47 Great Movie Moments #30 – Citizen Kane

Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today, for #30, we look at Citizen Kane. I know it’s sort of cinematic sacrilege to talk about War of the Worlds in one breath, and Citizen Kane in the next, but that’s what just the way we role here.

Citizen Kane (1941)

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“Die Hard is the most important action film ever”

As I enjoyed dinner with my wife and some friends, we ended up having an interesting exchange.  My friend mentioned the fact that Die Hard 5 is coming out on Valentine’s Day, and referenced the original Die Hard semi-jokingly as “the most important action film every made.” Continue reading “Die Hard is the most important action film ever”

100 Moments where I Understood

One of the processes that is at work with any writing, and particularly fictional storytelling, is figuring out how to give your audience enough information to keep them grounded in what is going on, while at the same time raising questions in their minds that keep them interested. Continue reading 100 Moments where I Understood