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Lovely capture today.  And I remember, MB, that you said today's is your favorite line in the film. Because Barnabas was finally about to be united with his Josette after all his horrors.

By some strange coincidence, on Wednesday night I watched episode 281 (script by Joe Caldwell, who I really think was one of the best writers for the show), which starts out with the seance at the costume party, at the point where Vicki has been possessed by Josette. Later in this episode there's a scene where Barnabas goes to Josette's room (where little Sarah has been carefully laying out her own party frock).  Barnabas broods over the past (via voiceover). And in a passage I'd completely forgotten which resumes the theme of Barn's first visit to the ruined Old House at the start of his storyline, Barnabas decides that he needs a woman of this time, not the ghost of Josette. "So never come back... any of you!" he admonishes the silent room with its unseen spirits.

Of course, in the longer scheme of the series arc, Barnabas was far from being done with Josette. But Frid played the scene wonderfully well and it was a strong moment for that particular episode and story sequence.

G.

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From today's capture, I'd say that again, this scene was graded TOO DARK in the "Blu Ray" iteration. I remember being able to see Jeff's face on previous viewings.  Though I think the last time I watched this movie was nearly a decade ago, and memory does cheat.

It's really odd to be complaining that I can't see Roger Davis's face. *tired laugh* It brings back memories of a screening I attended at the Brattle theatre a couple of years ago of the HORROR OF DRACULA Blu-Ray.  That had been graded so dark--with the trademark BD slightly bluish tinge to many scenes--that half the movie was nearly invisible, since a lot of it was shot day for night. In the sequences where the image was clear, the lighting had been graded very cold with a very muted, slightly blue color palette. Given how so many film critics made Hammer's "garish" use of Technicolor/Eastmancolor such a talking point over many decades of discussion and review, it's been curious to see fans arguing that the recent "restoration" was "exactly the way Jack Asher wanted the movie to look."

For anyone still following along at home, apparently one can correct this problem if one owns equipment that has a "sports" setting for the display. It pops it up in some fashion so that it actually looks the way it is supposed to.  This seems to have created a lot of tension in fandom in recent years, since people with this type of equipment and display insist that the BD "looks great" while the rest of the population complain that it's too dark in all the nocturnal scenes.

To quote Hermione Gingold on her infamous LP, "isn't technology ghastly?" A fact of which the Xmas smilies remind me, poignantly, whenever I attempt to post here now...

G.

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Thanks, Uncle Roger.  I have a really old TWODS issue that has a drawing of Nancy as vampire Carolyn on the cover but not sure just where it is...

Excitement builds as my personal favorite moment of the final reel of hoDS nears the slide show.  I thought yesterday's first capture where Jeff looked like he'd had one too many Vodka Collins at the annual staff holiday party and Willie was looking at him all like "Is this bitch for real?" was a hoot. Excellent work MB!

Happy Holidays all!

G.

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Uncle Roger, I'd never heard that theory about Carolyn coming back and disposing of Stokes and Rogers. What you describe sounds far more fascinating than anything shown in the last 15 minutes of the movie as completed.

I missed the additional notes about the encounter between Jeff and Roger in his "new un-life." 

Best, G.

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Uncle Roger, that's amazing! With the addition of HH, it truly sounds like an episode from Gore Vidal's surreal novel DULUTH.

Happy Holidays!

G.

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Those of you with an interest in old Witchcraft traditions, and specifically poppets--which were, of course, a favorite plaything of a certain lady's maid in late 18th century Collinsport--might enjoy listening to this recording of a talk by Martin Duffy, a present day British occultist who has written a book on the subject of the little dolls:

https://paranormalukradio.podbean.com/e/radio-hermetica-premier-episode

After Martin speaks, writer Gemma Gary talks about her interest in Cornish Witchcraft, which is another fascinating topic, but one perhaps less readily connected in any way with our show.

G.

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That's amazing, Uncle Roger.  Each was probably in their own space but just imagine if Bozo the Clown had appeared and led a hula hoop line dancing scene with all of them, while Tim strummed along "Tip Toe through the Vampires" on his ukulele.

With memories like this, who needs drugs??

G.

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It's interesting that you posted about this (great shots, btw, though I definitely think the DVD/BD grading of this scene is too dark for my taste). Because I was just reflecting looking at today's slideshow how the whole plot point of Stokes becoming a vampire was completely wasted by DC in his rush to hustle towards the bloody finale of the story.

One thing I'll never understand is why DC didn't make sure the edit of Stokes' demise wasn't corrected so that we couldn't see him twitch when he was lying "dead" in that very cold water.  Detail oriented much, Dan?  That shot goes on for far too long in any event.

I'd have traded the sequence of Roger's vampire death, which is really just adding an irrelevant shock to a part of the movie that's already loaded down with gore moments, for a scene where Stokes was musing about the beauty and terror of having found a new existence as one of the Living Dead. But, again, alas...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: MGM To Redo The Addams Family
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:57:33 PM »
He seems so sexy and great for the role.  Too bad it's going to be yet another pixar thing.

G.

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A truly precious moment. I could make further rude comment but I'll restrain myself. 

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:13:43 PM »
There seem to be tons of audiobooks (along with other audio material--my favorite are the old radio shows, such as MURDER AT MIDNIGHT, THE STRANGE DR WEIRD, SUSPENSE, THE WITCH'S TALE, etc) on Youtube.  I don't know if one could listen to Youtube on a telephone, though.  Presumably one could but earbuds or similar would make it a better experience... (I'm still resisting getting a dataplan for my phone. I feel I need to be offline at selected times during the day.)

G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: A, Uh, Unique Logo
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
Hahahaha!

Maybe it will help those who haven't figured out what you're hinting at to mention that a popular neighborhood in the Boston area is known by the initials JP (standing for Jamaica Plain, in that instance).

cheers!

Steve

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Strange thought it may seem, I think the WB pilot is the only thing I've ever seen of Blair Brown's work.  I keep telling people I am a film illiterate but nobody believes me...

Patti, the Youtube DRACULA tape is a 35 minute or so edit.  I think the original show must have run around 52 minutes.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:27:43 AM »
I meant to add that many of the stories listed in that post are more like prose poems--mostly long descriptive passages, without action or dialogue.  Just letting you know in case that is not your cup of tea.

Best,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
Hi Patti, your list of "books" comprises the titles of several short stories by H. P. Lovecraft. It looks as if this is from the table of contents of an electronic edition (or audiobook?) of Lovecraft's work.

I love this audiobook of Lovecraft's novella, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." It was produced for the BBC and is just one actor but has amazing music and sound effects, and he does the voices of various people really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJiSK3KW628&t=230s

The actor was the star of a mini-series with Ian Richardson in the mid 2000s, "Strange."  He's really good.

Best, Gothick

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