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Changes due to lack of interest.

Changes due to lack of interest.

I’ve closed commenting for the site and deleted the guestbook as no one was participating. I’ve been working hard the past couple of weeks to pay off bills for this site and it hasn’t been easy. I still have about $38 left before all is finally paid off. I should have everything paid off in the next 3 to 4 days. 

One of these weeks I can finally rest easy. 

That’s all for now. Until next time. 

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To longevity!

To longevity!

It has taken 5 days, but it’s finally done. What, you ask? 

  1. Another hosting change. For $172.33, I’ve ensured this site will be hosted for the next 4 years! 
  2. New flickr galleries. Just look around on the movie, tv show and commercial galleries located in the main menu.

I am exhausted from finalizing all the work, financing, and all other details, but it’s safe to say I won’t have to worry about this site for another 48 months, and that makes me tremendously elated! *sighs* 😀 

Thank you, Hostinger, for your holiday deal and all the technical support. Moving this site took twice as long as I expected for the oddest reasons. 

If anyone would like to help out, please consider a paypal donation. I deeply appreciate and could use the help. 

Thanks to all friends and fans for your patience. 

Until next time. <3

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James Horner’s The Land Before Time expanded edition

James Horner’s The Land Before Time expanded edition

I have to, as a soundtrack collector, pay tribute to the score of one of Judith’s most known films, “The Land Before Time”. I first saw the film in 1989 as a 6-year-old with my 5-year-old sister and my dad. I loved the music, especially the opening cue as it built up from near silence to a roaming crescendo. 

Nearly all the characters have their own themes and each helps tell the story. 

I remember finding a copy of the album as a 16-year-old while browsing at a Hastings bookstore. I later gave it to my grandma because I knew she loved the movie so much. 

I’m delighted someone decided to release all the music for this movie and will buy a copy as soon as I can raise the money for it. 

Here is a  link to a nice review of it on a James Horner music site which is particularly in depth:

http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/the-land-before-time-expanded-edition-our-exclusive-review/

 

You can buy your copy here

That’s all for now. Until next time! 😀 

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“Simplify, simplify.”

“Simplify, simplify.”

 

I did away with Jetpack as it kept creating disconnect errors. My advice to anyone using wordpress to make websites: NEVER use Jetpack! It is the buggiest plugin. 

That being said, I had to get creative with plugins to replace the functions I wanted for this site. I replaced site counters, the flickr stream, and the facebook page stream. More trial and error because frequently, that is what being a webmaster is–finding out what works and what doesn’t. 

Everything should work properly now. I have been checking exhaustively for any errors. If anyone spots any more, please contact me.

Until next time. 😀 

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Getting things together

Getting things together

I had to go back and change the links to the Jaws 4 deleted scene and Entertainment Tonight promo because the host I switched to September 30 (October 1st their time) does not include Jetpack Pro for free and thus 10 GB of free video hosting. I’ve also transfered this site’s domain name because it will save me an additional $7.42 per year.

I am not sure why the home page keeps showing up as an older version of itself, but I think it has to do with the host and domain migration.

Slowly, things are starting to work again and coming together. More is coming later.

Thanks for all the paitence and support. It keeps me going.

Until next time. 🙂

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Switching hosts

Switching hosts

Yet again, I’ve switched hosts. I needed to save money. This time, I’m paying $90 per year which is much better than $212. It’s been rough and tumble since I was kicked off a server that was hosting this site for free at the time. I don’t really make any spending money, so I have to wait for family members and or any site donations. This site is the most expensive bill I am solely responsible for.

If the site is buggy or goes down, the new hosting adjustments are why.

I will try to work out all the kinks soon. Please bear with me.

Thanks.

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Slamdance trailer and music video added to page

Slamdance trailer and music video added to page

Because I was surfing youtube last week, I found the Slamdance trailer and a very 1980’s music video, “High Hopes”. Every artist tried to sound like David Bowie in those days.

This is part of what the updated Slamdance page looks like:

Slamdance videos
Slamdance videos

Enjoy the campy 1980’s nostalgia! 😆

If anyone wants me to update faster or more often, please consider giving a paypal donation of $1.00 or more.

Until next time. 🙂

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Minor updates

Minor updates

In the past couple of months, I have changed the videos for The (new) Twilight Zone and The Fall Guy. The (new) Twilight Zone was missing about 20 seconds of editional footage and The Fall Guy video is much better quality than the previous one.

2 new articles are in the article gallery. All the articles are now viewable in the thumbnail gallery on the Articles page.

I’ve been working crazily hard to earn money to keep the site going and updated.

I added an image from the Season 4 DVD of Remington Steele. It was given to me by friend and fellow Judith fan, Tracy. Once again, Tracy, thank you.

If anyone is feeling generous, please make a donation of $1.00 or more by clicking here. I could always use the extra help.

Thanks to all friends, fans, followers and readers! You are why this keeps going!

Until next time.

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‘The movie’s only real acting.’/A thank you!

‘The movie’s only real acting.’/A thank you!

High and deserved praise, indeed. Added this review from the York, Pennsylvania Dispatch. As with the other articles before, it is also viewable via the 2nd page of the article gallery.

Shout-out and personal thank you goes to Chris from the Judith Barsi facebook page for his/her/their recent donation to the site. This update is for you, friend! 😀 Your caring absolutely keeps me and this project going!

 

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Added articles; Mea culpa

Added articles; Mea culpa

I didn’t realize I hadn’t made an article entitled Burt Reynolds Woofs Way Through Canine Role “All Dogs Go to Heaven’ visible to everyone in the articles gallery. It is accessible either by browsing the second page of the article gallery or by direct link here.

Also added is a letter to the editor accessible the same ways the first article is.

The writer, Roger W. Hulburd, asks a question a lot of Judith and All Dogs Go To Heaven fans ask:

Why wasn’t Judith given a final credit or mention in more All Dogs Go To Heaven articles or in the end credits of the film?

I remember producer/co-director Gary Goldman answering this question on an old Don Bluth website about 10 to 15 years ago, saying, “We were already going to make the audience cry by sending Charlie back to Heaven. We didn’t want to make it worse by reminding them of such a terrible tragedy.”

It was a devastating blow to all involved on the project:

“The studio was again taken with the young lady [Judith] and planned to not only use her extensively in publicity, but as a regular in their productions, much as Dom DeLuise had become. However, tragedy struck in July of 1988 when she was allegedly killed by her father in what newspapers referred to as an ‘Apparent Murder-Suicide.’

The studio was shocked by the events, especially Don who reportedly left for the day upon hearing the news.”

‘All Dogs’ press kit

Don Bluth recalled,

“[The news] nearly paralyzed us. We couldn’t listen to the voice. Everybody would start tearing up….so it stopped everything for a while.”

Don Bluth– Drawing from His Imagination

Any reminder of the horror and tragedy of her passing was apparently too much for all of them.

 

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