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LOL.  Well Angie practically shoves her bosom right into Barnabas's face at one point...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:37:50 AM »
Ooh, if I remember correctly, in this current scene [spoiler]there's a mention of Laura Collins.  I remember being intrigued by that.[/spoiler]

Can't wait to see this scene unfold! 

G.

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It could well have been, David-Elijah.  Hippies stumbling into/over vampires and Satanism feature in a number of early 1970s films... DRACULA A. D. 1972 and TOWER OF EVIL both come to mind (no hippies or Satanists in the latter, but a bizarre phenomenon somehow related to an ancient Pagan cult). 

I thought Burton was attempting an homage to a number of his favorite Sixties and Seventies genre obsessions in DEPP SHADOWS.  I will leave it to you whether the "homage" wound up being a delightful salute, or a ghastly train-wreck...

I can't believe I omitted to mention Quarry in my original post!  His scenes are definitely the most memorable elements of DEATHMASTER.  I really want to see RETURN OF COUNT YORGA.  The original Yorga film had at least one scene that seemed clearly to be inspired by the original Barnabas storyline of 1967.

G.

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Well, even today "the occult" is a pretty common catch-phrase that's used among people who move in certain circles.  It's kind of a stand-in for a more precise word that English doesn't have to denote a very broad spectrum of paranormal phenomena and the cultural expressions and traditions that have crystallized around said phenomena.  In recent years the word "occulture" has become popular for the social and cultural dynamics of communities that people form in the pursuit of certain inquiries.

Getting back to Penny Dreadful I thought Rory Kinnear's performance as "Caliban" was really amazing... even though the events represent a new departure for how we've seen this story played out in other narratives, the interaction and dialogue for the good Doctor and his progeny comes closest to Mary Shelley than I've ever seen on film...

G.

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Lasell played a cop, not a "copy."  I just now noticed the typo, but it's too late to edit the post.

I looked at his IMDB credits... he showed up in quite a few things, and no death date is given.  He was born in 1928 so he would be in his mid 80s now.

G.

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Fans, A friend loaned me the DVD of this film and I just finished watching it.  I was very surprised to see John Lasell (who played Dr. Guthrie, nemesis of Laura Collins) show up in a minor role as a copy.  I did a short review of the film for a friend's site:

DEATHMASTER (1972). How do you sum up an early Seventies B-movie horror hash that includes vampires, hippies, biker boys, Satanism, communes, surfer boys, nubile chicks out for a good time and a worldly-wise cougar who knows how to swing, incense, peppermints, "organic" food... oh and LEECHES? Sublime in its awfulness, this one really has it all. It's really, truly, insanely bad, but just try to look away. Bobby "Boris" Pickett sings a hippie ballad about finding yourself, TV regular John Fiedler appears as a sort of gay hippie granny named Pop (Fiedler actually goes through the film wearing a macrame vest--hey, it was the Seventies!) and Dark Shadows alumnus John Lasell plays a cop. As if that weren't enough, infamous soap diva Brenda Dickson debuts as a confused hippie chick who becomes prime vampire bait. Directed by cult actor Ray Danton. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-rcsNNmlXY

The movie was a fun watch.

G.

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michael, I think it's all part and parcel of the erosion of what I would consider basic literacy.  If this show becomes big enough, I'm sure come Halloween we're going to see "demimonde" themed parties that involve mortals dressing up as various supernatural characters.

Your comment about Victorian reminds me of how surprised I always am in the DS Original Series when Barnabas finds Maggie at haunted, deserted Collinwood wearing one of Rachel's old dresses and he identifies the clothing as "Victorian"... apparently some of what he did those long nights at the Old House was paging through books of changing fashions through the ages since his imprisonment!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 31, 2014, 03:09:46 AM »
Those are awesome photos, MB.  Very cool!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 30, 2014, 03:33:07 AM »
Fabulous!  Thanks for sharing all of that with us, MB.

Fascinating sketch.  This version of Old Barnabas makes me think of Uncle Creepy, in the old mags I grew up with as a kid.

G.

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Thanks, michael, for those thoughts.  Interesting speculation.  Body doubles have been used for a very long time in films and television so it may well be that you're right.

G.

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Gawd I'd love to see this.  I wonder whether Netflix has it.  Was it shown on US broadcast TV?  I recall seeing a blurb about it, probably here, but then heard no follow-up.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 28, 2014, 11:15:30 PM »
Thanks for that, MB.  Fascinating.  Now I'm wishing you I had more of a memory of the scene in the 1991 pilot show where somebody is at the Blue Whale and Sam and Maggie are both there.  Am I remembering that right?  It's really vague.

I do remember why Maggie might have pulled the Death card as Carolyn was leaving in this version, however...

G.

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I continue to find this a very compelling series.  Eva Green's character reminds me so much of Mina as depicted in the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN comic books (by Alan Moore).  [spoiler]The scene with Ethan Chandler and the wolves in the park was really weird.  I would have liked it better with less hyped-up sound FX though... I think wolves can be very silent... in real life, of course. [/spoiler]

I just have to comment that Josh Hartnett looks really pretty with his clothes off...

G.

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For those who enjoy technical stuff (and who have seen the episode), this featurette reveals how some of the special effects and stunts in episode 2 were accomplished.  Eva Green is not only an extraordinary actress, she's physically also got great stamina and flexibility:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5XaxTy1qs

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:47:45 PM »
Was Maggie going to be the Prof. Stokes/town psychic character here as well? It would seem so...

G.

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