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Current Talk '02 II / Re: THE Q-MAN AT HIS BEST
« on: November 19, 2002, 06:50:49 PM »
Connie my dear,

At long last,  YOU have captured the essence of Quentin Collins!  something NOBODY ELSE has managed to do!

I just love it when Selby plays drunken Quentin.  One of my fave scenes is that "morning after" that big night at the Hi Hat Lounge!  And Grayson plays the straight man pricelessly in that scene, too.

Admiringly,  Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: The Missing Magda and Barnabas
« on: November 19, 2002, 06:48:47 PM »
This was brilliant!  I'm dying here!  call the ambulance!

Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Barnabas.......a close talker
« on: November 15, 2002, 02:51:27 AM »
Oh, Connie, you ARE a wicked lass.

And of course I love every second of your wickedness!

Are we going to see one of your delicious storyboards on this topic???

Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Barnabas.......a close talker
« on: November 15, 2002, 12:36:38 AM »
At a certain point, the directors became very fond of those profile-to-profile two-shots in DS.  It's not just Barnabas; I've noticed it with Magda and other characters as well.  They are often very effective.  Presuambly the actors had to stand so close to one another in part for technical reasons, but it also amped the energy phenomenally of a given scene.

Don't fret too much, we did have good breath mints back in the Sixties!

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Reverend Ruthless
« on: November 15, 2002, 12:32:54 AM »
Dear gang,

I'm surprised not to see at least one topic acknowledging the advent of the Prince of Darkness... erm, I mean the Bailiwick of Sanctity, "Reverend" Gregory Trask!

I think the 1897 Trask is my favorite of them all.  He seems the most complex, and the most devoutly hypcritical.  1795 Trask and poor deluded Lamar (his name is a joke the writers indulged in on Lara Parker's name in real life) both seem to have been fairly sincere in what they were doing, and Lamar actually had personal reasons for going out of Barnabas and Quentin.

Greggie-poo's motives are pure, unadulterated greed, occasionally laced with lust and a good healthy dose of thirst for power.  He gets some fantastic lines, and fabulous Jerry Lacy just goes from strength to strength in his portrayal of the character.

I don't watch the series on Sci Fi, so I'm not sure whether Mamma and Daughter have made their entrance yet, but they are wonderful to watch in their interactions with Big Daddy.

Ah, Trask!  vicious and hypocritical though you are, what would Collinwood be without you?

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: I Saw Collinwood!
« on: November 14, 2002, 07:10:38 PM »
Anubis (love your name, btw--you named yourself after one of my favorite Deities!)

I'm very happy for you that you got to visit Seaview, or, as I like to think of it, Collinwood.

There are elements of the interiors that were copied (or sort of copied) by Sy Tomashoff in his sets for DS, which makes me think that he definitely spent some time walking around the house taking notes.  Maybe he didn't and it's all just a "coincidence" or a bit of unexpected astral travel for old Sy.

There are several doors in that house that look just like the doors at Collinwood, and some other details as well you might spot if you keep your eyes open.

I was told by an engineer whose wife is a fan that a really big storm might just sweep that house out to sea one day.  That's how rapidly it is deteriorating.  I think the school is just renting it from the Careys.  Nobody seems to be putting any money into taking care of the property. Very sad.

Gothick

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Yes, Doombuggy, but it's GRAYSON HALL.

That adds a megawatt level to the shcok value to those of us who grew up thinking of Dr. Julia Hoffman as our favorite eccentric aunt next door.

Steve

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Cassandra, darling, Grayson's tongue action in that film would scorch this site right off the Internet!

I love her 2 (or is it 3) minutes of screen time in this film, especially when she says the line "Veddy Noel Coward."

I wonder whether Stacey Keach has any memory at all of this movie?  It was filmed in Great Barrington, right here in hysterical Massachusetts.

Steve

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: TLTKLS question
« on: November 13, 2002, 11:29:15 PM »
Rachel doesn't get on my nerves as much as PT Maggie Evans did.  The real problem with Maggie and Quentin in that storyline is that the hero and heroine are such dreadful characters that you are rooting for the baddies to win.

