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You know, darling, lurking in the shadows gets a little dicey when you're wearing a birthday hat and wielding noisemakers with that degree of elan.

Happy, happy birthday and hope you got LOTS of cake.  Yeah, cake. That's the ticket.

Your Admirer,

Gothick

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I loved the Willie/Julia scene in this show.  It was one of the few moments where some REAL emotion came through in the whole wacky let's-create-Eve storyline, which otherwise didn't work all that well, in my not-so-humble opinion.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Group Grope
« on: April 09, 2004, 08:13:45 PM »
Angelique intones to Jeff:

Jeff Clark, you WILL touch your Hair!  I have puh-romised you that!  You cannot resist the curse of the brylcreem mixed with the rose water!  Touch your Hair, Jeff!  Touch it, Bitch!

Oops, wrong show.  ; >


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Current Talk '22 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 08, 2004, 08:10:41 PM »
Well, since someone in the NEW WB DS production staff is supposedly reading what we write, here's something for them to chew on:

*Memo to your hotshot new makeup artist:  DON'T do a repeat of your award-winning BtVS vamp makeup for the DS Undead.  I'm sure I'm not the only fan out there who'd rather not see Collinsport overrun with Klingon-vamps (as I call them).

*If Robert Cobert ISN'T hired to score the series, please think about a sound that will be eerie, mysterious, and otherwordly, not the reheated Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Delius fests we get for the Smallville scores.
If you're not familiar with the original DS score, something along the lines of the classic Sixties Outer Limits score would work great.

*Memo to Mark Verheiden:  more adult dialogue for Dark Shadows, please?  I realize that the audiences seem to love the pablum you put into the mouths of your characters on Smallville, but we'd prefer a somewhat more sophisticated sound for such characters as Barnabas Collins, Roger Collins, and Liz. Why, on the old series even Willie was known to have a philosophical side.  I realize this is only the WB, so I'm not expecting Shakespeare, Ibsen, or even Tony Kushner. :>

Has anyone here ever seen the short lived WB series Gross Pointe?  Every time I think of things behind the scenes at the NEW WB DS office, I find myself recalling certain scenes of that series.  I really, really need a DVD release for Gross Pointe before the NEW WB DS hits my screen with a big, gooey splat.

G.

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Julia darling,

yes, I believe Carlotta wore the batwing number in the scene where she tells a surly Gerard that "things will be different now."  I'm pretty sure she wore it in at least one other scene as welll...

As for the blue spangled dress, I'm pretty sure she wore that in the dinner party scene.

Carlotta had more wardrobe options that Dr. Hoffman EVER had!  I guess Grayson stipulated in her contract (and btw, please note the billing in publicity for the film!) that she wanted "no more gawddamned tweed" in her wardrobe!

The first time I ever saw NoDS, when Carlotta appeared at the door of Collinwood to welcome the young master and his bride, I remember practically falling over from my perch about 2 feet in front of the TV.  "Holy Cow!" I remember sputtering.  "What's she dressed for?  A bal masque???"  Of course, my excitement at seeing the Divine One again already had me totally on edge...

xo  Steve

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Thanks for this, Darren.  btw, I absolutely adored the new photos you unveiled on Stuart's site.  The one of Grayson and Nancy hanging out in their chic sunglasses and Collins couture s my new favorite photo... very Addams Family!

Steve

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:WB DS Ad Campaign?
« on: April 07, 2004, 02:35:50 PM »
Vlad, dear, this is the WB DS... I don't think those puncture wounds are going to be in that hunk's NECK... hahahahaha

Given the looks of the actors playing Barnabas and Willie this time around, I'm wondering whether they'll decide to have a homoerotic subtext around the relationship of the vampire and his "slave."

I must admit, THAT could get me to tune in.

