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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: October 27, 2013, 06:56:28 PM »
A friend said that she read somewhere online as regards the forthcoming plot twists that[spoiler]a gay subplot is due to surface, and I'm really hoping it will be Dracula/Harker.  Even PG rated, those two together will be INCENDIARY.[/spoiler]

I think if you're a fan of Victoriana, steampunk, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, you'll love it.  Especially if you're a fan of all three. 

The actress I think would make a good Angelique is apparently named Victoria Smurfit and she is the mother of three children.  Great screen presence from her... and like JRM, born in Dublin.

G.

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Any doubt that Chloe is the very epitome of cool, hip, smart and caring has vanished in the wake of the report that she was an attendee at this charity event for a very important cause:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/style/A-Jaded-Celebrity-Crowd-Shaken-by-a-Story-At-the-GLSEN-Respect-Awards.html

G.


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Happy Birthday Taeylor!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:00:40 PM »
There is a blonde vampire hunter in this one who would make a fab 1890s Angelique...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:46:31 PM »
Episode 1 is available for free streaming here:

http://www.nbc.com/dracula/video/the-blood-is-the-life/n42270/

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:32:51 PM »
What the BarnaDepp makeup makes me think of most is the Munster makeup used in the 1966 color film MUNSTERS, GO HOME, where makeup designs were used based on the Bud and Wally Westmore adaptations of the original Jack Pierce classic Universal monster designs.

The joke or "camp" in the movie was that those makeup designs were specifically meant for black and white shooting.  Using them in a color film really made the family look like cartoon characters.  On a related topic, there's actually footage on Youtube of a color Frankenstein monster makeup Jack Pierce devised, presumably when the notion of shooting SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) in color was briefly considered and it's more subtle.

Depp's makeup would have worked much better in b&w.  In color it looks very cheap and garish.  And then there are the fingernails...

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:15:06 AM »
Well... you have to get up pretty damn early in the morning to outdo a Witch AND Now Look fashion plate who takes a drive to the airport and comes back sporting a completely different wiglet AND up-do!

Little Maggie Collins in her Junior Sophisticates off-the-rack trash didn't even have a chance... (mixing storylines, but wotthehell..)

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:37:00 PM »
Imagine if "Angie" had been given something like the outfit Parker wore for the "tycoon to lackey" scene in 1970... now THAT would have looked great on Eva Green... particularly if whoever was responsible for the hair had had their act together.  But, as Sandor uttered in 1897, "what might have been... can never be!"

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:18:25 PM »
One of the things I just can't get past with this movie is the look chosen for Angelique and Barnabas.  Between his ugly clown makeup and those awful faux-Trask line-readings, and her ghastly dyed blonde hair with that trampy clothing, my reaction could be summed up in a noted saying of the great sage Lucy van Pelt:  BLEAH.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: P&P Question
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:58:54 PM »
Another DS connection with this version of PIT & THE PENDULUM (which I adore) is that Barbara Steele, who played Julia in 1991 DS, has a special role.

The stock footage of the house by the sea was re-used in a couple of Monkees episodes too...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Alec Newman as Barnabas
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:19:46 PM »
This clip from the 2004 DS is the only bit ever to be released (officially and to my own personal knowledge at least).  It used to be on Alec Newman's website but is no longer there, but a nice fan uploaded it to Youtube.  Alec Newman as Barnabas and Marley Shelton (hope I'm spelling her name properly) as Victoria Winters (sporting what seems to me a very Carolyn Stoddard-like look):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq8yP4z8Ibw

Happy Halloween.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: OT: Karloff's Farewell
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:45:04 PM »
"The Incredible Dr. Markesan."  After seeing several stills from it as a child in Famous Monsters, I finally got to see the episode a few years ago.  It's a really good one, even if the stupidity of the Dick York character really does beggar belief.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0571
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:50:18 PM »
Youtube link for this show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWh8fVYAg70

G.

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MB, a friend of mine whose teenaged daughter just left for college described how she watches television.  She typically marathons through half a season or more of episodes on a given weekend while chatting with her friends, doing her homework, having a playlist on, and for all I know painting her toenails as well.

It seems as if a number of adults have the same habit.  Overstimulated much?

The opposite extreme is represented by a couple of people who ban phone calls when the new True Blood airs...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Peter Turgeon in De Duva (1968)
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:53:41 PM »
I stumbled across this on Youtube just now and was surprised to see Peter Turgeon amongst the cast members (as Uncle Anders).  De Duva circulated in museum and library showings when I was growing up in the 1970s.  It is a short film in black and white done as a satire on Bergman, especially WILD STRAWBERRIES and DAY OF WRATH, with actors speaking fake Swedish (really quite clever if you listen closely) and subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2QmLWWxq4

The movie lasts about 14 minutes.

G.

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