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Current Talk '16 II / Re: It’s called Relationship
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:56:39 PM »
It seems very stream of consciousness.  I couldn't tell if she wanted to change the channel TO or FROM DS.

To quote a certain governess, "I don't understand."

G.

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Oh yes Barnabas FIRST APPEARED talking to MAGGIE in that dear old diner set... just as the very first episode of the show opened with Maggie turning to the camera and saying "You are a jerk, J E R K!"

You really need to brush up on your DS history dear...

*wink*

G

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / June 27: Shirley Jackson Day
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:46:24 PM »
Fans,

This is an interesting article with several implicit DS connections.  DS made use of plot elements from both "The Lottery" (in the final PT1841 storyline) and the original novel (and film adaptation) THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.  I never knew that June 27th was the date Jackson gave for the titular lottery in her short story.  That's really rather uncanny.  The 68th anniversary of the publication of "The Lottery" is Sunday June 26.

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/looking-for-the-lottery-author-shirley-jackson/Content?oid=3404873

Best,
G.

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Bella appears in her interview (only really short clips, alas) in the video featurette wearing a fab flower-power styled top/blouse that makes me think that she has a personal love of Sixties fashion. It's decidedly NOT the type of thing featured in the Refn film.  She looks fab in it.

Maybe Refn will cast Eva Green in Suspiria. Eva deserves better than Tim Burton.  Just my personal opinion,, of course.

MB darling, BVOTD is a HOOT!  The movie was scripted by the late Roger Ebert who actually spent a lot of time in a video he did for the DVD release some years ago talking about how GREAT the movie was.  The songs by the band in the film, the Carrie Nations, actually include some cool numbers.  The Strawberry Alarm Clock do perform to Incense/Peppermints in a party sequence early in the movie.  The 1967 studio recording was used, though--it wasn't a live performance.

G.

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Reading my weekly issue of the DigBoston paper over lunch today, I was surprised to see Bella Heathcote mentioned in a villainous role in the new film by the latest hot auteur, Nicholas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon:

https://digboston.com/staring-contest/

Bella is featured in this video showcasing the director and some of the stars, including Christina Hendricks, alumna of the cult series Mad Men, a Sixties themed show which referenced DS in one episode.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/697593-neon-demon-cast#/slide/1

Another DS related note about Refn is that reports were posted a month or so ago claiming he is planning a remake of Suspiria, the Dario Argento cult film which was Joan Bennett's last feature film.

G.




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That's a beautiful photo of Angelique from this scene.  Thanks, MB!

G.

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Wow, that would be fab if "The House" screening actually happens this time.  I would love to see this included as an extra on one of MPI's releases.  The other one I would love to see is the 1966 CRUCIBLE with Thayer and Clarice.  That was supposed to be shown at one of the Festivals long ago, but I think I heard that the screening failed to materialize.

Nice to see Nick Besink and the others attending, too.

Hope it is a great time for all who are attending. I am unable to make it.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Was There a Library at Collinwood?
« on: June 19, 2016, 03:33:50 AM »
Oh yes.  The good Professor was keen to see a rare early edition of THE FEDERALIST in Liz's private library.  No doubt a family heirloom... Joshua's conversations with the Countess leave one in no doubt whatsoever that he was well read in such matters as were discussed in the pages of that publication.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Aquarius
« on: June 18, 2016, 01:42:09 PM »
Although this isn't directly DS related, this newish series about the Manson Family begins with episodes set in 1967. The themes include the Summer of Love, San Francisco hippies, and a lot of things we were hearing about when DS hit big.  The show also stars David Duchovny who I think has a following here.

http://artsfuse.org/146755/fuse-tv-column-watch-closely-charlie-manson-is-my-boyfriend/

I haven't watched the show, but my friend who wrote this review said it's available through the Flicks of Net.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Was There a Library at Collinwood?
« on: June 18, 2016, 01:36:26 PM »
It's not surprising that they never showed the library.  I mean, they never even showed a washroom, and I'm sure there were several.  Sometimes I think of Liz's personal powder room as being very dainty, French Regency, afloat in shades of lavender and blue.

G.

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Fans,

Thayer David's future wife, Valerie French, is featured in this 1959 B-movie thriller, THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqUl7qB-z0

Valerie reminds me a little of Alexandra here.  Her marriage to Thayer happened around ten years after this picture was released. Legendary character actor Henry Daniell is also on hand in a minor supporting role.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection 1
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:02:25 PM »
The circ info says that 10 copies are available--it should mean just of this set which is a lot, but it may mean total number of sets of DS.  One might have to ask one of the ref librarians for clarification.  I see that 6 are marked available and there are 2 holds marked.

It's really very nice to see just how popular DS continues to be with the public.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection 1
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:58:01 PM »
A friend who lives in Portland OR says that the library has many, perhaps all, of the DS DVD sets, but they are so popular they are almost never actually in the building.  He was able to watch one of the Beginning sets featuring part of the Laura 1967 storyline which is his favorite, sometime last Wnter.

G.

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Wow, Marilyn Michaels.  There's a name from the buried past.

Sounds like a very special evening!

G.

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I saw on FaceBeast today that "Decades" is going to run their relay of DS episodes again to celebrate the DS 50th anniversary.  I presume it will be the same chunk that starts with the release of Barn from his coffin and ends up somewhere later on in the 1967 storyline.

I don't know the dates but presumably someone who is into it will do a thread for this.

G.

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