Farewell Barnabas

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  1. Anodythe

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    Remember hurrying home from school to catch the last few minutes of Dark Shadows? Remember the suave, sofisticated "cousin" from England newly come to Collinswood? Remember wishing you could hug his troubles away and help him find his lost love?

    Barnabus Collins was this first vampire ( that I know of) not featured as a villain, but as a sympathetic, compasionate character albeit with the odd blood-drinking vice.

    He was the soul of dark Shadows and Jonathan Frid's passing leaves a large hole that can never be quite fiiled completely.

    'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid dead - MSN TV News
     
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    Aw, hell no. He was my favourite character. :( 
     
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    Somewhere right now, a Hollywood executive is lacing his fingers together and figuring out how to spin this into higher ticket sales for the upcoming Johnny Depp film.
     
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    So smarmy... I wonder if Mr. Frid passed after seeing the movie preview...I know it's helped me wait until the silly thing comes out on DVD. This upcoming version seems so...disrespectful...
     
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    It looks downright horrible. Tim Burton is kind of a one trick pony when it comes to making films.
     
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    Ironically, Frid apparently has a cameo in the upcoming Burton film. Whether the film is any good or not, I do find it kind of a fitting end to Frid's career.
     
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    My dad is a huge fan of the original series and he actually shed a few tears when he found this out. I remember watching some of the episodes with him when I was younger.

    R.I.P. Barnabas Collins :( 
     
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    I read about his passing in the TV & Movies section, we were discussing the new movie, and I wondered if he and David Selby were going to be in the new one, yes, they both have a cameo.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/movies-television/187108-dark-shadows.html

    I also wondered if he was ok with Dark Shadows being a comedy this time around? Guess it was okay, but still, I won't see it until it's OD or DVD.

    :rip  Jonathan
     
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    RIP. I remember watching the show after school.

    The original series was great. Anyone remember the attempted remake a few years back?
     
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    I remember the original series as being very dated, but the guy did have acting chops. :rip 
     
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    I'm not familiar with the topic, but :rip 
     
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    "Dark Shadows" was a show about vampires and stuff.



    I think I watched a few episodes back when I was a little kiddy because I think he had a recording of it on VHS or something.


    It was mostly like Days of our Lives mixed with Twilight. It was fun.
     
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