The Inquisitive “mile”: re-tackling questions #076-100 (& more below)

Well, it took two and three-fourths years, but I definitely hit the 100 questions which were one of the main reasons I started this blog (general stuff and book reviews were the others). Of course, I have a couple thousand more rattling around in the noggin, so don't be surprised as the numbers just keep … Continue reading The Inquisitive “mile”: re-tackling questions #076-100 (& more below)

Watched “Now, Voyager” & “Craig’s Wife” for the first time, & noticed some odd parallels for myself…

(image from Now, Voyager) For once, I decided not to let YouTube reign on the TV while I cleaned and worked on jigsaw puzzles. I mean, I have tons of movies DVR'd that I haven't watched yet, and kind of went randomly between a few. Some I got 15 minutes into and decided "no thanks," … Continue reading Watched “Now, Voyager” & “Craig’s Wife” for the first time, & noticed some odd parallels for myself…

Top 5 Soundtracks and/or Film Scores so good you can (almost) ignore the damn movie.

Ah, Bugs, my fave composer...hee hee (gif from Looney Tunes & Gfycat.com) I am a film-score and soundtrack nut. Easily 25% of my CD collection (yes, I still have all mine and keep burning more) is comprised of soundtracks and film scores. That number stretches to 50% if I include classical music and the film … Continue reading Top 5 Soundtracks and/or Film Scores so good you can (almost) ignore the damn movie.

Wishing the best for all this year, and the hopes that the next will be better…

I wish like crazy I've had time to read and write the past few weeks, but moving furniture has left me little. I will be finishing Shakespeare pretty soon, and starting tomorrow will do my 12 days of Shakespeare (because I'm still trying to finish the plays--definitely not gonna make my reading goal this year). … Continue reading Wishing the best for all this year, and the hopes that the next will be better…

#079–What’s the Big Deal about the film “Apocalypse Now” (1979)?

I've seen it probably a couple dozen times by now. Hell, for some reason I've watched Apocalypse Now every night for a week, I'm guessing as some morbid therapy to show me some people arguably having a far worse month than I. Except for Kilgore (Robert Duvall), of course. I know I like the film, … Continue reading #079–What’s the Big Deal about the film “Apocalypse Now” (1979)?

An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film, by Michael Ryan & Melissa Lenos

My Copy: 9780826430021 (image from Bloomsbury publishing, though there are two different covers, it seems) I'm not sure how long ago I bought this skinny textbook, but I've thumbed through it a few times for my master's thesis. I know that's the main reason I bought it. As someone wanting to learn more about film-making, … Continue reading An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film, by Michael Ryan & Melissa Lenos

#064 Blitz Q: Who Would You LEAST Like to Meet–The Xenomorph or The Predator?

Image from horrorfreaknews.com Forget the  "AvP" movies (mainly because I haven't seen the flicks, so I can't do a pros and cons list of their strengths and weaknesses against each other). I'm talking original franchises. I'm talking the original Alien and the original Predator from the 70s and 80s films. I've been on a sci-fi … Continue reading #064 Blitz Q: Who Would You LEAST Like to Meet–The Xenomorph or The Predator?

#056–Can You Think of a Better Way to End the Film, “The Great Dictator?”

I first saw The Great Dictator when I was writing a grad school research paper. I'd read contemporary articles about the film and its reception, and always saw it on "top comedies" lists, but never watched it til I finally bought the Criterion Collection version. I'm one of those people who love to watch the … Continue reading #056–Can You Think of a Better Way to End the Film, “The Great Dictator?”