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Murnau, Borzage and Fox

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> {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}

> Lady B you outdid yourself! You even make ME want to watch

> this movie again (when I swore I wouldn't---it gave me nightmares!).

> Nosferatu may not be the scariest horror movie I ever saw but it has

> lingered with me, along with Vampyr, the longest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You've got me wanting to re-visit VAMPYR.

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> I got chills reading your words about the Czechoslovakian landscape

> because my mother's people come from there and she used to play

> at a castle (not Dracula's, ha!) right next door to where her family lived.

> She said it's now a hospital. I hope there aren't any Count Orlock's

> swinging around in my family tree! :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, my, LOL, but look at it this way -- you'd be descended from royalty! Keep checking yourself in the mirror every now and then.

If you eventually can't see your reflection, your DNA has pretty much been established.

 

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> And now you've got me wanting to re-visit VAMPYR. They both remind us of the tenuous links between life and death.

 

One of Carl Theodor Dreyer's best movies ever.

 

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A charming little Count Orlok doll:

 

Nosferatu2.jpg

 

The real deal:

 

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And a rather elegant-looking illustration:

 

DeathofCount_Orlok(72).jpg

 

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A charming little Count Orlok doll:

 

Holy moly, that's a DOLL? I thought it was a pers---a vampire!

 

I can't stand to look at Orlok, he scares the crap out of me. I don't

know why. He may be the scariest looking monster in movies for

me, along with the Alien in Alien. Something about a big, bald head....

 

lol! NOT Yul Brynner, though! :D

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The coffin-shaped archway:

 

I never noticed those things. I just glommed it all together

in my mind as "Gothic" architecture. Oh, so that's what

Gothic architecture is, coffin architecture! Like FrankGrimes' house!

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> {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}

> The coffin-shaped archway:

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> I never noticed those things. I just glommed it all together

> in my mind as "Gothic" architecture. Oh, so that's what

> Gothic architecture is, coffin architecture! Like FrankGrimes' house!

 

 

Yeah, it's Gothic, but I like the way Murnau uses it.

 

Remind me not to visit Frank's abode any time soon.

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Or: Stanley Tucci? (a talented actor, but eeek! I wouldn't come near him for some reason)

 

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The Bran "Dracula" castle in Romania:

 

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Some nice pillows, pretty flower arrangements, and it could be quite liveable...

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No one scares you more than Orlok? What about:

 

LOL!! Ahhhh, Anthony....

 

I feel quite concillatory toward Anthony right now. I realized there

ARE scarier monsters than Orlock or the Count de Franciosa.

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Some nice pillows, pretty flower arrangements, and it could be quite liveable...

 

Ha! Now that would be the ultimate challenge for your Extreme Makeover skills,

Miss Decorator! :)

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Stanley Tucci's face looks familiar but I don't know if I've seen him anything...

 

The only melon-head I find attractive is good ol' Yulie's. OH my stars...

 

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> {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote}

> Hey, I like Stanley Tucci.... but .... wow. That's weird.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've liked Stanley in everything I've ever seen him in. Even when he has a small part, like the parasitic boyfriend of Bridget Fonda in that Capra-ish movie with Nick Cage (again I'm blanking out at a title), he makes you believe the character. And there he was REALLY obnoxious.

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> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}

> I've liked Stanley in everything I've ever seen him in. Even when he has a small part, like the parasitic boyfriend of Bridget Fonda in that Capra-ish movie with Nick Cage (again I'm blanking out at a title), he makes you believe the character. And there he was REALLY obnoxious.

 

it was called 'it could happen to you', wasn't it?

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> {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}

> Stanley Tucci's face looks familiar but I don't know if I've seen him anything...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you've ever seen the tantalizing BIG NIGHT (I want to eat that feast EVERY week!), Stanley co-wrote the screenplay, and also played one of the brothers.

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> The only melon-head I find attractive is good ol' Yulie's. OH my stars...

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> Yul_Brynner_HF_L_2_52625_20097.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, yes, Yul is the ONLY bald-headed guy I've ever found sexy.

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Yes, that was definitely the movie Bronxgirl was talking about.

 

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It was a pretty good romantic comedy, Bridget Fonda and Nic Cage had good chemistry.

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If you've ever seen the tantalizing BIG NIGHT (I want to eat that feast EVERY week!), Stanley co-wrote the screenplay, and also played one of the brothers.

 

I'm afraid not, I've never even heard of BIG NIGHT. What's it about?

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I think *Big Night* is about restauranteurs who put together a really big, fancy feast.

 

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It's been a while since I watched it.

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> {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}

> If you've ever seen the tantalizing BIG NIGHT (I want to eat that feast EVERY week!), Stanley co-wrote the screenplay, and also played one of the brothers.

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> I'm afraid not, I've never even heard of BIG NIGHT. What's it about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, it'll make your mouth water! Two immigrant Italian brothers run a failing restaurant in 1950's New Jersey and one of them yearns to introduce Tuscan fare to the spaghetti-and-meatball neighborhood. To drum up business, they invite a famous musical artist and organize a gourmet feast, consisting of the most DELECTABLE Northern-style dishes I've ever seen. Isabella Rossellini is in it, and she's gorgeous, the very picture of her mother!

 

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The entire cast is very good in it. And I think even the period detail is good, although I remember most of it being set indoors.

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anothr movie that could make your mouth waer is 'like water for chcolate' there is just a lot of yummy food in that one, too

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You're making me hungry! I love the food in Italy, all over the country, Northern,

Southern, you name it...it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a bad meal there, unless by some

awful chance there's a MacDonald's there. And even that would be better tasting than

any here. It's practically illegal to eat badly in Italy (and France).

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