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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:37 pm

... as a promotion, MGM is letting you have some of the old (but still in copyright) TV shows for free. 8)

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:42 am

I just got out of it. I enjoyed the hell out of it. My only complaint is that they made Gomez kind of a schmuck and I always got the impression that Gomez was hypercompetant at everything.
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Post by ed » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:42 am

He's a white guy and this is 2020 and the film comes from our betters in hollywood.

He got off easy.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:58 pm

ed wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:42 am
He's a white guy and this is 2020 and the film comes from our betters in hollywood.

He got off easy.
In fact the original TV show cleaned up the character considerably.

In the original Charles Addams drawings in the New Yorker, he's depicted as a greasy little Mexican.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:04 pm

Here's one for Nyar. 8)

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:58 pm
ed wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:42 am
He's a white guy and this is 2020 and the film comes from our betters in hollywood.

He got off easy.
In fact the original TV show cleaned up the character considerably.

In the original Charles Addams drawings in the New Yorker, he's depicted as a greasy little Mexican.

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And that cartoon look was what the went for in the movie. Which I appreciated. I think a cartoon format does them more justice than a live action film could have done (despite how much I adore the '60s TV version). But like I said, with Gomez they kind of went for the "slightly dimwitted family man" trope that seems all the rage when they depict dads these days. I never got that impression of Gomez in any other incarnation, not even the cartoons.
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Post by gnome » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Dunno--in our beloved Raul Julia versions, he is kind of a space case. TALENTED, but not anyone's brainiac.

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