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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Blowing It
« on: June 25, 2003, 02:18:27 PM »
Well,I've always known that Yeagar had a nose for mischief, but ...

I need to make a copy of this image and put it somewhere safe so that when people ask about "special" effects on DS, I can show them a prime instance.  Provided you take "special" in the sense of not... quite... right...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:Briscoliciousness Alert!
« on: June 25, 2003, 02:12:48 PM »
John, I surely do wish MPI would add features like commercials our favorite stars did back in the day, but I don't think they feel the need to bother, when they can just set a camera up in front of Dan Curtis and get 10 minutes of the Great One enlightening the world about his own extraordinary genius.  In the words of the immortal Lucy van Pelt, ::bleah::  Still, thanks for the note about the ciggie commercial.  I hadn't heard of that one before. Have you heard the rumors about DB's Colt magazine layout? ::salivates::

And Julia, perhaps the Rodan film finally revealed the true reason why Eliot was so interested in Adam! Everybody chant together:  big hands, big feet ...

sorry to be so disgusting. It's the weather.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:Briscoliciousness Alert!
« on: June 24, 2003, 04:43:55 PM »
Thanks for this alert, John.  I will be out of town (and far away from any television) but will try and get one of my housemates (who is a huge Jeannie fan) to tape it for me.  I have always wanted to see this.

Do you buy any chance have that shower commercial with our Don soaping up?  Just the thought of it makes my glasses get steamy.

Steve

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Good for you, Rainey Park, supporting your local independent bookstore.
The brave folks who keep those going need all the help they can get.  I try hard to support the two stores in this area that are independent.  It is extra difficult in Boston and Cambridge because of all the used book stores around.  Still something of a bibliophile's paradise, though not what it once was.

How was your Midsummer?  We had chilly, rainy weather, so had a cosy indoor celebration.  I realized as we were getting ready for it that we've had chilly, rainy weather for the past 3 years in a row now on Midsummer.  I sometimes think the Goddess is just laughing at us!  We had smashing weather for Beltane, though, so I am not complaining.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest
« on: June 23, 2003, 04:23:03 PM »
I think that MPI had this available on VHS a few years back.  They released a lot of the DC directed and/or produced 70s TV movies, I know.  Unfortunately to my knowledge they never did The Great Ice Rip-off--it would be nice to have a good quality copy of that film (Grayson had a good role in it--and Shadows of the Night is heard playing in a coffee shop at one point!).

Gothick

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There's a book of arrangements that came out, I believe, from KLS' publishing house--the Pomegranate Press.

I meant to pick up a copy at the time, as it had some unique photos.  I'm not sure whether it's in print or note. There's always abebook and such.

G.

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Fabulous work with this montage, MB.  I particularly love the little shot of Eliot vamping it up.  I always want to capture this photo: "ROGER, I told you not to take that doughnut!"  (It may be too scandalous to report on this Board, but I've read in several sources, starting I believe with the original KLS MY DS Scrapbook, that Roger Davis was constantly trying to steal the doughnuts Thayer David would bring to the studio to snack on.  There's also a story about Thayer and Grayson's fondness for small red bananas, that I think Grayson bought at some Chinatown produce mart.)

Gerard, I think the MB put a block up to keep folks from downloading any of the images posted here.  I forget the reason but I believe it involved bandwidth (you know, that weird thing programmers always invoke when they're doing something arcane they don't want us to know the REAL reason for).  It may have to do with the DCP copyright, though, for all I know.

MB, how about a nice, juicy montage focusing on Don Briscoe's shirtless scenes in hoDS? that would make jennifer and me really, really happy.

purring, Gothick

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Well, given that the writer (I use the term loosely, you understand) of this tiny gem of expository prose implied that DS only "spawned" ONE feature film, And that Joan only did "a few TV films" between 1971 and her passing, it's hardly to be expected that s/he would be aware of Grayson's post-DS career (which was more noted for stage work than films or TV).

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:"Eye of the Devil" and Dark Shadows
« on: June 19, 2003, 05:16:38 PM »
Vlad, I think the David Hemmings character was supposed to be gay, but it was so understated in the finished film as to be practically unnoticeable.  It was also implied, I thought, that the Sharon Tate character had a queer side, and isn't there dialogue that identifies her as a witch?  basically anybody who was in tune with the outdoors, animals, herbs, etc. was often described as a witch in village society.

G.

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I ***LOVED*** Ode to Angelique back in the day.  I saw in 16 magazine that a 45 of it was out and looked EVERYWHERE for it, but of course could not find it.

We did not have a cassette recorder then, so I never got to make a tape of it, but they played it so frequently on the show that I soon memorized the tune.

It was a huge thrill for me when all the different arrangements came out on the one DS CD.  I found the original 45 a somewhat disappointing arrangement when I finally got to hear it.

Joanna's theme is beautiful, in my opinion--one of my favorite Bob Cobert tunes.

I really wish there had been a moment where Hoffman turned to Bruno, arched an eyebrow, gave him a smile so frosty it left icicles on his schnozz, and purred "Composer?  Come off it, babe, you were never more than an uppity Las Vegas lounge act!"

another missed opportunity,

G.

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Hi Vlad, if you can find it, there is a very useful book called Sexual Heretics, edited by Brian Reade and published in 1970, that reprinted a lot of these 1890s poets who challenged the literary orthodoxy of the day with their daring queer subject-matter (and often explored obscure fixed forms in a fascinatingly creative way--Ezra Pound, of course, had complete contempt for any poet who worked in fixed forms).

I wonder whether the portrayal of Gray in the Wilde film may have been based upon the account of Gray in a very gossipy book by Rupert Croft-Cooke, Feasting with Panthers.  Croft-Cooke also wrote a book about Wilde's sex life that was loaded with salacious anecdotes about folks like John Gray and his very twisted lover, Andre Raffalovich.

As for Bosie Douglas, I don't think he was ever taken very seriously as a poet, though he desperately wished to be.  Some of his poems do stand up surprisingly well, but at the time, with his title and his privileged background, everyone in London simply regarded him as a spoiled dilletante riding on O. W.'s coat-tails.

Sadly, Bosie grew more embittered and vitriolic as time went on, and he made life for Wilde's executor, the saintly Robbie Ross, as difficult as possible.

Excuse all this natter, maybe something here of interest,

G.

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:"Eye of the Devil" and Dark Shadows
« on: June 18, 2003, 02:58:33 PM »
Oooh, Witches and Homosexuals!  *my* kind of people...

G.

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Cape May?  I've always wanted to go there.  Among other things, I'd love to scrounge through the local library (or maybe it would have to be the newspaper morgue) to look for clippings from Grayson's appearance there in a summer stock play.  May have been a production of the Man who came to dinner.

Totally off topic, but a friend to whom I loaned my new Daughters of Darkness DVD (which I have yet to view, since I don't actually own a DVD player--oops!), confessed his "embarrassment" at lusting after Johnny the K.  I informed him that back in 1970, Johnny had the sexiest tush on screen!

And Connie has the screen captures to prove it.

G.

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Hey Jennifer, can I get hunk intern Chris Jennings to give me a total body exam? wait, don't let me trip over my own trousers as I fumble to remove them!!!

suddenly, I'm just loving the American medical system!

xoxo G.

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I believe that Turn of the Screw was originally produced for UK television, in which the convention is that all "outdoor broadcast" (OB) material is shot on film, while indoor/studio material is shot on video.  The look is familiar to fans of Dr. Who and other British television hits of the 70s and 80s.

Gothick

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