A Conversation for At Night in the Department Store: 'Evening Primrose' and Its Variations

Peer Review: A88062825 - At Night in the Department Store: 'Evening Primrose' and Its Variations

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Entry: At Night in the Department Store: 'Evening Primrose' and Its Variations - A88062825
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor - U1590784

I ran across the musical version of 'Evening Primrose' recently and became fascinated by chasing down all the other versions.

I hope you enjoy this and find a version you like.

smiley - dragon


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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent smiley - biggrin Nicely linked to other Entries in the Guide, too smiley - ok

Just three bits where the text on links can be clarified in case the links aren't visible somehow:

"If you'd like to, you can listen to it here." - "If you'd like to, you can listen to it on archive.org."

"If you like, you can watch it here." - "If you like, you can watch it on archive.org."

"If you like, you can watch it here." - "If you like, you can watch it on Youtube."

I like the conclusion, and the Postscript is great, too smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - ok Thanks, Sasha, I changed those.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Fabulous. We are watching the original Twilight Zone from the start with original intros from Rod Serling in person. I will look forward to the mannequin one with relish smiley - tongueout also Terry Farrell, she was Jadzia Dax in Star Trek DS9, wasn't she?

I love spooky stories. The spookier the better, but with no blood-spatter, please. smiley - ghost


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - ok Yes, it was that Terry Farrell in the TZ episode. No gore in any of this, it's all ideas, which is the kind I like, too.


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Bluebottle

I enjoyed reading this, though I must admit I am reminded of both:

'Mannequin' (1987) in which a man falls in love with a shop dummy and nothing's gonna stop us now.

'The Greatest Store in the World' (1999) - a TV movie that always appears to be on over Christmas in which a homeless mum and her two girls secretly live in a posh department store over Christmas, and have to survive both being burgled by smiley - santa and serenaded by S Club 7.

<BB<


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

It must be a universal trope. I wonder how many other national variants there are in different languages?

I recall a tv movie in which Vanna White is a mannequin or statue come to life. Y'all won't know Vanna White, though she's a household name in the US. She's the lady who turns over the letters in the long-running game show 'Wheel of Fortune' and she is adored by millions. (Nice woman, native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.)

There was also an Italian avant-garde film back in the 60s in which some guy was pursued by a giant woman from a billboard the Milk Board put up...can't remember the actress, only that she was Scandinavian...


A88062825 - At Night in the Department Store: 'Evening Primrose' and Its Variations

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - wow

I recall one of the videos in the "Golden Oldie Picture Show" featured a shop mannequin which came to life. "Dedicated follower of fashion" I believe it was, but I could be wrong. Pity they're lost forever smiley - cry

smiley - monsterAnd how can anyone forget the best Carry On EVER - Carry On Screaming - in which the weird family used to turn real women into mannequins and sell them to shops?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - snork I'd swear you made that up about 'Carry On', but at this point I'll believe anything.

Come to think of it, didn't Doctor Who have autons who were disguised as mannequins? Second or Third Doctor?


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Bluebottle

Third Doctor - and no, 'Carry On Screaming' did consist of women being turned into mannequins. Another film that had a woman turned into a mannequin was 'Wishmaster' - which I wish I hadn't watched...

<BB<


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl Yeah, I know a lot of films like that.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


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