10 Things I Did Not Experience In London Last Weekend

I’m sure there are not many at this stage wondering where my blog posts are of late. And I’m sure there are not many who do not know I was in London from Sunday to Tuesday. And the London element kind of explains the lack of blog posts element. It was not a holiday as […]

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Let Me Share Some London With You

*** It’s hanging on our Christmas Tree *** It was my idea, rather than that of my wife, or two year-old daughter, to spend two days and three nights in London. As much as I love the big city, and wanted any reason to go again, I had ulterior, less selfish motives as well. I […]

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Mike Nichols, I Admired You Before I Knew You

Unlike many bloggers or movie critics or anybody who is anybody with a view on movies, I don’t appear to be an expert of movie history. I am certainly not, and have much more to learn. I do know, though, how I feel about movies, and I know what I like. Sure, when I write […]

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10 Things I Won’t Be Doing In London This Weekend

So this weekend I venture into a story About a Boy, with My Fair Lady, and my Happy-Go-Lucky daughter, as we head to the mighty London for three days and two nights. This is certainly not a Summer Holiday, but a well deserved break for the family. Sure, it will be a bit crowded, but […]

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10 Reasons The Grand Budapest Hotel Is In Fact Grand

The Grand Budapest Hotel is, no matter your taste in movies, a real treat. The art direction and expansive framing of the hotel sequences in its earlier moments might be reminiscent of the Coen’s work on Barton Fink. Later, too you may be reminded of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s direction of Delicatessen. More directly you are […]

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First Ten Pages: American Sinners

I wonder how many of you have a general idea of the significance of the first ten pages of a screenplay. That there is a kind of rule that means you ought to capture your reader’s attention in those first pages, or else that, and the other one hundred plus pages, end up in the […]

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I Know What I Want For Christmas

My wife and I just the other day were having the What Do You Want For Christmas casual chit-chat. She said she was going to buy me a computer. I currently have a laptop on its last legs – it is literally falling to pieces and could go at any time. I have an old, […]

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Yes My Screenplay Is Ready To Submit

No, my screenplay is not ready to submit. But I will anyway. That is not a lie, not really. As a screenwriter I never feel ready to submit my work {and I suspect I am not the only one}. Not completely. Half the time I am not ready for people to read my work. Not even […]

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I Am Not Saying I Love Lucy

After, and while, watching Luc Besson’s Lucy it crossed my mind again that sometimes you have to just take a movie for what it is. An escape from reality with ninety minutes of entertainment. I know there are movies that are three hours long, and require your full attention, and draw you in to a […]

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