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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:01:00 PM »
I was able to play that clip you posted just now.  I think I missed the point, but then, I always get distracted by how much like Nancy Barrett Eva Green looks as "Angie."  I always wonder if that was intentional.  Probably not, since I have never seen anyone else comment upon the resemblance, so, like so much else these days, it must all be in my own mind.

I also don't remember the tea with the tuna line.

Fun stuff!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:47:19 AM »
I couldn't get the box to go from solid to revealing whatever it concealed.  I'll try on my office pewter which has Windows.  For some reason certain features don't seem to work with Safari...

G.

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No matter how well (and how long!) the Burton-Depp Shadows redaction performed at the box office, I would bet you dollars to doughnuts that there are a lot of individuals walking around Tinseltown who, if the topic even ever comes up, angle their noses into the air and sniff, "Oh yeah, Dark shadows--another flop for Tim and Johnny."  As I've commented in a number of posts before (and I apologize for the repetition), there is a cabal in H'wood that wants Burton to fail.  I don't know what people think about Depp at this point (I saw a tabloid in the grocery store two days ago with a screaming headline about Depp "marrying" a very young looking woman who I presume is somebody other than his current wife--but I haven't been keeping up).  The Disney Lone Ranger thing looks as if it is already damaging Depp's credibility in certain circles even though the studio and Depp have done what they could to forestall such things.

I think a Shadows project focused around Quentin would be fabulous, particularly one set in the 1890s with a potential steampunk styling.  Meryl Streep would make a fabou Magda (see post in another board about Streep's Graysonesque appearance in August: Osage County). My personal choice would be Tom Hiddleston for Quentin--he's playing a vampire in the new Jarmusch film...

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Too Stiff(?) (no double entendres!!)
« on: May 12, 2013, 03:26:12 PM »
lol, thinking about what MB has reported about how DC insisted on directing Ben Cross in those "snarling Barn" scenes, I now think of Cross as DC's "snarlin' darlin'" (shades of Penny Dreadful!).

G.

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Well, I for one still love Vicki's original 1966 train ride the best, particularly her conversation with the gossipy old biddy.  I wish I could remember the actress's name.  What a hoot.

I thought having Nights in White Satin play over the 1972 "Victoria"'s journey was a stroke of genius, particularly in retrospect upon learning her backstory--though sadly I doubt there were any accoutrements of white satin in the place she was journeying from, but as a trope for a certain mental state... genius.

I only wish the remainder of the movie had lived up to that moment.  For me it did not.  The Liz/Julia deleted scene was a painful reminder of what this movie *could have been*--I'll stop here because it's all been said before.

I am glad there are fans out there like Gerard who worship every moment of the Depp/Burton movie.  It's always nice to see folks taking joy in things.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Dracula Movies
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:17:46 AM »
Hi Patti, I re-watched this movie a few months ago, and I think it's meant to be sometime in the 19th century.  I think the coffin that was robbed actually had dates from the 17th-18th centuries on it.  The movie is meant to be a direct sequel and continuation of Dracula, Prince of Darkness (really a much better movie IMO), at the end of which [spoiler]Dracula, who is supposed to have a traditional aversion to running water, is trapped under ice in the moat outside his own castle.[/spoiler]

There are a number of "rules" given about vampirism in this one that don't apply in the other ones--the most egregious is the notion that somebody has to say prayers when a vampire is destroyed, or else it doesn't work.  Huh?

Best, G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 11, 2013, 05:39:40 PM »
Impressive and intriguing.  Thanks, Midnite & MB!

Presumably after viewing the cut Depp delivered, the suits mandated cuts to remove material that did not impact directly on the Barnabas/Angelique narrative, because once Barnabas arrives at Collinwood, in the regular release print that's what we get.

Thanks for including these deleted scenes.  You already know my thoughts, so I won't repeat them.

G.

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Fans, I saw a thumbnail shot of Meryl Streep on the hyperlink for this new (not yet released) movie, August: Osage County, and I thought I was looking at Grayson in hoDS!  Streep's vocal performance has nothing Graysonesque about it, but she is seen in the trailer not only with the hair, but sporting big funny sunglasses (a Grayson trademark) and in one scene smoking with what seems like a distinctly Graysonesque mannerism.

Just makes me wonder... (I do realize that I am a little too obsessed with Grayson at times...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:37:00 AM »
I am quite curious about this scene, but I just checked Youtube, and there's no sign of it on there.  Pity.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 08, 2013, 08:59:37 PM »
It's too bad this scene, and anything else involving Pfeiffer and HBC, hasn't been made more widely available.

I do not mean to be unkind, but ANY scene without Depp and Green in that film is automatically more interesting and nuanced than scenes with one, the other or both of the terror tots--something about them just seemed to push Burton to go not just over the top, but, in the words of the much lamented Ralph Kramden, "To the Moon, Alice!"

G.

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Lydia, I'm dying here!

Thanks for the laugh.

G.

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Oh Gawd.  Parker's writing a Vicki Winters backstory?  Ugh. 

*headdesk*

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: OT<Tooting My Own Horn
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:59:01 PM »
Congratulations!  Onwards and upwards!

Best, Gotheeeeeeek (I scream whenever academic work in the fields of medicine, law, business or statistics is mentioned)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: DR. MABUSE
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:07:37 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up, Midnite.

Am I the only person who's taken aback, though, by the new announcement (presumably the source of the rumor) that the Festival is doing ANOTHER Tarrytown event next year?

I love Lyndhurst and the related sites, but the area is so pedestrian un-friendly--I just feel zero interest in going out there again with all the transpo hassles.  Maybe I'm in a tiny minority with that among DS fans, though.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: DR. MABUSE
« on: May 01, 2013, 06:13:20 PM »
Oh, dear god.  No wonder he seemed to have such a "what the hell" attitude about it all...

thanks!

Steve

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