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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Ay caramba!
« on: March 31, 2003, 11:05:51 PM »
Just noticed that the outbox for my personal messages (whatever the hell they're called in YaBBspeak) is now showing up in Spanish as "bandejas de salida" :)).

I'd love it if each of the buttons was in a different foreign language--French, German, whatever--would give more of that cosmopolitan atmosphere I associate with the fabulous Collins family.

In case the information would be of help to the Moderators, I am French Active, Greek Passive, Chinese ambidextrous and Japanese proficient...

Gothy

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I love the idea of being made Matriarch of Collinwood.

To get THAT title, I'd post all KINDS of nonsense to the boards to tot up my quota.

Moderators query:  And that would be different how...?

xo  Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Maybe He's In Mourning
« on: March 31, 2003, 09:48:38 PM »
When Maggie Evans had her delightful tryst with a certain Black Altar back in 1968, I thought that that little veil she wore after the experience was meant to be one of these chapel veils.  I thought it was one of those twisted little jokes someone in production decided to pull.

In the screen capture, little Aristede is not wearing a veil, though I must admit I find the idea amusing. It would go beautifully with his eyeliner.  He is lying back in a chair in Charles Delaware Tate's studio (but CDT is NOT working on his skill set for his new calling, lol).  The big smudge on his face and his dazed look are explained in the episode from which this snapshot was taken.

Have fun!

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Scream, Pretty Quentin!
« on: March 31, 2003, 09:25:16 PM »
Hi Connie,

what's the title of the Frost poem you use in your sig?  I'd love to read the whole thing.

Hope those smelling salts did the trick!

Gothy Gothththth

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:josettes wedding dress
« on: March 31, 2003, 08:36:04 PM »
Thanks for all these pictures.

I know it is completely off topic, but I just love the dress Julia wears to that ball in hoDS.  She looks diVoon in it!

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Scream, Pretty Quentin!
« on: March 31, 2003, 04:04:55 PM »
Yesterday (after a busy Saturday attending the latest Peace Rally on the Boston Common, followed up with a zine fair at the Mass. College of Art), I had a couch potato morning watching quite a few of the DS episodes that will be broadcast this week on Sci Fi.

One of my favorite moments was a pair of particularly juicy (almost, one might say, orgasmic) screams from Mr. Quentin Collins.

It reminded me of that "classic" ABC TV Movie of the Week, Scream, Pretty Peggy!  Only the title would have to be Scream, Pretty Quentin.  Such a pretty man, such a pretty mouth.

Hail the Lady, for such a snowy day, it sure is WARM in here.

Gothick

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Well, Cassandra Blair, I haven't seen most of the Kolchak shows since their initial airing, back in the Seventies.  I do have this one on tape and I'm actually rather fond of it.

Lara has some great moments, and it's fun to see her onscreen with the great Nina Foch, who some might describe as the 1940's answer to Lara Parker.

Foch's performance always seems to me to echo that of Susan Hayward in Valley of the Dolls, another personal favorite.

I actually find the effect with the mannequins to be rather eerie.  YMMV.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:What the Heck is CD Tate Going to do Now?
« on: March 28, 2003, 08:49:23 PM »
Connie dear,

Dear Charles might just have a shot at a career as a male escort.  If he wore really tight pants, and practiced leaning against brick walls with face in shadow and his behind pushed WAY out.

That could be the ticket.

I was surprised to see another fan mention all the fanfic about Charles.  First I'd ever heard of it.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Josette's Painting - 1797?
« on: March 28, 2003, 08:40:52 PM »
Just blame that bizarre archduchess's jewellery-chest known as my mind, Cassandra darling.  One of my favorite pieces of writing is "The Perfect Filmic Apotheosis of Maria Montez," by the late Jack Smith.  He regarded a bit of dialogue from Cobra Woman, "Give me that cobra jewel" (which comes out sound more like "GEEF me that copa-rah chewel") as the most perfect line in American cinema, perhaps even world cinema.  I think that Jack Smith's ideas about movies and culture were the source for the opinions Myra expressed in her classes in Gore Vidal's "classic" Sixties novel, Myra Breckinridge (I'm sure Liz and Julia were reading it behind closed doors at Collinwood in 1968).

I still think it's mega-weird that it looks as if Josette's dress is torn.  And, those colors!  bizarro.  The red chosen for the artist's sig is particularly excruciating.  Mary, turn off those sirens!

Gothick having a difficult Friday

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Josette's Painting - 1797?
« on: March 28, 2003, 05:42:57 PM »
I thought that signature was a hoot!  For some reason the sheer comic travesty of it all had not hit me before.

Also, I must be out of my mind, because I am sure this portrait is a copy, not the original.  I don't remember the trim of J's dress looking as if it had been ripped off in a bar fight, as is the case in this one.  I can see the scene now.  J-Co (sorry, can't resist) staggers into the Eagle having had just about as much as she can stand of Jeremiah's marital attentions.

