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Gothic Romance movie/TV adaptations
#11
Yes, those fit in the category as well as a lot of other "Mystery!" programs. Both versions of "The Woman in White" and both versions of "The Moonstone" aired on "Mystery!." There have been a few productions of "Jane Eyre" that have aired there. During the 80's, there was a series called "Shades of Darkness" on "Mystery!" where they adapted classic ghost stories, which were all very Gothic. There was an adaptation of "Brat Farrar" as well, though I haven't managed to track that down yet. Besides both versions of "Rebecca," "Jamaica Inn" was featured on the program as well as "Frenchman's Creek" (not really Gothic in the adaptation, though). I remember "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" as well. Actually, for Gothic adaptations, "Mystery!" is probably the best bet we have. It's a shame many of these programs aren't available on commercial dvd. The Jeremy Brett "Rebecca" is likely to never be put on dvd due to rights issue, or so I'm told.
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#12
"The Jeremy Brett "Rebecca" is likely to never be put on dvd due to rights issue, or so I'm told."

That's a shame, he was a great actor and definitely had a Gothic air about him!-still waters run deep, not quite all there in the head, if you know what I mean. Pity he died so young.

Of course, a lot of Sherlock Holmes stories were quite Gothic too.
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#13
maisonvivante Wrote:During the 80's, there was a series called "Shades of Darkness" on [/i]"Mystery!" where they adapted classic ghost stories, which were all very Gothic.

I've never heard of these! Is there anywhere I could find these on VHS or DVD?! I simply must have them lol.

My 2nd passion are Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories, I've got a huge collection of them!

I would be over the moon to locate them. = )
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#14
yes, they are available on dvd at long last!

http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Darkness-My...B000IHYXKS
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#15
Hi all,

I am new to the site but after reading your marvellous replies, some I agree with and some not, I would like to add mine. First and foremost THE best adaptation ever is Hitchcocks' Rebecca (set just a few miles away from me!), next it has to be Coppolla's 'Dracula' with Gary Oldman. V. sexy! THE most sexy Dracula ever (be still my beating heart) and then BBC production of 'Jane Eyre' with Ruth Wilson as Jane and Toby Stephens as the delicious Mr Rochester, by far the best adaptation of the book ever made.

I can't believe someone said they like the Ralph Fiennes version of Wuthering Heights! It is the worst cast film ever! How dare they use a French woman to play Cathy!!! And Ralph is hardly the dark and brooding Byronic hero that Heathcliff is supposed to be! Great soundtrack tho!

Cheers
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#16
black tulip Wrote:Hi all,

I am new to the site but after reading your marvellous replies, some I agree with and some not, I would like to add mine. First and foremost THE best adaptation ever is Hitchcocks' Rebecca (set just a few miles away from me!), next it has to be Coppolla's 'Dracula' with Gary Oldman. V. sexy! THE most sexy Dracula ever (be still my beating heart) and then BBC production of 'Jane Eyre' with Ruth Wilson as Jane and Toby Stephens as the delicious Mr Rochester, by far the best adaptation of the book ever made.

Hi and welcome! Oh yes, 1992 Dracula! Gorgeous and entertaining! Tongue So was 2004 Phantom of the Opera! Big Grin


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#17
Years ago, there were two made-for-tv movies both based on gothic romance books: "A Howling in the Woods" starring Barbara Eden (based on the book by Velda Johnston, who is also credited for co-writing the tv movie screenplay) and "Aloha Means Goodbye" starring Sally Struthers (based on the book by Naomi Hintze).

Also, I've never seen it, but there's another tv movie called "The House That Would Not Die" based on Barbara Michaels' book "Ammie, Come Home".

I should imagine that these tv movies would be available via E-Bay or Amazon.
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gothicromancereader Wrote:Years ago, there were two made-for-tv movies both based on gothic romance books: "A Howling in the Woods" starring Barbara Eden (based on the book by Velda Johnston, who is also credited for co-writing the tv movie screenplay) and "Aloha Means Goodbye" starring Sally Struthers (based on the book by Naomi Hintze).

Also, I've never seen it, but there's another tv movie called "The House That Would Not Die" based on Barbara Michaels' book "Ammie, Come Home".

I should imagine that these tv movies would be available via E-Bay or Amazon.

"The House That Wouldn't Die" shows up on TBS every now and then. I have an old VHS tape of it. It stinks. But you just reminded me of another Naomi Hintz book called "You'll Like My Mother" that was made into a movie with Patty Duke and Richard Thomas.
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