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Movie Review: Tolkien

This film was made for those who know a lot about Tolkien’s writings but don’t know a lot about his faith.  When watching this movie I kept on waiting for C.S. Lewis to show up, given the importance that he … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Creation Of A Soundtrack Pop Format

From time to time I enjoy reading discussions about the formulation of various radio formats.  Although my current connection to radio is slight, at one time I was a college radio DJ and I have retained an interest in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Year Of Flops

My Year Of Flops:  One Man’s Journey Deep Into The Heart Of Cinematic Failure, by Nathan Rabin Although we share a first name, the author and I have a very different view of the world and also a different view … Continue reading

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On The Kuleshov Effect In Text

For those who study cinematography or directing, the Kuleshov effect is the way that the context of film shots gives more detail than the shots separately do.  The presence of shots adjacent to each other presents a context that informs … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Incredible Life Of Balto

The Incredible Life Of Balto, by Meghan McCarthy The author calls Balto one of the greatest American heroes, and if one is comparing him to people like Sonia Sotomayer, one is inclined to agree.  I was slightly familiar with Balto … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler And His List

Oskar Schindler And His List:  The Man, The Book, The Film, The Holocaust, and Its Survivors, edited by Thomas Fensch This is an interesting book about a phenomenon.  Having done a lot of reading about Schindler’s list, it is fascinating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes Of Grindelwald:  The Original Screenplay, by J.K. Rowling It is worthwhile to ask why it is that I would be interested in reading the screenplay to a movie I have already seen and generally like [1].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide: Ron Weasley

Harry Potter:  Cinematic Guide:  Ron Wesley, by Felicity Baker Is this an essential book?  By no means.  In reading a book like this I have to try to put myself back in the days of my youth.  Of course, in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler, edited by Bruce Thompson This book is one of those inevitable compilations of materials that comes about in the aftermath of some sort of famous cultural phenomenon.  It is unlikely that this book would have been written in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woody Allen: Film By Film

Woody Allen:  Film By Film, by Jason Solomons This gorgeously photographed book is probably the ideal way that someone can approach the lengthy film career of Woody Allen at least as it gets to only a few years ago.  The … Continue reading

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