Lately, I’ve been writing from time to time about the actors (or other creative personnel) that Doctor Who has in common with other science fiction programs or franchises. (For example, Blake’s 7, Star Wars, Red Dwarf). Then, kind of randomly, I thought…
…what about 2001: A Space Odyssey?
(Daily Doctor Who #235)
Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey – Doctor Who Actor Connections
Just lately, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it. This is Post #3.
Continue reading Spartacus [50 Films Older Than Me #3]
So lately I made a Youtube video, for the first time (I’ve made films before, and put them on Youtube, but I never made a video specifically to just say stuff on Youtube) in which I share my 101 Films That I Love the Most. You can see the video and read all about it here.
In addition to making this video, I thought I’d also share it in writing—for easy reference in case you or I don’t feel like listening to me talk about this over 40 minutes of real time.
Continue reading 101 Movies That I Love the Most – Part Four [25-01]
As I mentioned before, I recently returned from Colorado, where my family had gathered in order to scatter the ashes of my father, who died last year.
Continue reading Colorado: Farewell in the Mountains
Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.
Continue reading 100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 4
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?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #19: Influential Film Directors
Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love. (Why 47?) Today we hit #3, with a moment from the first movie which made me think at all about how film stories are told.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Continue reading 47 Great Movie Moments #3 – 2001: A Space Odyssey
What’s your favorite movie? Some people can answer that very easily, others have a hard time.
Answers I’ve heard from others to that query have included Fight Club, The Wild Bunch, The Mummy, The Princess Diaries (parts 1 & 2), Avatar, Good Will Hunting, and Step Up 2 .
But what’s my answer? That’s the question. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #45 – Movie That I Have Considered to be My Favorite
The dehumanizing impact of machines. The possibility of mankind being destroyed by its own creation. The question of artificial intelligence exceeding its programming. The nature of life itself. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #28 – 4 Best Movies Based Around Technology
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