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Current Talk '21 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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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0384
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:12:21 AM »
Was this the episode where Frid made a major flubb and stayed late to re-do the scene and then was allowed to watch as the tape was edited?

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0383
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:08:13 AM »
The biggest problem with the storylines set in "the past," for this viewer, has always been the inability for the infamous Dan Curtis rule "only 7 actors per episode, MAX," to accommodate the realities of 18th and 19th century upper-class life.  I would think that the Old House would have had a regular staff of between ten and fifteen at a minimum.  I don't know how many the Jeffersons had at Monticello but that would be a good rule of thumb.  In 1897 with the much large household in the "New House" I would think there would have been twenty at least.  In 1897, [spoiler]when Judith coldly informs Beth that her services are no longer required, I'm always like, "Bitch, please... who else is going to fetch and carry for you around there?"[/spoiler]

Fortunately I mostly manage to "suspend disbelief" and "pretend" there are loads of servants around just out of camera range...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 02, 2013, 07:18:11 PM »
Oh, not a problem at all dear.  I don't know about you, but it seems as if this winter has just been hellishly busy, both in the office and in personal life.  So I entirely understand.

You and Midnite do so much to keep this place alive and afloat!  The fact that you even take time to respond in the threads is awesome.

Appreciatively, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: February 02, 2013, 06:04:33 PM »
It's really funny how on one of today's slideshows, Mrs. Jason Maguire/Johnson is welcoming Barnabas to the door of Collinwood, while in another, Jackie Earle Willie is welcoming Magtoria.

Great juxtaposition!  I love this stuff.

G.

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I'm quite intrigued about The Lucifer Gambit.  Could the actor and character possibly be Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair??

G.

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That's really nice to hear that Marie is doing better.  Here's to her further healing!  She's such a sweetheart.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: DARK SHADOWS ORIGINAL SERIES ON HULU!
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:17:30 AM »
Very cool.  Let's hope they add more episodes in the future!  It would be interesting to know whether the shows were added because so many people wrote in asking for them.

G.

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