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If there's an announcement regarding a date for the projected hoDS/NoDS DVD release at the Festival, can somebody please, please PLEASE post it here?

Thanks,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Meet Mr. Frid
« on: July 17, 2010, 03:37:10 PM »
How fabulous, Teresa.  It sounds like a charming moment for him as well as for the three of you.

G.

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Many thanks to Philippe for the fascinating write-up.  But an hour long wait in the 90 degree LA sun without shelter... I would have melted away by the time I got up to the theatre.

G.

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Poor old Mr. Frid.  I'm glad he got through it unscathed.  Of course you know I am wondering if that was the original cane he was holding...

Fabulous shots, Joe!

G.

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Thanks to MB and to Joe for those links.

I would love any thoughts from anyone who has notes to share about the visual impact of the screening and any related technical reviews about the sound, etc.  I just read an article in a Video Watchdog of a few issues back about "Wild Billy" Friedkin's havoc-wreaking "experiments" with the color settings on the French Connection DVD and what a mess he made of it (apparently, he made less of a mess with playing around with the "Cruising" DVD release).  The French Connection disc was such a horror that the cinematographer who is still alive apparently tried to have his name removed from it.

Darren's thoughtful comments about the color palette and "murkiness" effects in the print previously screened were so apt and fascinating to read.

I am trying to accept the reality that I will probably never, ever see hoDS again looking the way it did when I saw it in the movie theatre back in 1970.

G.

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Would love to hear details of this, for anyone who feels like sharing.  Sounds like great fun!  I would love to know the technical specs of what they screen.  It would be great if it were a gorgeous new 35 mm print of the movie.  If the owners decide to make it available, maybe our local rep house (founded among others by Thayer David!) will screen it one of these days.

G.

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Wishing everyone who attends a marvelous time!

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: In What Episode Did This Scene Appear?
« on: July 13, 2010, 03:57:20 AM »
Glad you found it, Claude darling!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: July 10, 2010, 04:26:16 AM »
I just loved Grayson's radiant smile in her entrance (in the film as we have it now) as Carlotta.  For some reason, proably the angle of the shot, her smile made me think of the young Diane Keaton, which was a big surprise--they certainly bore no resemblance to one another.

It isn't really the right thead for this, but the portrait of Liz doing her Big Reveal from a day or two ago was awesome. And of course I love today's two-shot of PT Ange and PT Roger.  What a wonderful moment, and how artful of you to capture it.

G.

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Humbert Allen Astredo Interviews
« on: July 08, 2010, 08:50:19 PM »
Dear Taeylor,

Yes, there is a post on Humbert's IMDB page about Jenny's memorial service.  So very sad.  The individual who posted knew her as a friend-of-a-friend, I guess.  He says that Humbert was too ill to attend the memorial service himself.

There is also a long post from the late Craig Hamrick dated 2006 about his interview with Humbert which has yet to be published.  Again, very sad, although it sounds as if Humbert's wit was in full form throughout the interview.

Best wishes,

Steve

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: In What Episode Did This Scene Appear?
« on: July 08, 2010, 07:41:12 PM »
Oh, it's there.  I think it is in the episode when [spoiler] Barn rings Collinwood and tells Julia she needs to come to Dr Lang's house and bring her medallion... to hypnotise Jeff and make him forget that Lang was going to cut off his head to serve as Adam's face[/spoiler].  I can give you the episode number later this evening, if somebody else doesn't get to it beforehand.

If I'm remembering correctly, however, in the above Julia and Cassandra are on their way to have lunch with Stokes.  It's in a later episode that Julia refers to the conversation about the occult.

Ah, an excuse to re-watch some Cassandra episodes!  Happy!

cheers, Steve

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*cough* Cousin Taeylor might have some competition for the supreme honor of Grayson's Number One Fan *cough*

For Her fans are Legion, and We are Many!  *cue creepy music*

heh heh,

Steve

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Current Talk '10 I / Re: Looking for a good Quentin Quote
« on: June 30, 2010, 03:00:16 AM »
I remember Quentin making remarks about the family, unfortunately all of a stingingly sarcastic bent, in such episodes as Judith's reading of Grandmamamama's will, the episode in which Quentin finds out about Jenny, and one of the early episodes involving Laura's return and Edward's attempt to take the moral high ground.

It's not a Quentin quote, but I think my all time favorite line about the family is Carolyn in an early 1970 episode proclaiming "'Hypocrisy above all' is the Collins family motto."  Kitten SPEAKS it!

G.

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I don't think these photos were ever used in the mag.  That may by why they're available in their online archive now.  I tried really hard to find a photo, any photo, of Grayson on set during the NotI shoot in the blitz of pubs back in 1963-64.  I made multiple library trips and looked at anything I could find in all the major mags of the day and there was never any sign of her, anywhere.  She was referred to in passing here and there in some of the articles (most memorably in a quote from Burton that obviously referred to her--it irked me that the journo described her as "venerable" when she was only 41 years old!).  It's poetic justice that she won the lone Oscar nom from the film since she was pretty much treated as a non-entity in the press coverage.

There's a big splashy article about the torrid Taylor-Burton romance in the current Vanity Fair (with brief mentions of their time in PV on the NotI shoot).  The reporter says that Burton was nominated for an "Oscar" 9 times but never awarded one.  It's clear that actual acting talent has very little to do with taking home one of those glittery little statuettes.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 28, 2010, 05:17:05 AM »
Yeah, it seems clear from the number of quotes on that calendar that there was at least one other version of the screenplay that the rest of us haven't seen.  Hopefully Pierson will make it all available to Darren for the DVD release.  (Just looking back at the start of this topic in July '09 and now really wondering whether we're going to see the release of the films this Oct. as initially stated.)

G.

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