well, apocryphal, but for fun, chose a part Chris may have been suited for. You may chose one listed or make a case for a different one. When making your choice, for the purpose of this poll, please try to focus on what would have suited his "style" moreso than Chris as a preference over the person actually cast. (Unless you want to have a compare and contrast post.) Keep in mind also that Walken was 25 in 1968. Now...imagine....

Michael  [santa_thumb]

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Willie: I promise ya both, I ain't never heard of no Fox network, and even if I did, I wouldn't participate in a TV special called, "What I Barnabas was a vampire..."    [Bat]


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Caption This! - 1897 / Re: Episode #0827
« on: December 07, 2006, 03:01:15 PM »
Petofi suddenly realized he had finally reached "the future" when he heard a voice bellow..."Arrrre you rrrrrreaaaddddyyyyy tooooooo rrrrrrruuuummmmmmbbbbbbbbbbblllllleeee!!!!!!!"
     

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A belated congratulations BuzzH.
 [clap]      [cheers]     [9050]        [hello]

Michael  [9391]


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Mrs. J :  I'm late...

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Dark Shadows on Ice
« on: November 29, 2006, 05:35:29 PM »
[a_monkey] Also, while I'm thinking of it, Busch Gardens Williamsburg had "Dracula on Ice" during their Halloween activities a few years ago. Some of the music was from the Coppola film. The really cool part was ...Dracula got the girl at the end. She was a rather willing victim. [vampy]

Michael  [a_monkey]

 

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Lovers on DS
« on: November 29, 2006, 05:31:57 PM »
Another set of lovers...(often forgotten)
Carl Collins and Pansy Faye   (the original Pansy)

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Karlen: Oh, don't mind the noise, Dan leased the other half of the studio to Thayer's rehearsal's for the musical "Peter Pan."

Offstage "I'm flyinnnnnggggg, I'm flyyyyyinnnngggggg!"
 [hall2_tongue]



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Ever wonder what would have happened if, in a parallel world,  Bert Convey had been Barnabas and Jonathan Frid had hosted "Win, Lose or Draw"?  [hall2_rolleyes]

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: Dark Shadows on Ice
« on: November 27, 2006, 09:39:21 PM »
  [a_monkey] While we're on this topic, there's one instrumental of "Shadows of the Night", I think one of the Greane Sounde versions, that always makes me shout, "All skate, all skate, the next song is an all skate."  I haven't been roller skating since Barry Manilow's "Mandy" was in the top 40.  [hall2_tongue]

Michael  [a_monkey]

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In 1954, 4 eps of Adventures of Superman were strung together and released to theatres, but these were originally aired on TV.
Does this count?
I thought about that right after I posted. The Superman I was referring to was the Reeves series, but re-edits of TV series do not really qualify as original features. However 1951's "Superman Versus the Mole Men" counts as that was made directly for theatres. Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels also did some Lone Ranger features in color just for theatres as another example of ones that do count. (trivia, the Lone Ranger featutes are color, the TV show was always B & W, the Reeves series was switched to color to extend its syndication life, as well as to re-edit it for features in Europe and kiddie matinees.)
      By the way, I miss when the IMDB separated film and TV appearences on their lists, unlike the way they do now.
       Anyway, Shadows is the only show I can think of that had two original theatre films, as X Files has never followed through on a promised second feature.

Michael
  [Bat]

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One of the most common pieces of misinformation  [hall2_huh] repeated about Dark Shadows
is that it was the first TV show to be adapted for the "Big Screen." By the time "House of Dark Shadows" came out in 1970, McHale's Navy, Batman and the Munsters had already had features made from them. Now if you count TV cartoon shows, and there's no reason not to, you can also add Yogi Bear and the Flintstones which had animated full length features, all of these films by 1966. As far as I can tell, Dark Shadow's main distinction is that it is the only TV soap opera to have a feature film. I might add only a few drama TV shows had feature films, the X-Files comes to mind, but that one of course was much later. These are all directly tied into the original productions.
     (I am not counting feature films made from TV shows, such as edits of Green Hornet, Superman or the man from UNCLE released as feature films, as these are just re-edits.)
        The rage of reinvention of TV to feature films, is a newer phenom, which I guess you can blame on the big success of The Addams Family. But at leats that one had its merits.

Michael  [director]

PS Don't get me started on the abominations that were The Avengers and Wild,Wild West films!  [hall2_lipsrsealed]
 

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  I hope you had a great birthday!

 [cheerleader]     [Candle] [Candle] [Candle]     [happy1]    [occasion1]   [occasion13]     [occasion15]    [occasion16]

Michael


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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Happy Birthday, Evan Hanley
« on: November 27, 2006, 07:46:35 PM »
Happy Birthday Evan,
I hope it was one the Underworld will long remember!
 [angel12]   [band]     [batang]    [6042]      [devil]    [firedevil]    [laughing_devil]   [diablo]    [91a2]
Michael
 

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Current Talk '06 II / Re: DS Names for Real
« on: November 10, 2006, 03:25:31 PM »
My direct ancestor during the American Revolution was named Joshua Joyner. From what we know he was directly under Washington as a foot soldier, they have found pensioners papers, and the funny thing is he was likely at the battle of Yorktown. Diane's direct ancesteor was at the same battle on the Redcoat side, in Cornwallis's medical corps.
Michael  [hall2_grin]