Finished watching “Dark Shadows,” Collection 4. πŸ“Ί πŸ‘» In an interview on one of the discs, Sam Hall, a writer on the show, said that they stole a lot from – “Who was that American writer?” – Lovecraft. Loved hearing this, but haven’t seen direct examples of it yet beyond general atmosphere. The change that takes place toward the end of this grouping of episodes is well done. And the candles in the now younger-than-old house are white. So, a-ha, the blue ones are purposeful and serve the set and atmosphere.

Watched Juggernaut for the zillionth time. A classic thriller and not as recognized as it should be. What a cast, with Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins, and Ian Holm just for starters. 🎟️ 🍿

Finished listening to: Macbeth. 🎧 πŸ“š A good production. Hugh Ross as Macbeth was very good. And heard with the credits at the end: “The porter was David Tennant.”

“Give me your favor. My dull brain was wrought with things forgotten.”

Barnabas offering a glass of Amontillado to Peter in the old house is a nice touch. (Rewatching some of “Dark Shadows,” Collection 2. πŸ“ΊπŸ‘»)

Steampunk sprouts with the approach of fall.

Do as much in camera as you can. It will save time later in the darkroom. πŸ“

And were the blue candles left over from when the show was in black and white, because they “read” better in black and white? Maybe not. The flames flared the camera anyway, creating a shadowy halo in those earlier episodes. Blue ones do look more menacing somehow. And look good against the other colors of the set.

Finished watching: “Dark Shadows,” Collection 2. πŸ“ΊπŸ‘» I’ve seen Collection 3. Starting Collection 4, there have been two more instances of Barnabas’ ring being on the wrong hand. Or maybe it’s been the correct one all along.

Currently listening to: Princes of the Renaissance: The Hidden Power Behind an Artistic Revolution by Mary Hollingsworth. Read by Karen Cass. 🎧 πŸ“š (Audible)

More than pleased to discover that theΒ e-book ISBN for Logan’s Run contains the numbers “1138” in that order. πŸ“š

“It’s really important to keep in mind who you are now because people are always offering you the job of being who you were then.”

– M. John Harrison, in a social media post

“The demands on a Vulcan’s character are extraordinarily difficult. Do not mistake composure for ease.”

– Tuvok

Recently listened to this fantastic performance of Beowulf by Julian Glover. He even breaks out into Old English for a few lines at a time. 🎧 πŸ“š

Musgrave Pencil Co. order. ✏️