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Your description of Joan's aggressive beehive had me grinning.  Thanks.

I agree with your comments upon the whole Vicki/Roger thing.  Major squick.  The really creepy stuff with Roger is still yet to come, of course.

Wonderful writing from you, as always.

G.

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Current Talk '05 I / Re: 38 years ago, April 1967
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:09:48 PM »
Adrian, your Cassandra collage is a real treat!  Many thanks!  You really captured those unique qualities that made Cassandra... quite a lady.

As for the other, words fail me.  But if I really struggle, "uncanny" comes to mind.  brrrr.

G.

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Current Talk '05 I / Re: Character Epitaphs
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:05:46 PM »
Connie dear, you ARE a romantic!

sighing at the rhapsodic lyricism of it all (while taking inner wicked delight at the "painterly" crenellations of a nude Quentin Collins),

Steve

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David (talking to John Karlen o/s):  "Johnny, I TOLD you, THREE's a CROWD!!"

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Tom: I SAID... KISS ME... you FOOL!

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Dear Fans,

I checked around and nobody seems to have posted this recent update to Craig Hamrick's site:

http://www.darkshadowsonline.com/photo-featured.html

There are some must-see photos here--GREAT images of Grayson in One Life to Live, along with two other projects; great photos of Louis Edmonds on "Family Feud" (with a wonderful memoir of Louis from the late great Ruth Warrick), a *priceless* publicity photo of Louis with Actress Jan Miner ("Madge" of the old "you're soaking in it" Palmolive commercials) in a 1961 show; candid photos of Sam Hall, Diana Millay, and Matthew Hall from 2001; some gorgeous snapshots of Nancy Barrett as a very young woman; and more I haven't even mentioned!

Many thanks to Craig for sharing these.  That snap of Grayson with that TELEPHONE (said in a tone of voice that suggests it is an obscure and detestable form of venereal disease) made my week!

Best, G.

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Current Talk '05 I / Re: What About an Animated Dark Shadows?
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:08:01 PM »
It would not be my cup of tea.

But then, I generally frown upon remakes... particularly of anything that was done to classic standards in the first place.  Despite all the bloopers and blunders, I do regard DS as a classic.  I am afraid the same could not be said of the 1990 series.

G.

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I think the thread on violence against women on the show is highlighting just one of the *many* real life, nitty-gritty reasons for the gestation of the feminist movement in the US at that time (the 1960s).  The next time you hear somebody in the mass media bashing feminism (it seems to be quite the regular thing these days), you might stop and think about this.  And a lot of this sort of thing still goes on today.

Arashi, I thought that the episode you are thinking of wasn't the Dorcas Trilling killing, but that of Mr Wells, which featured one of DS' most Grand Guignol shots as the climax.  It is true that a lot of ABC affiliates began to drop the show from the fall of 1970 down to the end.  I remember during the very final weeks of the show, ch. 7 in Washington D. C. (I think) was airing it in the evenings.  I could pick up that broadcast and I was in heaven because I got to see some of the last episodes twice!

G.

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I think it's hysterical that the idea of Mrs J getting a job at C'wood has become "Kitten's" latest "social work project" as you so wittily describe it.

Your observation of Liz's creeping discomfort about Matthew is sharply observed.  It's really fascinating to watch her play her part in the story that develops from this.

G.

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Sarah in the diner is definitely up there with the moments that define why I keep coming back to Dark Shadows.  I agree with you regarding KLS--she is just so good here.  I think she was also excellent in the upcoming arc with Maggie and Joe's courtship.  My guess is that KLS felt more relaxed with Clarice, and I know Crothers was a friend in RL, and that helped her be ON in such an excellent way in these shows.

You're very perceptive about Sarah's hatred for Liz.  If only for that scene, I really want to see this show again now.  The thinly veiled subtext of course is that Bill cared for Liz in a way that he never did for Sarah.  A resentment I could see the latter carrying with her to the grave, but of course the character was severely watered down in the later years.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: The Forum's New Theme
« on: April 21, 2005, 02:35:38 PM »
I do hope it's just still clunky because they're still doing maintenance work, or whatever...

Thanks for all your hard work on this, Mysterioso Darling.  Everytime I think it can't possibly get any better, it does!

G.

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Hey Satan, don't forget Julia.  Not only was she constantly getting strangled, grabbed and roughhoused by Barn in 1967 (hmmm she must have *liked* it rough), she got her own back in the 1968 storyline in which she slapped Mrs Johnson, Cassandra and Joe.  In 1970 she had to slap Sabrina out of a hysterical episode.

Welcome to our board, and hope you continue to enjoy watching Dark Shadows (assuming you do enjoy watching it).

Gothick

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0678
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:19:17 PM »
*mouth opens in O, left hand clutches throat, right hand curls up to cover mouth, throws head back to GASP*

You... called her ... CONSTANCE!

*mute with shock*

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: The Forum's New Theme
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:10:09 PM »
The colors are indeed gorgeous.  I won't get attached to them because inevitably you will be making a change, but I just have to say... BRAVO.

The check for new stuff feels counter-intuitive to me.  No doubt it's yet another way in which I'm "special" compared to others, but I generally check things off that have already been attended to.

It was moving very slowly when I was on earlier today, but I'm using IE (haha) so have only Bill Gates to blame for that.

G.

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*doffs cap to a lovely lady in this season of approaching Beltane*

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