Little locational montages

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    When Alexis went down under to find Ben Carrington midway thru Season 6, I was pleasantly surprised that they did a little Australia montage, complete with koalas and kangaroos, prior to the scene.

    I thought this was a nice touch and all-too-rare for DYNASTY, no doubt inspired by their mid-season retooling in the wake of Moldavia and Rita Lesley.

    Should they have done this more often whenever they left Denver? I sure thought they should (and, no, that doesn't mean a 1964 shot of the streets of London prior to a contemporary scene) to enhance the series' jet-setty pretensions.

    For that matter, they could have given us Colorado-theme montages with Blake's or Alexis' limousine driving around the mountains near Denver like they do in all those car commercials.

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    Agreed. I love it whenever shows have scenery porn it. It really helps immerse you into the world where the characters live.
     
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    I dunno
    If Krystle is going to handle roses full-time, why not show her in her rose garden? That's scenes that I'd like - Krystle, in her element, doing her roses and giving advice and shit like that. It writes itself!
     
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    They should have offered up little Rocky mountain montages replete with fir trees and moose and elk and deer and bear and icy streams, all from available stock footage, before panning/dissolving into shots of the mansion for a human scene inside.

    Why didn't they ever do this?

    Amanda's face being eaten by a wolf just prior to her recasting:
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    DYNASTY's complete lack of any sense of location still drives me nuts. I see all these scene from old shows like BONANZA and DANIEL BOONE and THE WALTONS that film on these craggy mountain top ridges (which are really near Los Angeles) and it's completely convincing.

    Why didn't our show do that after its first couple of seasons?

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    I think it is a combination of Aaron Spelling's scrooge instincts and Douglas Cramer's aesthetic of Dynasty as an old Hollywood studio set--the same logic that inspired the static acting directive.
     
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    Well, they did leave the studio here and there. They kept going to that ranch in Hidden Valley or wherever. There were picturesque mountain ridges nearby, too.
     
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    Pine Tree Manor! Five Pines! Lake Pine Tree! The Pinusula Hotel! The Happy Pines Bar!

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    Roger Pines!
     
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