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I missed the broadcast, but would be curious to see it at some point.  Back in the Summer of '95 I finally sat down and read Wuthering Heights--the novel from what I recall is very different from ANY of the film versions I have come across--and I think would be a difficult story to film because of the harshness and the very different cultural dynamics of the setting in a remote part of ca. 1800 Yorkshire.

One of the oddest redactions (if I may use that word) of this book I have ever come across was a novel based on the popular 1960s series "That Girl!" (the show that made Miss Marlo Thomas a star)--she goes out to stay at a remote estate where reputedly a "living theatre" type production of Wuthering Heights is being mounted--and of course, Ann is supposed to be in line for the role of Cathy--and, perhaps, Cathy's fate?  You can find this oddity available on eBay, I think--I can barely remember much of it apart from dialogue in which "Cathy" informed "Heathcliff" that not only was he uncouth, but he smelled of dung!  Not the sort of thing one sees as a rule on Masterpiece Theatre.

The Brits seem to be going out into la-la land with their adaptations these days--judging from the recent series of Miss Marple films which bear, by and large, not even a nodding acquaintance with the plots and characterizations of the books supposed to be the sources for the screenplays.

And to bring the subject back to Dark Shadows--when there was a rare shot of Stella Young up here for one brief day, I wanted to start a "Who Killed Stella Young?" thread on the discussion board... but thought I might save that for an eventual re-viewing of the PT 1841 episodes, at some point.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '09 I / Exquisite drawing of Magda
« on: January 20, 2009, 10:49:46 PM »
Fans,

My talented friend Caroline, a very gifted young artist, has created this exquisite portrait of a youthful Magda Rakosi having a thoughtful moment on the road:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/cardine/magda.jpg

Caroline's blog is at http://freetre.blogspot.com

cheers!  Gothick

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Hey Bryan, that's all very exciting!  I'll be sure to subscribe to the blog.  It probably requires signing up for an official google account and I have put that off forever...

Some of those rare photos you have posted on the Archives section of your site really knock my socks off.  The publicity photo from Pat Moffatt alone has warranted multiple visits to the site... love the one of Cosette and Trudy together as well, and so many more...

cheers, Steve

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Bryan, I've been meaning to drop you a personal note to congratulate and to thank you for all the wonderful work you've been sharing with us on this site.  It has become one of my favorite places on the Net!  I am so glad you have taken it on to preserve the cultural legacy of Strange Paradise for those of us who are fans of this neglected series.

Best wishes always,

Steve

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Adrian Paul ... what a beautiful man!

The title, at least, of that film sounds interesting.  Alas, the fact that it debuts on what is left of the bargain-basement Sci Fi channel is less than grounds for optimism, but lightning has been known to strike in the most improbable places.

And who knows, if all else fails, perhaps Adrian will take his clothes off...

That Darn Gothick

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Dark shadows Festival Website
« on: January 17, 2009, 11:16:10 PM »
Welcome, Michaelhacketttodd!

I'm sorry to hear about Marcy Robin's difficulties.  The past few months have been harsh for a number of people I know, and it's hard to feel very optomistic about the future.

Thankfully, Collinwood is always there to console us with its wonderful memories when things are down and the excraeta hits the ventilating device.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Dark shadows Festival Website
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:02:24 PM »
Wow, that's pretty funny that it was announced in S-gram last Sept. and the website has still to be updated.

Kind of makes one wonder just what's going on?

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Dark shadows Festival Website
« on: January 16, 2009, 10:11:24 PM »
Hey Jim,

has there been an announcement anywhere about a 2009 Festival?  There might have been but if so my scattershot memory didn't retain the info.

As for the big crowds, I would think that whenever the movie is actually released, that might draw record attendance figures.  The DS Festival at Shea Stadium?

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Funny DS 1967 storyline review blog
« on: January 16, 2009, 12:26:13 AM »
I stumbled upon this via Google while looking for some shots of Magda for a friend's project.  If you enjoy a certain kind of dry, offkey humor, maybe you'll find this board as funny as I did.  It's this guy named James in London watching the 1967 DVDs and writing his own little synopsis/reviews of what happens:

http://www.soapchat.net/showthread.php?t=142843&page=4

He uses catchphrases for a number of the players--Liz is Joan Bennett (well, of course), Julia is "Dr. Tootsie", Carolyn is Groovy Sixties Girl, Willie is referred to as Harvey something or other (from Karlen's work on Cagney & Lacey), etc.

Here's a typical snippet:


"I cannot permit you to continue your existence!" Barnabas tells Dr Tootsie, but then she tells him she's been working on
this great new diet plan that could cure him of his vampirism. He's interested for a while, but then decides to kill her
anyway. That's when she tells him she's treating Maggie the Dead Waitress and that sooner or later Maggie will recover
her memory and blow the whistle on him, unless she is alive to stop her! That Dr Tootsie--she's so nuts.

cheers, G.

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I read about this a couple of months ago.  I saw one of those public domain VHS versions in the early 90s and am doubtful whether anything could improve this film... Barbara is lovely in her scenes of course (as is Ian Ogilvy), and from an historical point of view it's interesting as an early salvo from the director of WITCHFINDER GENERAL.

2009 really seems set to be The Year of Barbara Steele.  I wonder what other surprises we have in store?

Thanx Restev!

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Julia is singing my song
« on: January 14, 2009, 11:10:21 PM »
Liz did wear a coiled-snake brooch--really the height, the summit of Park Avenue elegance--when she was under the thrall of the Leviathans (aka LeviaLiz, as I like to call her).  It was stated in a couple of scripts that people wore naga (snake) themed jewellry as a means of recognizing one another in the cult.

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Julia is singing my song
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:32:53 PM »
Why, Midnite, you're right!  Which means that not only is my brain gone, but my eyes are no longer functioning either.

Oh well...

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Julia is singing my song
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:05:45 PM »
Golly, today's screen capture and caption really hits the target.  "If I could only think!" indeed.  Given that Chris seems to be on the point of leaving the room, perhaps the good doctor's sentence should be finished:  "If I could only think, I might remember where I put the prophylactics, Chris!  Chris! Oh, Chris!"

Love the brooch Julia is wearing on this day.  I loved the bangs from the 69/70 period of Leviathan.

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: Strange Music in Background on DS Collection 23
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:03:01 PM »
There's a 1968 episode from late in the "Vampilique" storyline that has weird music and other sounds (I think muted, garbled dialogue) in one or two scenes.  I remember asking about this years ago and I was told that the distortion had happened on the master tape and with the tech then available could not be removed.  It may still not be able to be removed.

An explanation that occurs to me is that the master tape that was used on the taping dates concerned had been reused and for some reason, the previous content had not been completely wiped off the tape when it was used to record the episode.

From various threads here about the failure of many soap operas from the 1960s to survive, it seems as if the networks did re-use videotape a fair amount back in the day.

G.

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Current Talk '09 I / Re: coffee with the girls
« on: January 14, 2009, 12:19:54 AM »
Claude darling, I was so entranced with the idea of Julia, Cassandra and Stokes having lunch together that I wrote an entire story about the episode, once upon a time.

I love your ideas about the meeting.  I really wish we had gotten to see more of THIS and less of Adam running around in that silly green sweater pawing himself or any female within reach.

G.

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