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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0658
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:09:41 PM »
I just watched this last night on the DVD set (it came a couple of weeks ago) and am more impressed with it than ever.  Sooo deliriously Brechtian, and one of the shows that feels as if it echoes NYC avant garde theatre of the day (another one is the dream that Quentin has [spoiler]after he murders Jenny, when Magda comes in with her tambourine--always love that show because it's just so ... weird![/spoiler]

The revelation that Joe was mistaken in who he thought he was talking to in the mausoleum gave me a real fright the first time I saw it.  That sequence is worthy of something out of the 1940s Universal "house of monster" films.

The episode ending in one of the most bleak scenes ever seen in DS.  Fabulous work all around.

G.

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Well.  It's not DS related, but the male lead's hair reminds me of Baron Meinster's little pouf (actually three hairpieces sewn together, apparently) in the 1960 classic Brides of Dracula, one of my personal all time favorite vampire movies. 

I really, really hope we don't see Vicki pacing the halls of Collinwood with those annoying little white earbuds and her nano-eyepod while some cheesy emo-rock sludge-a-thon plods on the soundtrack in Depp Shadows.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss: '91 Series - Ep #09
« on: November 18, 2008, 05:44:39 PM »
Love the latest montage.  Julialique looks like the cat that ate the canary.  FABULOUS capture!!!

Trask Thinnes' caterpillar eyebrows are deeply, harrowingly, traumatizingly SCARY.  Just imagining that leering, hideous face looming over mine closer and closer would have me babbling any heresy or black mass litany that he would dictate, just to make him STOP!

For some reason, I find that photo of Vampette with blood smeared wide-open maw hysterical.  Blood by Helena Rubinstein?  This is the kind of thing I expect to see a lot of in Depp Shadows.

G.

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Well I read Alice's Adventures Underground (original title) several times as a child, saw the Disney cartoon and even took a swipe at the Annotated edition that came out in the late Sixties or early Seventies (a jewel of a book)--so, I would think that the "humanoid" characters such as Mad Hatter and Red Queen will be costumed actors, while such beings as the Caterpillar on his mushroom (Gods, I'm already hearing Grace Slick warbling dreamily in the background), the Dormouse, and the White Rabbit will use the latest fancy-schmancy winking-blinking gizmo tech from BeoWOOF (as we call it in the bear community).

I doubt whether I have the stamina for this sort of thing.  But I do find the photo of Depp Hatter very trippy and psychedelic! 

I wonder whether the present-day sequences for Depp Shadows will have a more toned down post-Victorian Goth look, while the 18th cent. flashbacks might experiment with the more trippy way-out stuff that Burton can't seem to get enough of.

Pondering,

G.

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Hmm.  To me he resembles a luridly colored version of Lon Chaney in the lost classic London After Midnight from the 1920s.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: KATHRYN L. SCOTT IN A WIG?
« on: November 17, 2008, 06:01:20 PM »
Can't someone in the TLATKLS fan club just contact Miss Scott and find out whether she worked on this?

She seems very approachable and willing to talk to sincere fans.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: vicki and peter in 1991
« on: November 14, 2008, 08:40:40 PM »
It seemed as if they also planned to have a composite version of the Laura and Cassandra storylines with Lysette Anthony's return.  Now, since in 1991, Maggie is a powerful psychic (and something of a white witch) who is Roger's lover, that sets the stage for a big Magickal battle between Mags and LaurCassangelique.  *That* could have been fun since Ely Pouget showed some feisty energy in her scenes in the episodes in which she had more to do than just stand around and look pretty.

If the Prof. Stokes character came on the scene with Laura's return, it would have been interesting to see who they would have cast in that role.

G.

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Congratulations to all involved. 

On the cover, is the figure on the stairs with the flashlight by any chance from a scene in the 1991 series where Barbara Steele's Julia is about to "confront the monster in his lair"?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: KATHRYN L. SCOTT IN A WIG?
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:23:22 PM »
Katie Lee Star!  haha, it's a long time since I heard that one!

Thanks,

G.

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Anita Bolster had a great little role as a sinister housekeeper in a 1940s film I saw last year.  I believe Agnes Moorehead was in it too. 

She had a surprisingly active career--she keeps popping up in various things from the 1940s through the 1960s.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0671
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:16:52 PM »
MSC,

your last post reminds me of a famous comment of Angelique's to a certain tycoon, which I'll paraphrase:

"From Patchwork Skirt to Junior Sophisticate--my, how the waitress has risen!"

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: To YOU who is the hottest male on the original?
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:10:29 PM »
Ooh!  Is the dear Lieutenant happy to see me, or is that a Weapon of Mass Destruction he's got throbbing in his britches??

Happy Remembrance Day, Mysterioso Dahling!

cheers, G.

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Great photo, Jimbo. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara still has star power after all these years.  Love those earrings!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Edit on DS Collectors set 6
« on: November 09, 2008, 08:56:24 PM »
I know I feel sad anytime I think about never again hearing a Bronx-accented male voice off-camera bellowing at darling Bathia Mapes: "Go to the house!"

I'd pay for a compilation of special moments that MPI's goody-two-shoes DVD staff edited out of the discs...

G.

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That's fantastic news Borgosi!  Thanks for sharing.

G.

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