Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Above-the-Fold” Candidates

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the hierarchy of obituaries in the New York Times, noting that the ultimate measure of a person’s fame (or infamy) was the prominence of placement of his or her obit in … Continue reading

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“Sorcerer”: A transformational film gets a restoration

I read that William Friedkin, director of such influential 1970s films as “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist” is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival, an honor well-deserved (he was nominated for Best … Continue reading

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NVptFcFJ and JEcKvcdT – two of my biggest fans.

Based on my experience with writing novels and screenplays, I knew that when I started this blog that it would take time and patience to build readership. These days, with barriers to publishing words, music and video all but eliminated, … Continue reading

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Some more great movie lines

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Let’s do a few lines” in which I offered 25 movie quotes to be added to the list of the 100 Best Movie Quotes compiled by the American Film Institute. I … Continue reading

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Which came first: the Title or the Plot?

The marketing blitz has started for the new summer movie “R.I.P.D” starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon (whose appearance will likely extend the “six degrees” parlor game to another 10,000 actors.) With the possible exception of some residents … Continue reading

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