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by Jim
Sun 31 Jul, 2005 02:29:05
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ephemera
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

I have the bookmark which was issued with the last Roger Brook novel, DESPERATE MEASURES, lisitng the titles of all the books in the series, and the dates covered in their plots.

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by Jim
Fri 22 Jul, 2005 01:13:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Devil Rides Out and Rides Back Again
Replies: 22
Views: 16261

I haven't watched it yet (and have never seen it before), but I just got the DVD of TO THE DEVIL--A DAUGHTER. Also, I recently won THE LOST CONTINENT on eBay, so I will have all three of the Hammer films of Wheatley books. Are there any other film versions I could be looking out for, or is that it?
by Jim
Sun 17 Jul, 2005 14:50:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Audio Wheatley
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

I have both the abridged Wheatleys, on cassette (they never came out on CD, did they?). I find THE DEVIL RIDES OUT to be quite acceptable for an abridgement; I wasn't as taken with the TOBY JUGG. If the audio versions Nick projects were not *sold*, the copyright holders would be less likely to objec...
by Jim
Mon 11 Jul, 2005 14:21:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Devil Rides Out and Rides Back Again
Replies: 22
Views: 16261

I am unable to find a copy of The Forbidden Territory-- it seems not to been deemed important enough for DVD release.
Has this ever been available to the general consumer? Bob might know if it even exists any longer...
by Jim
Sun 10 Jul, 2005 03:06:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Devil Rides Out and Rides Back Again
Replies: 22
Views: 16261

On the DVD version of the original film, Lee is one of the performers on the commentary track, and discusses what he likes and dislikes about the movie. He said at that time, that if the film were to be remade, he would be the right age to play the Duke, as he was too young originally. Now, I'm afra...
by Jim
Sat 9 Jul, 2005 00:40:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To Lucifer - A Daughter
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

3. This was probably the working title; I think the one we know it by has a better ring. Wheatley's original title for EVIL IN A MASK was ENTER THE NYMPHOMANIAC (yikes)! Also, he wrote THEY USED DARK FORCES under the title THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE. There are probably other examples, but those are two th...
by Jim
Thu 7 Jul, 2005 02:45:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Pathe News
Replies: 10
Views: 17850

I haven't yet worked out how to put links etc into my area of the Latest News ticker and you must have seen the item before I had had chance to put in the posting. I was so excited by the idea, that I didn't even wait to see what might be coming up. It amazes me that these clips are available so ea...
by Jim
Wed 6 Jul, 2005 03:28:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Pathe News
Replies: 10
Views: 17850

I saw this in the little scrolling bar last night, with no link or directions, and I immediately went to Google to try to track it down. Once I left out DW's name, it was easy to find the correct Pathe site, where I hunted out (as Bob suggests) the four clips. I downloaded the free version of the "b...
by Jim
Sun 3 Jul, 2005 13:39:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Views from the Antipodes
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

Thnaks for reminding me about those lists. It's interesting to see how most of the other series were written more or less in order, but the de Richleaus are completely scattered. (Also, the publication date of THREE INQUISITIVE PEOPLE doesn't reflect the fact that Wheatley's only "mystery" novel was...
by Jim
Wed 29 Jun, 2005 23:10:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Views from the Antipodes
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

Sequels?

Alan Smith raises a point that has crossed my mind more than once in my years of reading Wheatley's novels. There are surely many stories about Armand, Duc de Richleau, that he didn't get around to telling. The internal chronology of the stories is complicated by the fact that they were not written ...
by Jim
Sun 12 Jun, 2005 23:16:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's place in literature
Replies: 14
Views: 6977

Actually, I doubt Wheatley himself had any pretensions that he was Writing Literature. He was a story-teller, and the reviewers called him the Prince of Story-Tellers (and I think he's a better writer than Edgar Wallace). I agree with Barry that Wheatley's time will come again, probably with a new i...
by Jim
Sun 5 Jun, 2005 15:20:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 16622

I remember noticing that myself; I'd always assumed that "REICHleau" carried unfortunate connotations after the war with the Germans.


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