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My very best wishes for a smooth, healing convalescence for Jackie.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 I / Re: jonathan frid on youtube
« on: March 08, 2007, 11:11:30 PM »
"I was a very nervous person on that show..." Priceless!

I was surprised to see David Jay ("Leviathan Boy") come up and give JF a hug at the very end.  Do we know whether he ever attended another DS event after this?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 I / Re: Quiz From the Dark Side
« on: March 08, 2007, 10:39:43 PM »
I got 7 out of 11 which seems very high given that I only watched about four of the shows involved.

That new series, Blood Ties, looks like a bit of cheesy fun for late nights.  If any cousins tune in, I'd be curious to see a review.  I don't have cable so won't be watching.

G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: Yet another warlock's head in a box
« on: March 07, 2007, 09:22:06 PM »
Darren, I've never seen They Saved Hitler's Brain, but I think it now qualifies as must viewing, thanks to that hysterical still!  Thanks so much for sharing it!

Penny Dreadful, oh how I wish you could talk Zack into doing it! Especially if Judith Zack were given some of the dialogue of our own beloved Judith Collins!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: Yet another warlock's head in a box
« on: March 07, 2007, 08:17:29 PM »
Hi Penny Dreadful,

forgive me if I'm insulting you even by ASKING this, but have you ever seen the 1965 Amicus film, The Skull, co-starring Uncle Peter Cushing and Uncle Christopher Lee?  I think it's based on a Robert Bloch tale and am pretty sure Bloch wrote the film.

I think the plot of this movie and the premise concerning the skull of the Marquis de Sade is closer to the Judah Zachery (haha I almost typed "Judith Zacherley"--Zack's EEE-vil sister, perchance?) storyline than the films you mention.

A Fan 4ever,

Gothick

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: The Leviathan Episode's
« on: March 07, 2007, 05:52:56 PM »
Thanks for that correction, Mark.  I was actually thinking of "The Haunter of the Dark."  I realized last year while looking at a Lovecraft anthology given to me by a friend some years ago that I had NEVER READ that tale, so I promptly sat down and read it.  I absolutely adored it so you would think I would have been able to remember the title!  Love the notion of the Shining Trapezehedron which seems to have been "borrowed" into the Buffyverse, as well...  (I had to find the proper title of this tale by running a google on Shining Trapezehedron.  Yes, I could remember that unwieldly phrase, but not the title of the story.  My mind is an odd place to live.)

As for that other incident, [spoiler]I know it's mega-naff but I like to imagine that clever Julia had designed a cross that was friendly to Barn but repelled all other vampires![/spoiler]

Cheers, G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: Dear Dead Amanda
« on: March 07, 2007, 05:03:14 PM »
I love some of those scenes in 1897 where Q and B were practically chin to chin in one another's faces and it looked as if one was going to kiss the other at any moment--particularly with Q's habit of cracking those sweet, sarcastic smiles when he's about to make one of his famous Quentin-zingers...

G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: Crushes on DS Stars
« on: March 07, 2007, 04:32:40 PM »
I thought there was a slashy component (no doubt this existed only in my own twisted mind) in the scenes between the original Reverend Trask and Nathan Forbes that were featured in the slideshows a couple of days ago.

Between Trask's HEAVY eyeliner and his sweaty-palmed "enthusiasm," and the Bad Lieutenant's lecherous swagger, I really was ready to see Trask get down on his knees for my OWN idea of "that old time religion" and a little "divine" service (um, not so little when you realize what was inside those "vulgar" trousers).

Perhaps the scene could have played to Dusty Springfield's recording of "Just a little lovin', early in the mornin', beats a cuppa coffee for startin' out the day..." Oh, my bad, Dust did not record that song till the 1968 Atlantic "Dusty in Memphis" sessions.

cheers, G.

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I believe the stakes Bram Stoker describes in the novel Dracula were around three feet long, actually.  I recall seeing a documentary somewhere or other where the presenter brought one out and said Hollywood and Hammer had modified it to what we are used to seeing because something that big would look "ridiculous."

One of the few bits used from the novel in the new BBC film version was that the stakes were more like the ones described in the book than we usually see.  Of course they were used in a totally over-the-top manner...

This isn't the first time in history, by a long shot, that a dead dictator's grave has been desecrated by a vengeance-seeking mob.  I believe it was in fact by Parliamentary order that the dead bodies of Cromwell and Ireton, the leaders of the 1640s "English Revolution" that ended in the decapitation of Charles I, were exhumed and hung from a gallows to exact a posthumous punishment.

G.

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I'm very sorry to hear about his fall.  Glad to hear he is healing, though.  The back can be a very troublesome area, once anything goes wrong; so, if he is already feeling in less pain, that's a very positive sign.

I am sure Sam must have been QUITE startled when it happened--maybe even more startled than JF was himself!

Best wishes,

Steve

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Didn't Luciaphil write a hysterical story on the old Lighter Side BB about how Bob the Bartender was such a cheapskate at the Blue Whale, he refused to buy any new 45s for the jukebox and just let the same 3 songs play over and over again?  I still crack up every time I think about that.

G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Re: The Leviathan Episode's
« on: March 06, 2007, 09:47:05 PM »
Hi Arashi,

if you have the chance, some day you should read The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by Lovecraft.  It includes some flashbacks to the 18th century that are far more historically realistic than what was attempted on DS--the closest link, I think, apart from a Professor Stokes-like character who gets involved, is that it was an inspiration (via the film adaptation, The Haunted Palace) for the film Night of Dark Shadows.

I personally find Lovecraft's fiction quite addictive.  The Lurker at the Threshold and The Thing on the Doorstep are great yarns both of which have a DS sort of atmosphere about them.  I guess you'll either love it or hate it.  It's difficult to be indifferent to HPL!

G.

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Sandor sez "Ah!  what fine Wheeeesky!  Surely no one will notice one less bottle..."

What a cute contest, Mysterioso darling.  Only you could be "casually reminded" of a thread from four years ago...

G.

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The wonderful, the magnificent, the incomparable Thayer David.  Truly favored and a sad exemplar of the truth of the ancient proverb that the Greeks had--"those whom the Gods love die young."

I wish whoever owns the rights would give a proper release to Thayer's Nero Wolfe film.  It is one of his finest roles and deserves to be more widely known.

G.

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Current Talk '07 I / Dear Dead Amanda
« on: March 05, 2007, 05:48:59 PM »
So, yesterday I was watching some 1897 episodes... not actually watching whole shows but just fast forwarding around to various scenes... and I saw one of the early scenes between Tim and Amanda.  And Tim actually informed Amanda that her face was full of "wisdom and innocence."   I just about died.

I couldn't think of anything that could top Trask's line about Abigail's "kindly, loving face" but this did the trick.

G.

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