The title cards of Susan Sullivan spinning around.

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  1. Falcon Crest I

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    Susan Sullivan made an imprint in the eighties, with those spinning around title cards. The feature was first used in the 3rd season and was right through to spring 1989, 4 1/2 months before she made her last appearance in the coffin. What was your favourite spinning around opening title card, of Susan?

    Season 3 and 4 - when Susan was in the garden of the castle.
    Season 5 - in front of vines and a glass of red wine being poured.
    Season 6 - in front of vines and the castle.
    Season 7 and 8 - turning around to the camera, standing beside a Rolls Royce and vines.
     
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    Season 7 and 8 seem the more natural spinning to me. The others (especially seasons 5 and 6) look quite artificial.
     
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    I've always thought that the spin was an odd choice for this character*. Too glamorous and melodramatic, maybe it would have been more characteristic for Kim Novak's character?

    *same goes for Laura Avery on Knots
     
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    But Joshua Rush pulled it off brilliantly:

     
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    Hilarious!


    That would be my favourite. She seems pleasantly surprised/relieved, maybe it's Chase or one of the kids - so it's still in-character.
    The others look like a hairspray commercial ("L'Appollo Hairspray for natural fixation!")
     
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    I thought the head spin worked for Susan Sullivan.

    A lot of people dislike Barbara Bel Geddes' head spin from the dream season of DALLAS -- but I think that's because it's from the dream season. I would have liked it for the Donna Reed season had Donna Reed not been there.

    Not everybody can pull off a head spin. Sullivan and Bel Geddes can.

    Did Linda Evans ever try one?? I know Linda Blair did.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Season 3 and 4 definitely. I think she looks natural, like someone attracted her attention and she turned around to see them. The next 2 seasons she spins so quickly it's like she's on a turntable.
     
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    Susan's opening spin around, from the 3rd/4th season is also my favourite. I don't know if the other opening title variations were done just for the starting credits or if they were part of a scene but the 3rd / 4th season seemed as if Susan was doing a scene.
     
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    Incidentally all of Susan Sullivan's spinning around opening titles were not part of anything scripted. They were all done separately for the opening credits. I agree about Susan's title card used in the third and fourth season as being her most fetching. Below is a variation of the season 4 cast mixed with the season 5 configuration, with another good version of Susan (from the blogspot).





    Garth and Richard's other employee Lawrence Mishima are meeting with Maggie, at the New Globe office. She is now in control of her husband's fortune, since he is incognito. Although as far as Maggie and Angela are concerned Richard died and was buried, (a scene from season 8, 1988 - '89):

    Maggie: "I want both of you to know that I am the one who is running Channing Enterprises, infact as well as name. Anything I don't know I intend to learn it. I will come to you for advice first. However there will be no decisions made regarding Channing Enterprises, unless through me. Do you understand that gentlemen?"

    Lawrence: "But Mrs. Channing how can it be otherwise? Garth has assured me you have known and approved of everything we've done."

    Maggie: "Well, in the future unless you hear it from me you haven't heard it."
     
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    Oh I liked Susan's title card for the 7th and 8th season. The Rolls Royce in the frame was a classy touch, just as SS was a classy lady.
     
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    My thumbs are up for the 3rd and 4th season.
     
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    The turn-around for Maggie is a trademark for sure, but I can rub me as a little cheesy.
     

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