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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:12:47 AM »
MB, these captures are a hoot!  I'm enjoying this more than I did actually watching the movie.  And you're achieving what I had thought was completely impossible--making me want to sit through the movie again!  Although I still cringe at the thought of having to sit through a lot of it anytime soon.

HBC is such a hoot.  I wish more of her deleted scenes had been released.

I don't remember anything being said, anywhere, about the Depp Shadows' Elizabeth's husband.  Can you refresh my memory?
 
G.

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Whatever happened to Barbara Blackburn, anyway?

G.

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Cool.  And there's a photo of Jessica Chastain modelling a white frock at the soiree, too.

Clearly, it was the night of the duelling Carolyns!

cheers, SRS

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How cool!  Does Katie play the Queen of Outer Space?  Sounds juicy.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 24, 2013, 12:54:03 AM »
I think David (sorry can't recall the boy's name--Gulliver something) also got masses cut because I recall one of the writers or producers saying that an entire storyline between Barnabas and David was cut out of the final release print.

Would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall during and immediately after the screening of the cut Burton delivered to the studio suits, wouldn't it?

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »
Hi Lydia, well, my take is that "Liz" and "Julia" in Depp Shadows are completely independent characters who just happen to have the same name as characters in the 1960s series "Dark Shadows."

The personalities, traits, aesthetics, etc. are so different from the 1960s versions that I don't even attempt to compare.  The Helena Julia is more like a takeoff on the fabulous Bea Arthur's performance as "Maude" than it is somehow in any way a nod at what Grayson did in the series.  I see zero relationship between Joan's characterization of Elizabeth and the character portrayed by Pfeiffer (who was the best thing in the movie, from this viewer's perspective).

I think this way as well about the characters as portrayed in "house of DS" although since it was the same actresses there was an element of "Parallel Time" about that redaction.

cheers, G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Liz background capture
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:43:19 PM »
I just adore the shot of LeviaLiz in this month's set for the Original Series.  Love Love Love!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:39:49 PM »
This whole scene feels as if it's setting up stuff that NEVER comes into play in the finished film as released.  Granted I only saw it once... and I feel as if I missed out a lot of the nuances in this scene... just as was the case with those who saw it more often.

I guess this is the one extended time we spend with the characters where BarnaDepp is absent.  Once BarnaDepp shows up, it's all about him and Angelique, with Liz stepping into Julia's role in the original show as Barn's ally and defender.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Happy Birthday, Annie!!!
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:59:14 PM »
Happy Birthday Annie!  Wishing you many happy dreams of Quentin!

Best, Steve

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: And The Big Winner Is...
« on: February 10, 2013, 05:00:56 PM »
The big winner in the Mrs. Johnson sweepstakes, for me, will always be Clarice Blackburn.  Now and forever.

I actually found how the character was handled/portrayed in the Burton/Depp production quite sad, particularly since there was never any explanation or backstory as to why she was even there.  I thought she looked so cute and hilarious in the stills, but then in the actual movie... she was barely there.

But she still was part of the Stupor Bowl sweepstakes.  Or whatever it was.  Superb Owl sweepstakes?

Now off to make some FRESH mayonnaise to take the taste of that slop that was on that sandwich you just handed me out of my mouth, Missy...

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: And The Big Winner Is...
« on: February 09, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
You're a very nice girl.  Here's a dime for your trouble.  Now don't go spending it all in one place.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Louis Edmonds in Ernest In Love
« on: February 09, 2013, 03:47:33 PM »
Darling Lou.  I do miss him.

Back in the 1990s I saw the original vinyl of the Ernest in Love album on sale at a well known NYC cult record store a couple of times.  They specialized in really obscure items.  I never bought it.  I think it was reissued on CD at some point.

Wonderful photos.  It's lovely that somebody out there is taking the time to share material like this. There is so much of it stashed away in various libraries and archives.

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Best Incarnation of DS
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:25:18 AM »
As a movie, I like NoDS best, because it tells its own story and stands on its own feet.  Granted, it had very little to do with the established DS universe of the broadcast series canon, but when you think about it, so did hoDS--the fact that the people have the same names and are played by the same actors makes it easy, perhaps, to overlook how "out of character" they are for their actions in the story of hoDS.  (I'll still never know what Barn's motivation was for his initial attack on Carolyn.  It sort of goes downhill from there, in terms of character, motivation, plot, etc.)

I think if the excised footage had been restored, particularly the piano scene and the seance sequence, we would see in NoDS a work that relates more fluidly and in a surprisingly sophisticated way to what we know of the DS Universe.  I've already cursed and kvetched my way across many screens about how enraged I am with the suits in WB home video about this so enough already for now.

All I'll say about Depp Shadows is that for me, it was a 100 minute, 165 million buck SNL skit.  But for those of you who enjoyed it, more power to you.

cheers, G.

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Hi Patti, there's a good entry on the Dr. Mabuse books and films (they originated in 1920s Berlin) on Wikipedia, if you ever use that.

What's amazing about the new movie is that the director was only 21 years old when he did the film!  Well, I am sure there will (hopefully) be other astounding things about it, but that pretty much impresses me.

There are really cool posters featuring Lara, KLS, and Jerry on the site for the movie.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0383
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:38:00 AM »
Actually, now I think of it, Natalie also mentioned Cook at one point--maybe more than once.  I would have loved to have seen her.  A thin, vinegary sort is what I envision, as opposed to the Mrs. Hudson type.

It would be interesting to count out the bare minimum of staff for an establishment the size of (Old House) Collinwood.  Both Mrs. Collins and the Countess would have had their own personal maids--of course, we had Angelique.  Joshua, I'm sure, would have had a valet, and Barnabas and Jeremiah probably would have shared a manservant between them (lol, I wrote that sentence IN ALL INNOCENCE--are you listening, MB?).  There would have been a housekeeper who would have been Mrs. Collins's go-between with all the other staff.  Riggs probably worked in the stables in addition to doing heavy work, and the same with Ben.  They might have kept on someone specific to take care of the horses (I have no idea how many a family like the Collins would have owned, but they would certainly have had a "trap," and perhaps a fine carriage for driving to Church).  The Cook would have had at least one girl, possibly two, to fetch water, chop veg, etc.

So, you see, it does add up.  The rooms, in real life, would have been crowded and noisy.  I visited Herman Melville's home and they told us just how many people (mostly unmarried female relations) lived there and the incredible thing was that Melville had his own room--his study, where he did his writing.  The door had a lock and he had the only key.  Now that was luxury.

Dom, that house sounds fabulous.  It makes me think of in PT 1970 when Barnabas shows Carolyn the coffin room in the cellar and she breathes, enchanted, "I never even knew this room existed!"  which is hard to believe, given that the door to it is right off the entrance way to her house, but given Will and Carolyn, who knows?  There were distractions...

G.

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