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1981
Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:06:15 AM »
Depp's Eddie Munster makeup and Trask wannabe line delivery ruins every scene he's in for me in this movie.  Sorry.

G.

1982
Current Talk '13 II / Re: Cross-Over Question
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:03:32 AM »
Hi Patti, the DS sets were designed and built by Sy Tomashoff for DS in the Spring of 1966 (presumably May-June).  Nobody has bothered to quote a year for this Twlight Zone episode but from what Midnite wrote it sounds as if it was done in the 1950s.

I often see old house sets on ALFRED HITCHCOCK and BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER that seem reminiscent of the look Sy drew upon for Collinwood, but I think it's just a general concept of what a creepy old house would look like as established in the horror and suspense genres of the mid 20th century.

According to MB, set elements from DS were re-used on other ABC soaps after DS ended, notably ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

G.

1983
I have to confess, apart from Cornelia Otis Skinner (playing a character very reminiscent of the original concept for Julia Hoffman) and the music which is lovely, I found this film distinctly lame upon my last viewing.  The ending in particular felt very anticlimactic to say the least.

If you've never seen it, I strongly advise trying to get it through Netflix or your local library.  Watch before you buy. 

I really need to get the new DVD of the cheapo 1957 Roger Corman shocker THE UNDEAD, definitely an inspiration for the whole Vicki-flashback-to-1795 thing.

cheers, H.

1984
Current Talk '13 II / Re: 1990 Ep 7 Montage Question
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:39:41 AM »
Hi Patti, I think the clothing for the 1990 DS actually got closer to what was worn in 1790 New England.  I seem to recall having read that the costumes for the 18th century sequences in the original Sixties shows came from work that had commissioned for a production set in the mid 18th century.  I'm not an authority and it would be interesting to know for sure.

I always think the Countess's clothing in the 1967-68 shows was way out of date, more 1760s than 1790s, although I love how Grayson looks in the clothing.

The main 18th century costume that just does not work for me is what they gave Barnabas to wear.  I'm sure it was researched and was accurate but it just looks awful on camera, particularly in combination with the wig and the makeup.

Of course tastes differ--just giving my opinion.


1985
Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:51:24 AM »
I would love to have more of Bette in "real life"--or Joan Bennett, or Grayson Hall.  "But the acting is so terrible!" OK, watch something else, mate.  It's a free country (well, sort of).

Thanks, dom,  Great quote!

G.

1986
Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:03:32 AM »
I'm not surprised at all by the noms since "non acting" seems to be the preferred form of "acting" these days."

I feel a rant coming on and it has zilch to do with the film or the show so I'll stop.

cheers, G.

1987
Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:18:55 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure you're right, MB.  I wasn't think of the character content so much as the performance.  She starts out seeming as if she's swallowed a valium the size of the Great Hall and pretty much continues on the same note throughout.

Presumably this is Burton's idea of "frustrated, defiant 14 year old."

Nancy Barrett's early 1966 scenes had such spark, verve, and style.  I do remember her describing David as a little monster.  Other than that the two characters seem like completely different people. I am happy to agree to disagree.

G.

1988
Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: July 23, 2013, 03:13:15 PM »
As regards Chloe's performance as Carolyn, she just seemed to be stoned and bored throughout the entire film (until the ending, obviously).  I personally found it very one note.  I know others found it fascinating, I am just giving my viewpoint here in the interest of diversity.

I blame the director, not the actress.  I haven't seen her other work but have been told she is a very gifted child.

She's so unlike any version of Carolyn Stoddard I have ever seen that I frankly can't even think of the character as "Carolyn."  I wish a different name had been used.

G.

1989
Amanda, you are a real gem for taking the time to write such a wonderful report to share with us!  I really appreciate all the stories, especially the ones involving Grayson, Thayer, and John Karlen.

Interesting about the talk of a Greystone event.  Perhaps that would attract more of the 1991 cast (presuming most of them live in the LA area). 

Best, Steve

1990
Welcome to the Sublime Ranks of this Most Celestial Sphere!

winking,

G.

1991
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: The Originals
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:51:11 PM »
It's funny how the Rebekah character's card is the Empress, but the blurb speaks of her as "the Priestess." 

She definitely looks like a shady lady.  Would the Countess gasp and proclaim the card, "the Wicked Woman!"?

G.

1992
It sounds lovely.  I guess only the woman who played the nurse in the 1991 series managed to attend from that group?

Best,  G.

1993
So, no reports as to how the weekend went?

Hope a good time was had by all.

G.

1994
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: The Originals
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:48:56 PM »
Klaus should perform all his scenes in the nude.  I have-uh SPOKEN.

G.

1995
Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: The Originals
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:16:16 PM »
Klaus Mikaelson... oh baby baby baby ... I can't .... *SWOON*

DS content, uh... just think... if DC hadn't had Don Briscoe keep ripping his shirt off, today's trend of shirtless hunks might NEVER have happened!!  (OK, that's a long shot, but the best I can do)

G.

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