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Current Talk '12 I / Re: Complete Original Series April 10 on DVD
« on: January 24, 2012, 05:07:59 AM »
Cassandra's wig rocks my world. Although I still wonder whether the first wig she wore upon her arrival at Collinwood (wearing that mint green cape thing michael c has praised) wasn't a slightly re-styled version of the wig Buzz was wearing when last seen at the Great House...

(that would make an amusing fanfic--Cassandra stealing Buzz's hairpiece...)

G.

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Current Talk '12 I / Re: Complete Original Series April 10 on DVD
« on: January 24, 2012, 02:21:51 AM »
Nicky darling I almost lol'd at your tactful hint that 180 minutes of Barnabas, Barnabas,, BARNABAS!!! might be "a bit much."  Ya think!

OTOH I watched the clip on Youtube the other day where Julia offers her blood to Old Barn.  Frid was incredible in those two episodes... I guess sometimes, he embraced a challenge.

To whom it may concern, several of the episodes on the first 7 or 8 DVD collections (from the arrival of Barnabas to, what, the end of 1795?) had "minor" bloopers and technical defects edited out.  The one I regret the most is the nasal Brooklyn voice o/c telling old Bathia Mapes "take him to the Old House!" in her dramatic attempted exorcism of Barn.  From what I recall when we discussed this (it's many years back in the Boards and my ability to manhandle the search engine here isn't up to the task of attempting to find those threads), it was the DVD authoring firm that was "routinely" "cleaning up" "materials of such age"--insert the usual cliche from the tech wallahs.

I keep thinking of more fan favorites that need to be on that disc:

Cassandra's first visit to the Old House.  "What was your major... Witchcraft?" *sneer*  "How DARE you."  I just love Cassandra's reaction everytime Barn says:  "ANNNN-geLEEEK."  Grand stuff.

The Julia Slap.  (followed by a montage of all the other times Julia bitchslapped somebody.)

Angelique in 1795 informing Ben that everything that is now Mamselle Josette's will eventually... belong to HER.

Hoffman and Angelique planning their "war of nerves" on Maggie Collins and Hoffman teeth-grittingly informing Ang: "I HATE having to take ORDERS from her!"

Any or all of the Julia/Nicholas scenes.

Naomi and Joshua the morning after Sarah dies.

I could go on... FORCING myself to stop.

G.

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Current Talk '12 I / Re: Complete Original Series April 10 on DVD
« on: January 23, 2012, 08:03:46 PM »
I am wondering about the two compilations mentioned in one of the DS news blogs this a.m.:  DS--the Best of Barnabas and DS--Fan favorites.  Presumably the Best of Barn is the same as before, but Fan Favorites would seem to be new.  I wonder whether the fan favorites were chosen through an internet poll that I somehow missed hearing about.

Among my favorites would be:  Mrs Johnson giving Maggie a tip of one silver dime; Mrs Johnson telling David that the one thing the sheriff knows is that when the whistle at the Cannery blows, it's time for lunch; Barnabas telling the story of Josette's death to Vicki and Carolyn during a storm at Collinwood; Julia telling Barnabas she's been waiting for him for a long, long time; Magda telling Jamison about floorwax; Roger speaking of Jeb as a "cheap, insufferable pig"; Julia quizzing Barnabas about his "talk" with Megan; montages of Quentin, Chris and Joe's shirtless scenes... and about 50 others...

cheers, Steve

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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 09, 2012, 11:06:59 PM »
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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