As a society, we were far more concerned about overpopulation of the planet during the 70s than we are now. The publication of Paul Ehrlich’s incendiary bestseller “The Population Bomb” in 1968 is a big reason for the paradigm shift, but it was Hollywood that provided us with the visuals, in lurid detail. Popular sci-fi…… Continue reading Into The Future: Z.P.G.
Well, here we are. Another year gone. Another wheezes to a start. I’m still sorting through the cobwebs and dead links that characterized the last one. Both literally and figuratively. No, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way, but I’m not one to cry over spilled Grande, Quad, Nonfat, One-Pump, No-Whip, Mocha. Some years are…… Continue reading 2017, The Year That Was
Hey, who died? It’s like a morgue in here. Draw the curtains and throw open the windows to let the fresh air in. It smells like mothballs pickled in yak piss. Gross. Nothing worse than a neglected blog – especially now that America is great again and the world is finally at peace. Nothing worse.… Continue reading Fly Life
There was a time when I dreaded Mondays. Most people do. Which is odd, if you really think about it. Monday is, after all, just another day in a long line of days that provide us opportunity for advancement and self-expression. It’s no different from Tuesday or any other day, except for the fact that…… Continue reading The Call Of Passion
The never-ending trainwreck. That’s how many have looked back on 2016, and with good reason. From a glut of celebrity deaths to bombings, shootings and terrorist attacks to the presidential upset that shook the world, the repercussions have been seismic. For many, it is considered the worst year ever and it cannot come to an…… Continue reading 2016, The Year That Was
Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires
Running at top speed for several days in a row isn’t nearly as easy as it once was for this old thaumaturge. After a grueling weekend of film shoots, it took me a few days to feel refreshed again. I was well and truly exhausted, but definitely in a good way. Friday we wrapped our…… Continue reading Film Craft 101