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1951
Current Talk '13 II / Re: OT: Karloff's Farewell
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:26:13 PM »
Another spiritual grandfather of DS has to be Vincent Price.  A friend sent me this link:

http://laughingsquid.com/a-huge-silver-ring-that-features-vincent-prices-head/

It made me think of how intriguing it would have been doing one of the storylines where Barn had been trapped in his coffin if a mysterious visitor arrived at Collinwood wearing a silver ring carved with the likeness of Barnabas' face!

G.

1952
Current Talk '13 II / Re: OT: Karloff's Farewell
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:22:42 PM »
THRILLER was a show I always craved to see but whenever it would show up, it would be in some weird time slot or a channel we couldn't get (this would have been when it was in syndication in the late 60s and 70s).  I finally caught up with quite a few episodes some years ago but there's still many I have yet to see.

There are a couple where instead of doing one 50 minute story, they break it up and do two shorter stories.  In one of these Karloff plays a philosophical morgue attendant who can talk to the dead.  It's one of the creepiest, most poignant things I've ever seen on television.  If Karloff had done a cameo on DS, I'd have hoped he could have a role like that of the morgue attendant. 

A number of the stories have a definite DS flavor... I think you would enjoy the shows, MB, though I have no idea when you'd have time to watch them, especially with all the exciting new shows coming on this autumn.

G.

1953
Current Talk '13 II / Re: "The Julia Hoffman Show"
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:32:14 AM »
After decades of watching the show off and on, I have to confess I really, REALLY wish they had done a scene where Julia bitch-slapped Barnabas.  Particularly, say, in Parallel Time when if they kill the comatose Roxanne, problem solved and everybody can come home again and Barn is all puppy-eyed and moaning, "But she is so beautiful..."

Julia bitch-slapped more characters than anyone else on DS, but the really important slap never happened.

G.

1954
Current Talk '13 II / OT: Karloff's Farewell
« on: September 11, 2013, 03:19:30 PM »
Since I consider Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Peter Lorre et al to be spiritual grandfathers to DS, I thought it would be worth reporting that the cable channel Cozi TV is scheduled to show Karloff's final known appearance on film.  An episode of the Gene Barry series NAME OF THE GAME called, I think, "The White Birch," is supposed to air at 3:30 a.m. on Friday Sept. 20.  Please doublecheck your listings before programming your device.

It is said that this was the last time dear Boris went before the cameras; the episode was aired after his death.

G.

1955
Current Talk '13 II / Re: "The Julia Hoffman Show"
« on: September 11, 2013, 03:16:35 PM »
So pleased it help brighten your day, darling.

G.

1956
Current Talk '13 II / "The Julia Hoffman Show"
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:40:54 PM »
Some wag on Youtube has stitched together various scenes of Grayson's characters having meltdowns... mostly Julia, but I spotted at least one Magda scene and another of Aunt Julia Collins from PT 1841:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmfVofgcYT0

It's mostly Grayson screaming, wailing, and ululating, so if you live with people who are sensitive to unexpected or jarring noise, best to listen with headphones.  You have been warned.

G.

1957
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Lara Parker's NYC Book Signing
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:33:19 PM »
That's really unfortunate that B&N didn't order enough books.  I'm glad you had such a great time and that Lara was so generous!

I've been wondering privately if the cruise is happening at all.  I would presume that updates since registration closed in August are being sent only to those who have actually signed up for it, however.


G.

1958
For fans of the Angelexis Peter Max dresses and other psychedelic fashions that were seen on the show,  check out this, especially the gallery option:

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/hippie-chic

A friend and I are planning to visit this show next Sunday.

G.

1959
Current Talk '13 II / Re: Depp's Dark Shadows
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:31:10 AM »
I'm not a fan of Depp Shadows but I am enjoying the slide show because the design elements of the film were so fantastic.  I am also gaining more appreciation for HBC's performance as Julia.  On my single viewing of the film I had already decided that Michelle Pfeiffer was the real star of the movie and what I've seen here has confirmed that.

For what it is worth, I do understand where you're coming from, Janet.  For those of us who watched it as kids, the DS characters are like family.  At least that is how I feel about them.  And some of the stuff in the Burton/Depp movie was sooo cheesy and cartoonish.  I had a pretty emotional reaction myself when the trailers started coming out. 

I simply choose NOT to talk about how it all makes me feel 90 percent of the time when the movie is discussed here.

cheers, G.

1960
Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: September 07, 2013, 02:21:06 AM »
Love Liz's coffee cup/tea cup.  Very much a China trade heirloom I suspect...

G.

1961
Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: September 06, 2013, 03:08:11 PM »
Hilarious.  I wish I could get a disc just with HBC and Pfeiffer's scenes...

G.

1962
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Jonny Lee Miller's Elementary
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:56:09 PM »
That would be really FINE MB.  In every sense of the word.

No pressure, of course *wink*

G.

1963
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: Jonny Lee Miller's Elementary
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:12:54 PM »
What the Hell is "Big Game Day"? *imagines legions of teams all over the US sitting around football field sized Monopoly boards or TWISTER cloths*

And what doofus decreed that the ravishing shots of JLM displaying that luscious chest of his should be excluded?

People really are beyond one...

G.

1964
Thanks, MB.  That certainly sounds like an interesting role for Bates--and grisly, too!

Given that the subtitle is "Coven," I do wonder if there will be Witchiness involved...

G.

1965
I have zero interest in seeing Moretz do Carrie.  Had Kathy Bates been cast in the Piper Laurie role, that would have made me curious to see it.  Bates is one of the few really skilled actresses working today (though we seem to see her very seldom--wonder if she's on television now?).

Had the movie been made in Europe, there would have been no fuss about a seventeen year old being nude.  But we live in this delightfully neurotic country where dreadful physical mutilations occur routinely onscreen in loving slo-mo and extreme close-up, but we're still treating the unclothed human body as "dirty."  SIGH.

OK, time for me to take a break... I'm sure the movie will be a huge success for Moretz.  At this point there seems to be no stopping her.

G.

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