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Current Talk '04 II / Re: The Divine One Strikes Again
« on: August 04, 2004, 05:31:29 PM »
Wow--another post-birthday treat for me with this thread.  Heather, those snaps are GORGEOUS!  I agree about Intrator's use of close-ups--one of the *many* reasons why I adore this movie!

Believe it or not, the filming happened around November 1960 (which made Meg Myles' swim sequence a frosty event for the actress).  That means GH was 37 when she did this.

There's a video kicking around fandom of an episode of an early 1950s TV show, Lights Out, in which she had a non-speaking role (but got some good close-ups).  She more than once described herself as a teenager "longing to play the ingenue but stuck with a whiskey-baritone voice... no boobs, no bottom" (I'm only half paraphrasing here).  Even in the early 1940s when she was doing summer stock, she was playing vampy, older woman roles.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Happy Birthday, Gothick!
« on: August 04, 2004, 04:16:30 PM »
Wow!  I'm ba-ack from a 10 day vay-kay (yes, tis true--the DNC drove me out of town--though I had actually planned the trip months ago).  Thank you all very much for your hearty, generous wishes!  On my birthday, I was at an idyllic farm in Ontario.  We had wonderful weather and I cooked a lasagna dinner, with chocolate cake for dessert, for a lovely group of people I adore.  It's a Philippine custom to cook dinner for your friends on your b-day--I'm not Filipino but I have fun with this custom on certain years... I ended the evening with a romantic, HOT (in EVERY sense of the word) wood sauna with my hunky boyfriend... mmmrrrrrowrrrr... (happy contended purring from Gothick).

While we were playing, I did hear an odd, echoing SHRIEK of indignation coming from far, far away... and I wondered just what it was--a wet kitty in a state of barely contained fury???  And now, looking at Connie's GENIUS artwork, I know who was haranguing me--Miss Judith Fellows, Chaperone Extraordinaire!

I'll make sure there's nothing sharp and pointed in reach on my next visit to tea with Our Judith!

Heather, you should write the Judith/Pepe story!  I LOVE IT!!!

And I want to see it SOON... you know what I mean, Missy... DON'T MAKE ME TAKE STEPS...

cackling yet again with delight,  Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Episodes #77 and #78
« on: July 23, 2004, 08:56:28 PM »
Sally's Shadowy Secrets!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Review of DS Reunion DVD
« on: July 23, 2004, 08:43:33 PM »
Hey Jennifer!

Me in the shower with Don--I drop the bar of soap, yell "oopsie!" in a high squeal, and turn around and bend down very s-l-o-w-l-y to pick it up.

Evil cackles,

Steve the Incorrigible

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I don't know whether your computer allows you to listen to music on the Web, but on this website there used to be a couple of songs from Emerald Rose available for free download:

http://www.witchvox.com

Look around the busy and crowded front page for the link to the music section.  If I find a better link at some point, I'll send it to you in a message.

I love their song "Freya Shakti"--it makes a wonderful alternative to the standard Goddess chant most Pagans use at open rituals. Unfortunately not enough people really know it well enough to use it, but people always appreciate it whenever I sing it.

G.

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These are all great shows, but my top favorite scenes are the ones with Mrs Johnson in the diner.  Clarice projected such realism in that part.  I'm older than Mrs J was supposed to be at this point, and she looked and talked like such an "old lady"!  It's really too bad that that character was watered down so much in the later years.  I always love it when I play the episode when Cassandra is asking her about her dreams and she snaps:  "I'm too BUSY for dreams!"

Great coments, Emerald Rose! (btw, do you own or have you ever heard any of the songs by that band, Emerald Rose?  They're really fabulous if you like good Celtic music, with a hearty Pagan edge.)

Best,  Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 II / Re: Review of DS Reunion DVD
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:52:54 PM »
Thanks for that great review, Midnite!  Congrats to David!