MB, in the words of Jebez Hawkes, we want MORE!!!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 06, 2004, 10:10:25 PM »
Hahaha, glad it's not *my* desk that the hate mail is going to come flying across over THAT little goof!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 06, 2004, 09:19:10 PM »
Good call, Most Mysterious Seer.

Laughing is more fun than crying, after all.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Dark Shadows 2004
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:04:54 PM »
I read somewhere that Adrian Paul was supposed to play Quentin in the 1990s series, but they didn't get that far.

Will be interesting to see whether the WB series introduces Quentin in the first relay of shows, but leaves him in the wings for something BIG to attract attention later on.

cuz you all know that if there's one thing Mr Quentin Collins is, it's BIG.

*smirking shamelessly*  G.

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Thanks again for these, O Mysterious One.

I adore that close-up of a "tight-lipped" but lush-false-eyelashed Jooolia, giving that ratty Jeff Clark a piece of her mind!  "Get your a$$ in gear baby or it's back to Peoria for you, bag AND baggage!"  Guess I'm imagining Grayson bringing Pepe into the picture for that scene...

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Angelique..why do people LIKE this woman?
« on: April 05, 2004, 08:08:27 PM »
The fascination with Angelique is classic, and very simple.  Everybody loves a really good, no-holds-barred villain.  I thought Parker's work in the role went way beyond portrayal... she MOLDED Angelique to the unscrupulous, obsessed Witch we all loved to hate.  I think as Connie said, this was really true of all the DS actors and their characters.  At least it is certainly true of the people she mentioned, because they were simply very extraordinary actors.  The eccentric elan with which they lived their lives offstage bled through into the sizzle and spark they gave their characterizations before the cameras.

I can never really chose a favorite, but if I had to select a favorite Barnabas/Angelique scene, it would be the showdown between Cassandra and her erstwhile hubby in the Old House after Nicholas has removed her powers.  In less than a page of dialogue, they covered all the insanity of the emotional ups and downs these two went through with one another.  And both Parker and Frid played it brilliantly.  I still remember watching that as a child--glued to the tube doesn't begin to describe it!

G.

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Thanks, O Mysterious One, for reposting these.  You know how much I love to look...

And talking of that, boy is that a *steamy* close-up of Joe with eyes half-lidded and jaw slack with awakening fatal desire.  I'm having a lot of fun imagining what's going on below the frame.  Sultry!  (Yes, I know what was going on in the actual aired episode, but I have the feeling *my* version would not be without its fans--Connie, what say you?)

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:A Date That Will Live in Infamy
« on: April 05, 2004, 03:55:10 PM »
Thanks for posting that, O Mysterious One.  I don't remember having seen it before (now, I may have seen it, but with the kind of amnesia I'm coping with, it's entirely likely that I did see it and have plum forgotten.  As my beloved Great Grandmother said:  "Don't git old!")

I had to laugh when reading that, given that the Dark Shadows ratings were going up again in February-March of 1971, and the ABC executive board members at the March board meeting expressed concern that the network was shutting down such a popular, high profile series.

Substitute "who had followed" with "who had worked upon" in your card, and it does get a bit closer to the truth...

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 02, 2004, 10:35:51 PM »
Technically, I think what was posted on the BU site was a "treatment" rather than a script.  It contained a lot of dialogue, which of course could all get changed (let's pray devoutly for that consummation).  It was posted I think about a week after the "sides" that were used for the auditions.  Parenthetically, the "sides" included [spoiler]a scene similar to that in hoDS in which Julia confronts Barnabas at the Old House and offers him the possibility of a cure.  IIRC, that scene was not part of the pilot script, so presumably the "sides" included material from future scripts.  I don't think Julia is introduced in the pilot, which may be why her casting has yet to be announced.[/spoiler]

Trust me, darling--the treatment stank.  But I have to say it was par for the course for what I"ve seen of Angel, Tarzan, and Charmed on the WB, not to mention the later seasons of BTVS--all of which stank in my opinion, but have their fans...

G.

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