Social Network Shadows

Last night, Pookie and I went out to dinner with some friends. We ate at a Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon Main Vietnamese Cuisine. I ordered the grilled chicken vermicelli. It was good, I enjoyed it. Afterward we went back to Pookie’s house and watched the movie, The Social Network. I’ve been wanting to see it for quite some time. It was entertaining and I enjoyed it but didn’t love it love it love it. It saddened me that the only influence women apparently had in the creation of Facebook was as sexual objects. Whatever. I was surprised to find out that the twins in the movie were portrayed by 1 man! Blew Patty Duke out of the water! Amazing what’s possible nowadays.

The other surprise came when I recognized the actor portraying one of the lawyers as David Selby… YES! DAVID SELBY!!! He portrayed QUENTIN COLLINS in the original Dark Shadows soap opera. I loved loved loved Quentin Collins and I suspect he is the singular cause of my near obsession with hirsute men… specifically those sporting mutton-chop sideburns.

I was just about to complain that the fantastic movie, Night of Dark Shadows was never released on DVD and it’s a terrible shame, blah blah but I just noticed that it is available for download on Amazon’s Video on Demand service. I will have to queue it up. It’s been years since I’ve seen it and remember it being awesome.

Thinking about it, I can’t give Quentin full credit. Mike Nesmith and Elvis Presley also played a big part.

And apparently Mr. Spock:

10 thoughts on “Social Network Shadows

  1. Donna Post author

    That was freaking awesome, B.Davis! And did you recognize the little girl toward the end of the clip? Willy Wonka turned her into a blueberry!

  2. B. Davis

    I don’t recognize the little girl, but the boy looks a bit like
    Rupert Grint. Isn’t it amazing how these characters look like wax figures from Madame Tussauds? It’s as if
    David Selby will melt if you place a candle too close to his face. That “Quentin’s Theme” was a minor hit from 1969….when David Selby was 28 years old. One other comment: Jonathan Frid was, and still is, the most awesome vampire ever. He was born a vampire.

  3. Donna Post author

    Yeah, Jonathan Frid was an AWESOME vampire… but most awesome, I can’t agree. I still prefer Nigel Bennet’s portrayal of LaCroix on Forever Knight! But that’s just me… I am rather fond of the bleached blond crew cut look that Nigel sported during that time.

    And Ben Cross gave a fantastic turn as Barnabas back in the early 90’s. I remember I had a picture of him bearing his fangs hanging on the inside of my locker door.

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