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How absolutely awful!  Poor Marie!  She's such a sweetheart, and a real trooper.

Sending healing prayers for her swift and smooth recovery.

G.

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I have heard that the event will be occurring at various theatres all over the US.

I don't think they were using 35 mm film in the early 1930s, but I'm no expert.  I wouldn't be surprised if these will be projected from a digital source (aren't most theatres using a form of DVD now? I just read an article on the death of the film projector and it made me cry).  Universal just "restored" the films using computer technology and the "restoration" has been controversial since in some cases it seems that some images were actually altered from how the director intended them to appear.  The "restored" versions have been released on "Blu Ray." No idea if DVD releases will follow or accompany.  It's been a frantic autumn here so I see headlines and vague snatches of discussions but haven't had time to sit down and get the story clear in my mind.

G.

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Wow.  Thanks for the tip, Uncle Roger and Barnabas Jr!  I'll take any opportunity to admire Barbara's acting talent... and/or Joel's legs...

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Re: OMG! (Slightly OT) Green Suit
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »
DarkLady darling, that link is fabulous!  but readers need to be warned to put on their sunglasses before clicking!  lol!

I'll never forget this moment circa 1969 when I went over to a friend's house and his Mom drove up in her new sportscar (the family, by the standards of our neighborhood, were very wealthy).  The color had been described as "sub-lime" (*rolls eyes*) and was a kind of acid neon chartreuse.  It was like the apotheosis of Sixties lime green.  I wish I could report that she emerged from the vehicle wearing a sleeveless limegreen summer-dress but alas memory fails at that moment.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:35:17 PM »
dom honey, your new avatar is FABULOUS.  We love Liz with the giant tower of hair!  I bet she kept Naomi's missing jewels in there... lol.

hugs,  T.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:01:47 AM »
I am just now noticing at the bottom of the "page" (I really don't know what else to call it). there are four links that read, respectively, "Home," "Button One," "Button Two," "Button Three."

I'm sure the significance of these was explained somewhere, but I missed it.

Do I dare to click any of them?  What if one activates the dreaded "Forty Ninth Hexagram" application and I suddenly find myself in 1795 having tea with Reverend Trask????

just ... plain ... SCARED,

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Re: I chortled in my half-sleep last night.
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:43:51 PM »
For anyone who cares, NBC is airing the latest failed attempt at a Munsters remake sometime around Halloween.  Eddie Izzard plays Grandpa and has some wonderful clothes, as does the actress who plays Marilyn.  The rest of it... blech, judging from the stills and the trailers.  but of course, some may ADORE every moment...

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0318
« on: October 18, 2012, 04:36:39 AM »
Hey dom, I'm pretty sure the DVD has the episode in color, unless I'm hallucinating (I guess it's been a few weeks, and they've been rough weeks--I lost my beloved kitty last Thurs.).  It might have been a case where the color print was recovered after the work on the VHS release.  I remember Grayson looked really fabulous in it.

That's a cool idea that it was Josette's ghost intervening, but the tiresome flute cue leaves little doubt that the writers, at least, intended us to agree with Barn that it was Sarah.

Glad my little witticisms help keep you smiling, Onyx.

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Re: I chortled in my half-sleep last night.
« on: October 17, 2012, 08:26:35 PM »
Wow. that was long ago and far away.  but I still remember what a hoot Al Lewis was in that one.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '12 II / Re: Happy Birthday, John_in_NC
« on: October 17, 2012, 05:31:43 PM »
Happy Birthday!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '12 II / Re: Happy Birthday to retzev!
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:12:28 PM »
Happy Birthday Retzev!  Wishing you much joy of your solar return!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '12 II / Dreams of Darkness
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:21:21 PM »
Fans,

This link to the trailer for a new 35 mm feature film by an independent filmmaker was posted on the "Monster Kids" board and I found the work evocative both of DS and Suspiria in some ways.  Beautiful photograph and locations.  Click on the link and when the page loads, the trailer begins playing automatically.

http://www.dreamsofdarknessmovie.com/

There's even a scene in the trailer that reminds me of a similar scene with Roxanne involving psychometry in PT 1970...

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Re: Angelique and Laura
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:21:35 AM »
I think of Violet Welles as THE unsung heroine of DS.  There's only that one interview with her (so far as I know) which Dale Clark published in his zine, and really ought to be republished in one of the PomPress books (except we know that KLS never, ever pays a red cent to anyone for anything--oops, did I say that with my outloud voice?)  Apparently Welles came back to write practically the entire final month of the series, so anything that's decent in '41 PT probably comes from her violet quill.

I agree that I, too, never tire of watching Laura and Ange duke it out.  I even love watching Ange order Magda to bring her a mirror!  She's so imperious in that scene.  What fun.

xo G.

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And for those who don't know, the store is located in Beautiful Downtown Burbank, CA (I thought at first it might have been a convention, although I think Dark Delicacies has been referenced here before).

G.

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Current Talk '12 II / Angelique and Laura
« on: October 15, 2012, 03:59:45 AM »
For some reason today, I was recalling Laura and Angelique's big confrontation scene in 1897.  When Laura says to Our Favorite Witch:  "What does it feel like to succeed as a ... whatever you are... but to be a failure AS A WOMAN?"  I think it is one of the bitchiest moments in all DS history.

One of the tragedies that's bugging the hell out of me right now is that NoDS is being released in its unrestored form.  I was really looking forward to seeing the restored piano scene with its exchange between Laura and Angelique, where the spiteful witch informs her rival:  "Oh, he knows what's happening, Laura my darling, and for *the first time in his life* he's really enjoying it!"

In some weird alternate version of the DS multiverse, this second scene (which takes place in the AU world of the movies) could be see as Angelique's payback for what Laura taunted her with in 1897.

G.

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