THE CHANGING FURNITURE AT COLLINWOOD
I'm constantly amused at seeing the furniture at Collinwood having been moved around for the purpose of getting a camera angle. The obvious change was the portrait of Barnabas just appearing in the foyer just as the Willi Loomis story was heating up. But that's not what I'm talking about.
More specifically, I'm referring to the furniture in the main drawing room, particularly the grand piano, the desk, and Roger's liquor cabinet. They all seem to fight for the same space in the room at times. Today, we watched #361, which is the Julia Hoffman tour de force as she spends the evening alone at Collinwood, terrified by the ghost of Dr. Woodard.
She sits at Liz Stoddard's desk, which has been placed just inside the double doors in the spot usually occupied by Roger's liquor cabinet, and angled such that the camera could shoot directly at her playing Solitaire with a shot over her shoulder at the drawing room window.
There were also a few episodes recently where the statue on the foyer table disappeared for an episode so that Vicki and David could sit on the bench that no one's ever used before. And Julia's room has changed configuration, as did Carolyn's early on in the beginnings episodes.
Poor Mrs. Johnson must be exhausted from moving all of that stuff around.
...and why does the foyer grandfather clock only tick when someone's looking at it?
...having some fun with DARK SHADOWS, online...