Thoughts on the New Dark Shadows Movie

Hello to all who have inquired about the new Dark Shadows film.

First of all, let me say, being a devotee of the the films of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, I am delighted they are making a film of Dark Shadows. They did not take this on lightly. It is a film, I’m sure, they have thought about for many years. Way, way back when, a decade or so ago, I had suggested to Dan Curtis, as I know David Kennedy and Jim Pierson did, that Johnny Depp would be great for a DS film. To my thinking, Dark Shadows could not be in better hands.

The fans of Dark Shadows should have no doubt about the talent and commitment Burton and Depp will bring to the project. You know that they will not commence filming until they have a script they are satisfied with. Dark Shadows needs a fresh approach, and I, like all of you, can’t wait to see the final product because I know it will be wonderful. And—yes!—I would love a cameo. Whatever, I will buy my ticket the first week it is out.

Take care,

Webmaster’s Note: In June 2011, David Selby, along with other members of the original Dark Shadows cast, flew to England to film cameos in the new Dark Shadows movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins. You can see cameos by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), and David Selby (Quentin Collins) when the Dark Shadows movie opens in May 2012. (Date subject to change.)

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2010/2011 Holiday Message

To all who tune into this address beautifully landscaped by Brigid, if you have any ideas you wish to discuss, send them along.

In these trying times for so many, may they get their act together in Washington — stop the you said this and I said that — and get something done that moves this country forward, that helps our children get the educations they need for these times and tomorrow’s times. Hats off to Bill Gates and his wife (so well-spoken and sharp she is) for putting the resources behind an educational effort to put America back together. A standing ovation to all like Warren Buffet, who is helping to persuade those on the high end to give more of their money away, and to so many we don’t read about in every community across this country who help out however they can. Continue reading

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New Play, Books

Hello friends,

My Shadowed Past

My Shadowed Past by David Selby

It has been so long and yet it doesn’t seem possible that it has been over a year since the Lincoln play in D.C. Just got back from there where I took part in a panel discussion on Lincoln at the Smithsonian. It was good and informative. We had a full house. Met with Ford’s Theatre about another play, but it’s still a ways off. On to NY to see some plays, etc. Soon will be off to a festival back east to read from some new work and hear a new play I’ve written,  An Appalachia Tragedy. Continue reading

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