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Book Review: Rotten Movies We Love

Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, And And Films So Bad They’re Good, by the editors of Rotten Tomatoes We must get something straight at the beginning. I am not included, for the most part, in the “we” … Continue reading

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Lessons In Framing From A Lobster

Recently I decided to check out the music video for the current Dua Lipa single “We’re Good,” and it struck me in watching the video that there is a lobster in this music video that is very sympathetically framed. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Momento & Following

Momento & Following, by Christopher Nolan This book is made up of two screenplays for films by Christopher Nolan, as well as follow-up material about each of them, that together are a bit more than 200 pages. The first section … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forever Liesl

Forever Liesel: A Memoir Of The Sound Of Music, by Charmian Carr with Jean A.S. Strauss This book is a somewhat strange memoir, but it’s a very enjoyable one and the author comes off very well, even if she is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Vanessa Williams

If one is looking for a varied and successful career in a great many different fields, Vanessa Williams has known some profound ups and downs.  First coming to prominence as a Miss America winner–and the first black one ever–who was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Big Hero 6

The Art Of Big Hero 6, by Jessica Jules, Preface by John Lasseter, Foreword by Don Hall and Chris Williams It can be a fascinating experience to read a book consisting mostly of artwork from a film that one has … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Frozen

The Art Of Frozen, by Charles Solomon, Preface by John Lasseter, Foreword by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee I must admit that Frozen is not a particular favorite of Disney films for me, and not only because of its insufferable … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Cars 3

The Art Of Cars 3, foreword by John Lasseter, Preface by Brian Fee, Introduction by Bill Cone & Jay Shuster When a film franchise is in its third film, a lot of the decisions about the main characters have already … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Moana

The Art Of Moana, by Jessica Julius and Maggie Malone, preface by John Lasseter, foreword by Ron Clements and John Musker In many ways, this book is fascinating.  Personally, I greatly enjoyed seeing the art of this particular movie and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of The Good Dinosaur

The Art Of The Good Dinosaur, foreword by John Lasseter, introduction by Peter Sohn My feelings about this book are a bit torn.  I must admit that I haven’t seen the movie it was based on, but the book does … Continue reading

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