When I think of characters like Rachel Drummond, I'm reminded of a line that Oscar Wilde had about one of the original soap opera heroines of literature:  "one would have to have a heart of stone to weep at the death of Little Nell."  Maybe that's an overly subtle way of stating that people who fall for fake sentimentality of this sort can be guaranteed to lack the capapcity to act with compassion when faced with victims of violence in the real world.

KLS isn't my favorite on the series by a long shot, but I do think she was a competent actress who also had sufficient warmth of presence to explain why the characters, male or female as the case may be, took an interest in her.  On Monday I watched an episode where Maggie had escaped from Barnabas only to be recaptured by him and subjected to a horrifying punishment in the Mauseoleum.  She played a wide range of emotions with understated, persuasive ability in this show (and had wonderful onscreen chem with Johnny Karlen in their scene together, too).  

Just some thoughts...

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Quentin is a robot.......
« on: November 13, 2002, 11:18:44 PM »
RP, in old 1930s horror movies, people ALWAYS cross themselves in synch.  It's sort of a tradition of the genre.  Kind of like all the girls kicking together in a Busby Berkeley production #.

I'm fighting (successfully, I trust) the urge here to start quoting the words to the Vatican Rag by Tom Lehrer.

Steve

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Hi Doombuggy,

Just to be clear .... GH's BACK is nude in this scene, but you don't see the derriere of the Divine One.  You do get to see just how freckled she was!

I think Grayson's TONGUE is the most amazing thing about this scene.  

Also, the movie was filmed in 1968.  The director was a former film editor and he spent one year editing his first movie.  Sadly, two of Grayson's scenes got left on the cutting room floor, and the director is now dead, so ...

Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / That Groovin' High Priestess
« on: November 12, 2002, 11:19:57 PM »
To the Mysterious Artist,

Wow, what a GORGEOUS piece of art.  Though the idea of Angelique as the HPS makes me giggle... she's certainly not one to sit quietly on her throne and contemplate the inner pools of wisdom!

I just love the expression you gave her face, and the inclusion of the Moon, friend to Witches everywhere, and mighty relevant to the story we're all following so eagerly.

Please do continue!

Love, Steve



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Calendar Events / Announcements '02 II / Re: ** It's Official! **
« on: November 12, 2002, 09:08:35 PM »
Marsha doll,

Just have to rave over how much I luRVe (pronouncing it in Cilla-ese) your new avatar!  Stop! in the Name of Love! before you STAKE my Heart!  

Sounds like something Barnabas SHOULD have sung to Julia.

EMI has a new series called "Sixties" that is CD reissues of the original LPs in the original mono mixes.  I just got that Cilla one, with Cilla's first 2 albums.  It sounds simply gr-rand!  I'm casting covetous eyes upon the Lulu one.

Hope your day is groovy, hon!  

xoxoxo  The Tuftress

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: The Education of Judith Collins
« on: November 12, 2002, 08:50:00 PM »
I must once again bow before the awesome powers of Luciaphil, She Who Must Be ... Read!  I was literally spellbound (Grandmama did her work exceptionally well) flipping the pages of the printouts on Saturday morning.  I just couldn't stop until I had read all available 13 chapters!

Sadly, the last chapter was dated July, and it's now November, so....

I'm just imagining certain developments that I see coming up in this story.  Hope the Muse visits you again soon, Madam Luciaphil!

Of course I have a fanfic of my own that I haven't written anything on since last Spring, so I can't bellyache too loudly...

xo  Gothick

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Current Talk '02 II / Re: Quentin's trip to Egypt
« on: November 12, 2002, 08:38:50 PM »
On the topic of Leviathan:

I was intrigued recently while watching a video that included a clip from a 1967 underground film about the Church of Satan, "Satanis," to learn that in the liturgy of that church, the Evil One was addressed as Leviathan in their invocations.

Perhaps one of the writers actually saw that film at one of the art film festivals in NYC and that is where this came from?  

I've always wondered where they got from the Leviathan of the Bible to the notion of DS of an ancient race that once held mastery over the Earth, nomenclature wise.

As for originality, I think the Dream Curse was fairly original, though you may not care for it very much!  I've wondered, though, whether the idea for it may have been suggested by E. F. Benson's wonderful tale, The Room in the Tower.

And Count Petofi is a pretty original "creature" although presumably suggested by tales of such magicians as Cagliostro, the Comte de Saint Germain, and Ally (NOT McBeal) Crowley.

Gothick

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