Lorna Doone Bell, queen of the C'port doxies, spots J-Co, trying to sip a whisky in her wedding dress, screams "Whore!" and rips the trim.  J tries to grab Lorna's wig, makes a big swipe, misses and goes tumbling off the bar stool as the men of the Eagle watch the lady from the big house on the hill in mingled horror and amusement.

Goddess, where did THAT all come from?  I'd be curious whether others think the Josette portrait we're seeing now was a copy.  They could have decided to make it look more like KLS, if that was the case.

The girl in the picture looks a lot more like Maria Montez than Our Katie!

Crazed senile fan in Boston,

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Adam at 6 A.M. *now has screen caps*
« on: March 28, 2003, 05:33:17 PM »
Darling Mysterioso, thanks for these great photos!  Love Grayson's smiles.  Mikey don't look bad, I must say.  A graduate from the Roger Davis school of squinting thespianism (tm).

IIRC, Dana Elcar has this great scene where he's talking about the movie, the Graduate, and complains that it just doesn't add up to a hill of beans.

I would love to hear Mikey's stories about working with Grayson.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:An Episode That I LOVE
« on: March 27, 2003, 03:06:50 AM »
Absolutely agree with you, MB, that this episode is DS at its very best! Everyone involved was in top form, including writer Sam.  Louis, Joan and Jerry all gave superb, deliciously witty performances.

I just watched the entire run of shows from about a week after the staking of Barnabas up to the week of his return, and I have to say that although Old Blood wisdom is that this was one of the least palatable months of DS (due to the putative low ratings in Barnabas' absence), I found the exact opposite to be true.  Selby gives a fabulous performance as "evil" Quentofi, Nancy Barrett shines as Pansy, and the writers seem to be having a field day with the truly "mad" storyline!  Plus, for Angelique fans, Lara Parker gets a lot to do and does it all superbly, I must say.

KLS, too, has some of her finest moments on the show after her initial work in 1966.

So what's not to like?

Gothick--DS fan since 1968!

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Current Talk '03 I / Adam at 6 A.M. *now has screen caps*
« on: March 26, 2003, 07:53:24 PM »
Have been meaning to note that Grayson got a one month vacation during this period of DS (I gather that she told them that if Jonathan was getting one, she needed one as well!)  Part of the time was spent working on a little known feature film, Adam at 6 A. M.  Below I've pasted in the review of the movie I wrote for IMDB. Even though Grayson's scenes are few and far between, it's worth seeing her in action here.

Gothick

The hard life of Mikey Douglas--an early chapter

This is a very early Michael (or as he was popularly known then, Mikey) Douglas vehicle. He plays a disillusioned college professor of the late Sixties (there seem to have been so many of them scurrying about in those days!) who drops out of his successful, stressful life in the big city to go in a search for his roots in a not-so-idyllic midwestern small town. The story plods along, showing his courtship of a rather status-proud Junior Miss type whose Mom (wonderfully etched by Louise Latham) is the town hairdresser, and his adventures in serious male bonding with Joe Don Baker and other flannel clad logger types. Grayson Hall has an excellent cameo role as his aunt, and gets to administer a deft put-down of Douglas' masculine vanity towards the end. In some ways the last 30 seconds is the best part of the movie. Overall not at all a bad effort. To quote Maggie Smith in a movie that is much more suitable to this writer's temperament, "For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing that they like." I did make liberal use of the fast forward button in viewing "Adam at Six A. M."

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re:Suspiria Alert
« on: March 24, 2003, 10:09:06 PM »
I love Suspiria just for the scene in which Joan uttered the immortal words, "I want you to get rid of that American bitch NOW!"  It sort of reminded me of Liz under the influence of the Leviathans... those evil smiles and calculating, cat like glints in the eyes.

Other than that, as far as I am concerned, the movie is a disaster area, but I'm the only person I know who thinks that.  (Well, now I think of it, my video junkie housemate watched it and agreed that Joan's scenes were the only salvageable parts of the flick.)

Of course my tape of it was made from a TV broadcast.  If I ever have the chance to see the Anchor Bay DVD, I might slightly alter my opinion.  But, honestly, I'm SO not a Dario Argento fan.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re:Lady Hampshire: A Missed Opportunity
« on: March 20, 2003, 11:11:54 PM »
Well, he and Nancy do have wonderful chemistry together as Desmond and Leticia, and, to some degree, in the 1841 PT segment as Kendrick and Melanie.

It's just that in my twisted mind, that pales before the scenario I've concocted that takes place in between the acts with Desmond and Quentin!

Happy Ostara to you and yours, btw.  I pray that a few daffodils will grow, somehow, somewhere, in a quiet green field where no bombs ever fall.

Steve

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