As I write this I wonder about what I am really looking back on, but I’ll continue anyway. This Thanksgiving was my first time home after truly moving away, having now gotten a driver’s licence in another state and registering my own car there as well, I consider my home Pittsburgh, not Virginia. Having traveled to NY for Thanksgiving (the second of three) and continuing on to...
[George] Lucas devised a method of moviemaking that has more in common with the...– Kevin Kelly, “Becoming Screen Literate” (http://bit.ly/fAEG)
Girls & Vampires
I’m a fan of True Blood (along with Shaq), HBO’s version of the Sookie Stackhouse Chronicles. I’ve watched the show since it began recently and noticed the influx in vampire themed shows and movies (which in turn brings the books they are based on in the limelight). Of course, this didn’t go without notice, the WSJ did an article (Real Men Have Fangs) on the evolution of...
Look, if you were a white man, Manhattan in the early ’60s was a sandbox. There...– John Hamm
The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call “love”...– Don Draper (Matthew Weiner)
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult...– Walter Anderson
I was recently in a position to take an enormous risk, something, which after a lot of thought, I realized I did not do often. I am not one to take risks. Yet, I want great reward. Risk and reward intertwine at every corner, we hear about the “risk profiles” of the company now embroiled in the credit crisis. So that got me thinking, what is my risk profile? I’m not talking...
Where are the heroes?
James Bowan recently wrote an article on “America’s Hero Deficit,” (take a few moments to read it, I’ll wait) in it he argues that “American movies have forgotten how to portray heroism.” An interesting hypothesis, but while I believe he has a point he is forgetting some very recent examples of heroes. Harry Potter (a victim hero similar to Bruce Wayne), Jack...
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Quantum of Solace
Did the new Bond continue down the gadget-less path in Quantum of Solace? Daniel Craig starts out after just a few hours and the fast pace of the beginning of the movie continues on. Unlike Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace takes it’s cue from the Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s Doug Liman. Quick, jerky shots are the norm. While at times the movie is jarring you are always...