As a closet Dody Goodman groupie, I'm pretty excited about the extras on this disc.  I just wish they had included Grayson's Playtex bra commercial.  MPI still doesn't give the Grayson fans much respect, it seems.  *pout*

Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: Petition for a New DS Movie
« on: July 21, 2004, 03:46:42 PM »
I'm not opposed to the petition, although I personally have no interest in new DS products.  I do have a morbid curiosity in the rejected pilot because of all the hoopla (plus, I think Alec Newman is seXXXy).

Just for what it is worth, I have heard that for whatever reason, industry types are much more impressed by old fashioned snail-mail letters than online petitions.  Perhaps people who have a serious interest in this should start a campaign to have fans send snail letters to Burton's office.  Someone could write up a template letter--the fan could just send this as is, or embellish it according to personal preference.

I also disagree that the "DS franchise" (a phrase I personally detest) is in serious trouble.  Those electric disc-thingies are selling like the proverbial hotcakes, and the entire series is STILL in print, IN ITS ENTIRETY, on VHS.  Do you know how quickly most material goes out of print on VHS and DVD?  I think DS has an excellent track record in terms of niche marketing.

As for its absence on the small screen, I blame WorldVision.  I have no details, but I bet they're asking the usual way-beyond-the-market price for the b'cast rights.

G.

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What a thrill!!! My heartiest congratulations to you, Darren.  I know you've been working on this one for years.

Steve

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: ** No Resurrection For Shadows **
« on: July 20, 2004, 10:43:19 PM »
That's a really interesting little piece, Victoria.  Thanks for sharing it.  It does sound as if the "preview" is still on the cards--I do hope we get to see this.

I personally find that make-up artist's work beyond OTT, but he won me over with his obvious devotion to Dark Shadows.  That did look like Alec Newman in the top photo.

My apologies to fans of the English language (a once popular tongue, gradually wiped out in the late twentieth century)--my original post should have spelled the phrase "back-pedaling," though I suppose there's a certain macabre justice to the way my fingers insisted upon spelling it.

G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: ** No Resurrection For Shadows **
« on: July 20, 2004, 07:37:24 PM »
Hi Patti, the answer is YES; the actors get paid for their work in the movie.

I imagine if there is ever a DVD release, they'll get some residuals from that as well, but it sounds as if TPTB want to hide the movie in a black hole.  I'm very curious now as to whether the announced "preview" is going to happen at the Festival Weekend.  My purely amateur, totally uninformed guess is that that particular event will be quietly canceled.

At this point, *I'm* curious to have a look at it, though.  First they said it was the most wonderful thing since the Walton's Family Xmas; now they claim it was crapola?

Makes you wonder whether you can get a severe spinal injury from back-peddling at that acute an angle.

G.

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I played all three promos--FANTASTIC work!  I think my favorite is the Parallel Time one; in part because it's an exciting promo that doesn't give too much of the story away.  The 1967 one could run on the WB today, although the writing, acting and direction are about 500 times better than the WB's standard (if you can call it that).  but I'm not bitter...

G.

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Has anyone heard yet when Nancy Barrett's cabaret performance is going to take place?

After Darren's presentation, that's what I am most looking forward to on the program.

Cheers, G.

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Current Talk '04 II / Re: ** No Resurrection For Shadows **
« on: July 15, 2004, 08:00:07 PM »
Huh. sounds like backpedalling to me, plus ye passing of ye olde bucke...

G.

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Polls Archive / Re: Fest Guest Poll
« on: July 14, 2004, 10:13:58 PM »
Aye, I voted for The Donald, bien sur.

Although it was hard to choose among him, HHA, and Henesy.  Henesy must have some great Grayson stories.

I would also really love to see Matt Hall invited to another Festival.  I wonder whether he's been invited to "The Weekend"?

And then, of course, there's my funtime lover...Mr. Michael Hadge!

I love Buzz, and He Loves Me!

Looping the Loop,

Gothick

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