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Can someone explicate for me exactly what David Selby meant when spoke of a "Where's Waldo?" moment?  Did he mean that they would just be standing in a crowd as the camera pans?  That's pretty funny if that is what he meant because KLS spoke of it as the big "Ah-Ha!" moment of the movie. Although of course it is possible that each of the veterans was given her/his own little bit to do...

I'm afraid the significance of "Where's Waldo?" is lost on me.  Was it a Dr Seuss title for small children?

It almost sounds as if Pierson had planned a segment that would potentially allow a Tim Burton rep to come out and talk about the movie in a more candid manner.  And that Burton's organization either wasn't interested, or Burton actively communicated that he'd slap a lawsuit on Pierson if he breathed a word about anything other than the most trivial details.  I would think the latter is the most likely scenario given that Pierson must be privy to quite a bit about the movie and the shoot, including having read the screenplay, etc. 

The hemming and hawing makes it sound as if Pierson was extremely nervous and trying to be really careful not to say too much.

G.

2912
Is there a website that tells the original airdates of the episodes they are running?

If ANYBODY out there has or gets hold of copies of Grayson's episodes, please PM me through this site.

Thanks

Gothick

2913
Lydia, I am very sorry to hear about your cat.  My healing thoughts go out to her.

And of course, thank you for your good wishes.

G.

2914
Many thanks, Claude North, for those astute and delightfully witty comments.  How sad that so many fans rushed to leave as the rare occasion to view "The Crucible" was offered to them.  Makes one think of a New Testament quote, but I'll spare you.  At least in this instance they were being rude to a videotape.  I still remember how painful the behavior of fans was years ago when David Selby and his acting partner presented the play Selby had written live on stage.  Imagine getting to see a play of this calibre practically for free given the low prices charged by the Festival committee for Registration.  It wouldn't have been so bad if fans had simply left, but they kept going in and out throughout what was a thoughtful, sensitive, beautifully crafted performance. 

Interesting to see that the Brooklyn Eagle in their blurb on the series plot has Barn "awakening" in 1972--the correct year for Depp Shadows, but not for the original series... which was well off the air by '72...

G.

2915
Wow, Davis had the longest line after Parker?  Incredible.

As we all know, usually the majority of people who attend the DS Festivals have never attended one before.  And in most cases, they never bother to come back. Sounds of Cossette is done with the experience himself.

G.

2916
Joey, for what it's worth, I agree with many of your criticisms of the WB 2004 pilot.  My least favorite things were Vicki's arrival at Collinwood and welcome by Elizabeth--the tone was so extremely off I still have no idea what they were doing--and the finale which was just WAY over the top.

The stuff with a bloodcrazed Barnabas hovering in the trees was very creepy, although I think it was ripped off from an earlier film (maybe directed by Tarantino? or John Carpenter?  I never saw it--I generally avoid post 1970s horror films--but I saw stills).  I did think Alec Newman made a wonderful choice for Barnabas.  I will be very surprised if Depp hits the mark to the degree that Newman did, in fact.

G.

2917
Wow, Michael, I'm very envious that you were able to see the tape of "The Crucible." It was announced to be presented many years ago--and if I am remembering correctly, it was announced two years running for different Festivals (one might have the Las Vegas Festival?) but Pierson either kept forgetting to bring the tape, or it simply wasn't available at the last minute.

Do you remember anything about Thayer David's work in the play?

That is so sad that Nancy was unable to attend.  I hope she is OK.

Best,  Gothick

2918
Interesting that one of the last reported tweets implies that Jerry Lacy was there.  I didn't realize that.  Now I'm really bummed I missed out!

G.

2919
Thanks to MB and Michael for the reporting on the Depp Shadows panel.  I'm not surprised that there were so few revelations.  Am pleased to learn that Mrs J will at least appear.  Hopefully Jonny Lee Miller gets a line about "boiled New England dinners."

It's so unfair to the fans who were still getting autographs that they had to miss this.  But that's par for the course for the DS Festival...

G.

2920
Many thanks MB for collecting all those tweets. and those are some great photos. 

That's too bad about Nancy not being able to appear.  I hope she is OK.

G.

2921
I'm sorry I am missing it this year.  I am stuck in Boston dealing with a very bad, frustrating situation.

I'm sure it is just as well they did run the WB pilot since no doubt there were many fans there who had never seen it.

Thanks Michael for the interesting report!

G.

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I always thought her favorite character was Maggie.  Her best performances in the show, as far as I am concerned were Maggie in 1966, particularly when she was setting her cap for Joe, and a few of the Lady Kitty episodes when Kitty was intriguing to snare a rich hubby at Collinwood.  Of course, once Kitty fell under the spell of the dead Josette, it was back to yawnsville and the standard mouth-breathing "W-where am I?? W-what am I doing here?" crap they made her do over and over again...

But then, I'm not much of a KLS fan or a Josette fan...

The event sounds really nice.  Thanks for the report!  What a nice treat for the fans to have Marie there, too.

G.

2923
For now at least, what appears to be the entire film from 1970 "Hi, Mom!" (directed by Brian de Palma, starring Robert de Niro), co-starring Lara Parker, has been loaded onto Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRY7-fG73E0&feature=related

I watched a bit of the beginning but no scenes with Lara showed up.  It's definitely a different kind of project for her.

G.

2924
Current Talk '11 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0031
« on: August 14, 2011, 02:34:17 AM »
At this time, Art Wallace was both plotting and writing every episode.  I think he wrote the first eight weeks or so solo.

Interestingly, I think at the end of the series it was almost exactly the same, with Violet Welles (uncredited; screen credit went to Gordon Russell) writing every show, or nearly every show, while Sam was busy scrambling to get the NoDS screenplay together.

G.

2925
It sounds like fun!  Is this the one where Lara appeared at one point baring her fangs?

G. (no TV service here and never heard of the "Reelz" channel)

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