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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:07:18 AM »
MB's inaugural post said "don't read here unless you have already seen the film."  Or don't care about spoilers (which is the case with myself--still don't know when/if I am going to bother sitting through this thing).

G.

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Current Talk '12 I / Re: Episode #451 blooper restored
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:01:13 AM »
That's very good, Bill Malloy's Ghost!  Did you start with the introduction of Barnabas, or episode 1?

Welcome to our funhouse!

G. (a viewer since June 1968)

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:38:36 PM »
A friend of mine who was a fan in the Sixties actually left the theatre in the middle of the movie today.

I did try to warn him what to expect.  It is interesting how some people are having really extreme reactions to the experience.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 09:17:04 PM »
LOL, DarkLady!

cheers,

Gothick

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 06:50:59 PM »
Just thought I would mention that the movie garnered a rave review from the New York Times today.

Maybe it's East Coast snobbery at work, but I think that's an exceptional enough event to deserve notice.

We don't seem to be linking reviews here so I will forebear, and I read it in the PAPER version anyway, not the website--yes, some of us are antediluvian enough to still read actual newspapers.

shuffling back off to the elephants graveyard,

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 06:19:30 PM »
Penny, thanks for that delicious review.  "A hot mess!"  I love it!

Best,

Uncle Gothick

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 04:45:13 PM »
He mentions specifically a subplot involving David and Barnabas being cut already by the time he was shown a workprint.

The curse of Dark Shadows:  an elaborate narrative is constructed; studio suits bark "cut it down, boys!" the feckless auteurs scamper to obey, and the result is a hash.

Sound familiar?

G.

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Current Talk '12 I / Re: Episode #451 blooper restored
« on: May 11, 2012, 03:46:35 PM »
I really wish ALL the cuts from those first 7 or 8 volumes had been restored.  I don't think MPI wants to pay for that, though.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:50:24 PM »
Amanda, just a line to say that I found your review utterly fascinating!  and not just because you quote me, lol. 

Ben and Taeylor and others, I look forward to reading your reviews soon!

Best, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:58:30 AM »
Danger Will Robinson!  that particular review is more spoiler-laden than most I've seen to date.

For those who are going out to see it tonight, happy haunting!

G.

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So cool!  Luv the "mystery photo."  (It was taken not far from my workplace.)

G.

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I have to say I found it a hoot that Alice Cooper thought the set for the Great Hall of Collinwood looked "just like the Playboy Mansion."

That comment, and the macrame bit in the one clip, are the funniest things to have emerged from this affair this far, at any rate so far as I am concerned.

G.

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I don't know to what extent this factor has been discussed here, but we are obviously all aware of disgruntled DS fans gunning for the project in certain forums. Where reviews are concerned, the factor to be aware of is that there are people in "the Industry," including a number of professional critics, who are gunning for Tim Burton and who have probably been sharpening their hatchets for weeks now in preparation for the movie's opening.

I can't go over the litany of reasons why so many people in the industry profess to have had it with Burton, but it's been a frequent topic in certain other forums where I have seen the DS project discussed.  This has nothing to do with people's perceptions about what DS should or should not be; it has to do with people perceiving that Burton has sold out/come to a dead end/stopped caring/is repeating himself/etc. and so on.

The Forbes mag piece seems a bit premature.  There are many cases of movies tanking with the critics and cleaning up at the box office.  Just think of the Adam Sandler films (I think these were mentioned previously), the hot tub time machine films, the hangover films, etc.

cheers, G.

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I watched a little of the Youtube footage.  The premiere looked like the usualy H'wood madhouse.

I don't know why somebody found it necessary to yell that the late Mr. Frid is "the only Barnabas Collins."
Mr. Depp doesn't deserve heckling.  Regardless of what one may think of his performance or the movie, he has been very respectful to Mr. Frid throughout the project and said lovely words after Mr. Frid passed on.

G.

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Yeah.  If more of the movie were going to be along the lines of PfeiffLiz's scenes with BarnaDepp and JuliaBC, I might actually be interested in seeing it.

But most of what I have seen of it makes me think the thing will be a crashing bore. With stunning costumes and art direction, granted.

G.

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