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Thanks for that, MB.  That's amazing quality on that photo.  This version of BarnaDepp looks more Frid-like than the other glimpses we have seen, but it was the day before shooting began, so presumably Depp was still working on making the role his own.

G.

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I have commented elsewhere that Depp Shadows may well stand the best chance of ANY of the spinoffs and remakes... INCLUDING the early Seventies feature films--of being similar in tone to the original series... BECAUSE DC has had NO INPUT on it.  I don't think he ever got why the series took off the way it did in the first place.

But, no doubt some would say that makes me somehow not a "real fan."  lol.

G.

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Cousin--blame DC at least in part for Barbara Steele's performance as Julia.  She actually talked about doing DS in this video interview that was included as an extra (I think on Nightmare Castle) on one of her Italian horror film DVD releases a year or two ago.  She said that Dan kept forcing her to play certain scenes very "straight" and that she was not allowed to make the character as "eccentric" as she would have wished.  It is a brief part of the interview, but it is clear that DS does not at all represent a happy memory for Barbara Steele.

I actually enjoyed her both as Julia and as the Countess... grand stuff!  Although the Countess dresses and talks like the madam of a bordello.  Interesting take on the character! 

G.

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Interesting photo.  Thanks, Cousin, for the link.  The Fu Manchu fingernails don't work for me.  Neither does the Dresden dolls lipstick.  Ah well.

DS was referenced as well in a short article about a proposed Dracula series for NBC, possibly in the Fall of 2012.  The journalist managed to spell Barnabas correctly and mentioned the Burton-Depp confection.  Otherwise, there was really no point to posting the link here.

Best, Gothick

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Depp in the costume ball still looks really ... Byronic.  Which could be a tacit nod to where it all began, with Dr Polidori's fantasy scenario about Lord "Ruthven" (aka Byron) and swooning over the prospect of having the life sucked out of him by this dark haired vampire beauty (male). 

It's not clear to me from the material that has been released whether Barnabas gets encoffined in the 1770s, or in the more usual 1790s.  The look in that still doesn't really work for the 1770s but could just work for 1795 or thereabouts.  At least that is how I see it.

Of course 18th century men could be notorious dandies complete with face powder, "black patches" (beauty marks), etc.  If Depp does a flashback sequence, his Barnabas in situ might wind up looking like Countess Natalie du Pres as portrayed by our beloved Grayson. lol

cheers, G.

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What lovely big claws you sport. Baby Barnadepp!

G.

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Those are all well taken points.  What's fascinating to me about the tweets during the movie production is references to sequences shot at the Cannery, and even, if I am not mistaken, in the Collinsport harbor.  We never saw anything like that even in the early months of 1966.

Of course, whether those sequences will make it into the finished film... who knows?

G.

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Hi Philippe, that's cool that you now have the means to attend a DS event.  It sounds as if the Hollywood thing so far is just going to be a movie premiere party in May.  I wonder whether details on that have not yet been announced in part because there is still a chance that the premiere of the film could be postponed until the autumn.  Or whether it's just the usual subterranean planning horizon for these things...

I hope you are able to attend!

Best, Steve

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Happy Birthday to Penny Dreadful!  My very favorite Vile Vitch!  I was just thinking last night I need to get more of your DVDs!

I don't know Rose Cottage, but whoever and wherever s/he is, Happy Birthday!

G.

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I've seen the photo.  It's the best one yet, and finally gives us a good look at Depp in the role of Barnabas.

Those who have yet to see it--I do not think you will be disappointed.

Although the angle and set-up are very different, it's reminiscent in atmosphere of the photo of Barnabas standing behind Liz from 1967 (the version of that still that is not doctored with extra fangs, etc.).

G.

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I hope KLS's copy-editor learns the correct spelling of Helena's name before the book actually goes to press.

Interesting point, Cousin, about the lighting chosen for that photo.  The 1967 original had very much a nighttime feel to it, didn't it?  And I'm sure that this photo was taken on an indoor stage-set, not in some real mansion.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:06:59 AM »
Another photo theme for Jan.??  I am intrigued!

It is always a delight to see your screenshots showing how these appear on your own computer.  I can only get part of the "marginalia" as I could the side-strips to show on both my office and home computers.  I know if I changed the settings I could make it work but I don't have the patience to fuss with the settings...

cheers,

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: January 09, 2012, 07:48:03 PM »
The one for hoDS is a delight as well... you chose two of my favorite images of Julia and Liz for it... I gather that this one will also change monthly as well.

cheers, G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: January 09, 2012, 05:22:23 PM »
I am LOVING the aspect of the theme that includes screen captures from various episodes of the original series that ran during January.  Love the shot of Grayson flipping out, and Liz clutching that deliciously tacky shopping bag where she's packin' that pistol agonizing whether or not to shoot Julia.

Just great stuff!!!

cheers, GothEEEK

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She-wolf and Forever Knight are both great shows, but I don't own She-wolf.  I did watch the DVDs via Netflix and that was enough.  I thought the LA episodes worked better than is usually claimed, but you do have to completely swtich circuits because the feel and flavor changes so drastically.  The London shows were more consistent and had a really great recurrent cast, notably the actress who played Ian's aunt--I think her name was Dorothea Philips.  There's also a hilarious episode where they spoof Star Trek and its conventions, "Beyond the Beyond."  This was later turned into a full-length novel by writer Lee Goldberg.

I remember seeing some fun episodes of Friday the 13th back when it was on in the early 1990s.  I haven't felt moved to check out the DVD release.

Of them all I would say Forever Knight is to me the most iconic, and that is mainly (for me) because of the brilliant central performances by lead actor Geraint Wyn Davies, Nigel Bennett (who also appeared on Psi Factor, a show that is worth checking out--some of the season 3 discs are available through Netflix), and Deborah Duchene.  The actress who played the doctor trying to cure Nick who fell in love with him a la Julia Hoffman was very good as well.  Unlike on DS, Nick did at least somewhat reciprocate the dr's feelings for him.  (Although as often discussed, one could argue that Barnabas did reciprocate Julia's feelings on some level--he just did a very poor job of expressing it--AND a tendency to rove after the latest Sweet Young Thing on the scene!)

G.

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