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Book Review: Lincoln: A President For The Ages

Lincoln:  A President For The Ages, edited by Karl Weber I certainly agree with the title of this book that Abraham Lincoln was a president for the ages, but this is certainly not a book for the ages.  Written and … Continue reading

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Book Review: America’s Prophet

America’s Prophet:  Moses And The American Story, by Bruce Feiler If you are somewhat familiar with the author’s body of writing or about the relationship between American history and theology [1], then you have a fair guess as to what … Continue reading

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Making Movies

The third studio album from Dire Straits [1] was called Making Movies.  The album itself was moderately popular, peaking in the top 20 of the US album charts (it did better in the UK as well as Europe) and ending … Continue reading

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Book Review: Story

Story:  Substance, Structure, Style, and The Principles of Screenwriting, by Robert McKee It is easy to see why this book is so well-regarded when it comes to screenwriting.  Although most of my attention has been focused on playwriting [1], this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02:  Screenwriting, by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland, and James Richards As someone who likes reading and writing dramatic material [1], this book was appealing to me from the point of view of someone who has a practical interest … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone

As a cinephile who enjoys watching movies and subjecting them to the same sort of critical analysis I give to everything else that comes my way [1], I found this film to be full of ironies.  Here are some of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Rogue One

[Spoiler Alert:  There be spoilers here.] As I sat in the theater next to a bright but irritatingly noisy child who must have been only about five years old or so, I had all kinds of thoughts to make a … Continue reading

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Why Does This Exist?

As someone who spends a great deal of time writing reviews about books, movies, and occasionally other products, I often wrestle with the question of why something exists.  When one is dealing with creations, one is led inevitably to questions … Continue reading

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The Love Is All Around Me

In 1994, when I was a young teenager towards the beginning of my thus far uneven and eventful career as a tragicomic romantic hero, a movie came out called “Four Weddings And A Funeral” which featured strong performances from Andie … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:  The Original Screenplay, by J.K. Rowling I find it hard to believe that this is the third review on the title Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find them that I have made [1].  … Continue reading

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