47 Great Movie Moments #47 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

And we conclude this series of 47 moments in film that I love. (Why 47?)  I am almost not 47 anymore, so it’s time to finish these!  Here is #47!

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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Weekly Geeky Question #19: Influential Film Directors

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #19, and this week’s questions is…

Who are ten film directors who have influenced me personally?

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Weekly Geeky Question #18: Non-Geeky Movies…for Geeks!

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #18, and this week’s question is an interesting one:

What are ten great non-geeky, non-scifi, non comic book movies that I’d recommend for geeks to watch?

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47 Movie Blogs #47 – Great Movie Moments Where Victory is Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat

An exciting victory by the hero–one that is clever, resourceful and maybe most of all, unexpected–is one of my favorite things about a good adventure story.  For this post, I’ve been asked to write about some of the best ones. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #47 – Great Movie Moments Where Victory is Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat

47 Movie Blogs #36 – Seven Movies I’d Choose to Stock My Apocalyptic Bunker With

This is happening, people.  Apocalypse approaches (What type?  Maybe one of these?) and I have time to get into a bunker, but I only have time to find seven movies to bring with me.  Seven movies to take with me into the rest of my lonely, miserable, purpose-questioning existence. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #36 – Seven Movies I’d Choose to Stock My Apocalyptic Bunker With

47 Movie Blogs #25 – An Underappreciated Movie Actor

Today we are talking about under-appreciated movie actors, or one in particular. There are a few different approaches one could take with this. I could talk about Tom Cruise, who I think is a pretty good actor even though many that I speak to seem to disagree. But it’s hard to argue that he’s genuinely unappreciated – obviously, he is a super-famous bankable movie star. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #25 – An Underappreciated Movie Actor

47 Movie Blogs #15 – Great Recurring Visual Motifs

So, what is a recurring visual motif? In my mind, it simply means a visual concept that appears in a movie repeatedly. It could be a set of similar props, or a particular camera angle, or some other visual element, which help to communicate the themes or emotional tone of the movie Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #15 – Great Recurring Visual Motifs