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by Joe Macclesfield
September 26th, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

Then, W.G., I hope to enjoy more cordial exchanges. I find I enjoy posting about classic horror movies; perhaps more than any other topic. I am glad that Chaney Jr. wasn't given another crack at the role. He was miscast. I like Chaney, however, and can see some positive aspects to his portrayal. But...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 25th, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

"I too, thought I heard a noise in the cellar." I've stated this before, but, I still think Chaney (Jr.) does a better job as Count Dracula than he's usually given credit for. The above line comes from one of the best scenes in SON OF DRACULA: the Count's confrontation with "Dr. Brews...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 24th, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

I don't have a digital TV (because I don't want to pay the BBC £145 a year). I have an old analog TV. I just watch DVDs and VHS tapes. My brother, Jim, taped THE FIGHTING 69TH a few years ago. He's been trying to find the tape so we can see it again, but, so far, without success. BATAAN is one great...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 24th, 2014, 1:45 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

$50 (£30) for a night out at the movies--that's pretty extortionate. That would almost pay for my week's beer ration! W.G., Erik, RR: How do you view movies, mostly ; DVD, PC, or Cable?
by Joe Macclesfield
September 23rd, 2014, 11:35 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

Does it matter RR? You care about old movies. I care. I can't reconcile the differences between the old and new. Even under the studio system, the various aspects of production were handled by skilled individuals, who put their stamp upon the assignments they were employed to carry out. The result? ...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 23rd, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

W.G., It seems that we're both men out of our time. And, like you, I'm proud of that! Saw the "new" KING KONG at a local cinema when it came out (in fact, that was my last visit to a picture house). I felt exactly the same way about Black as Denham. Love Robert Armstrong (I like SON OF KON...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 23rd, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

W.G., You've stated everything I feel about KONG, and modern movies in general.
by Joe Macclesfield
September 23rd, 2014, 2:29 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

Erik, The trailer for RETURN OF DRACULA contains some interesting differences to the film as released. Lederer's line to "Rachel": "One drop of your blood, and you are bound to me." doesn't appear in the finished product. Also, the van Helsing character, Mr. Meierman (played by t...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 23rd, 2014, 12:23 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

I remember the Jourdan version being touted at the time W.G. That was quite a while ago. Back then I was wont to scorn anything not at least twenty years old, and in glorious black and white! Jourdan's image would've seemed a little soft for the Count (to me at the time). I do remember seeing the Co...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 22nd, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

I was delighted to learn that Francis Lederer reprised his role as the Count in a 1971, 25 minute, segment of Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY, entitled THE DEVIL IS NOT MOCKED (complete with evening dress, cape, and Hammer style fangs). Will catch it later (when I've access to a PC). Any opinions on Jac...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 21st, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

In my last post I wrote that Bela once told some English fans that the correct pronunciation of his first name was "Baylor". It occurs to me that "Baylaw" might be a better aproximation for folks on the other side of the pond. W.G., the day for night shots in RETURN OF DRACULA ha...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 20th, 2014, 9:04 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Return of Dracula
Replies: 66
Views: 35056

Re: The Return of Dracula

My first place is reserved for Mr. Lederer. He brought to the part a certain suave quality and an air of aristocratic aloofness not matched by Bela. A barely concealed (almost seething) contempt for the mere mortals he had, of necessity, to interact with. A close (very close) second is Bela (who onc...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 20th, 2014, 1:23 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Victor Fleming: Moving to Maturity
Replies: 15
Views: 3813

Re: Victor Fleming: Moving to Maturity

Oh Blimey (as a cockney would say)! I thought I'd perhaps taken a step too far. Mr. Fleming made some great pictures. It's just that After what I'd read, I could picture Judy Garland, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner, smarting, confused, and still being professional enough to carry on. Also, I hope I...
by Joe Macclesfield
September 17th, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Victor Fleming: Moving to Maturity
Replies: 15
Views: 3813

Re: Victor Fleming: Moving to Maturity

Farewell then. From Macclesfield, this 18th day of September, 2014.
by Joe Macclesfield
September 17th, 2014, 11:02 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Joseph Cotten
Replies: 37
Views: 8610

Re: Joseph Cotten

Farewell then. From Macclesfield, this 18th day of September, 2014.

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