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Victor is really starved for love and affection.  At least Caliban has the theatre and his work there.  Victor is truly alone.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:54:18 PM »
Well, I personally thought David's entrance in the original 1966 episode was pretty shocking by the standards of the period.

We've become numbed out from the horrors of recent decades, so the stakes have had to be escalated when writers want to shock us with the spectacle of a child psychopath in fullblown mode.

It just occurred to me that the original David storyline might have been at least in part suggested by Patty McCormick's character in the brilliant film, THE BAD SEED.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: June 07, 2014, 03:09:42 AM »
Well... given this Vicki's awareness of Roger's Forbes status (which makes one wonder what the HELL the guy is doing in a backwater like Collinsport), she may have been more of a gold-digger than any of the previous Vickis... or at least been angling for a cushy job as house therapist to the troubled scion.  I don't recall any text about Vicki's coming to Collinwood as a personal quest for identity... I think if this was present at all in the 1991 Vicki, it was pretty understated...

I can't wait to see what MB and friends pull out of the hat when we get to the Angelique bits!  Angelique as I recall her from my one viewing really did not work for me in the pilot but it's not really fair to judge on something as brief as a 40 minute piece of unfinished film.  This thread is giving me much more of a picture of what was intended.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: June 06, 2014, 08:46:41 PM »
Wonderful work.

dom's comment makes me want to hunt through the early discs to try and find the scene he references involving tea, Liz, Roger and Miss Winters...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '14 I / Re: Sleepy Hollow
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:17:23 AM »
Wow, it implies they've done a remake of the old Ron Perlman Beauty and the Beast series.  Who knew.

G.

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My friend just messaged me that this series has been renewed for a second, 10 episode season.

I haven't seen a link to confirm... apparently they are planning a big presence at the San Diego Comics Convention.

I guess Showtime actually gets the concept of niche marketing unlike the brass at the "regular" networks.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Even Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: June 04, 2014, 02:55:16 AM »
I love it that I asked about Maggie and Sam scenes in the 1991 show, and today's image from that rotation is a scene where the two are talking.

Of course, I still don't really remember the scene.  Very cool to learn more about the breakfast scene!  It was definitely one of the more interesting moments (to me, at least) from the 2004 pilot.

G.

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I actually thought the violence against animals, especially the scene in the underground club, was quite disturbing.  Presumably the people you mention didn't bat an eyelash. For some reason, it's OK to bludgeon another human being (or animal) in close-up slo-mo, but have one man kiss another onscreen and we're scolded for "damaging my kids with your sick garbage."  Puh-leaze, mary.

One of the subtexts that's building in this story is that the "normal" humans behave in ways more monstrous than the actual supernatural "monsters." 

Only four more episodes of this brilliant show left to air. 

G.


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michael darling, I have just the thing to calm you down... it's this enchanting new drink called absinthe... otherwise known as the Green Faery (I am so, so disappointed the writers did not invoke "the Green Faery" phrase--I mean, you're writing for Dorian Gray... do your research!)

Needless to say, I loved every moment of the ULTIMATE scene.

Apparently Oscar Wilde fascinated some really butch men back in the day... I almost thought this was a tribute to all of that...

And can I just say how much I LOVE how character-focused this show is?  THIS is how a new DS should be done...

OK, done ranting for now...

G.

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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 '22 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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