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    Revel’s Rivals Wins at LIFF!

    Showing your film at a festival is great – but winning a top award at the event makes it just a little better. It was announced on October 9, 2012 that Revel’s Rivals won the award for Best Animated Feature at the Louisville International Festival of Film. The trophy – in typical Louisville fashion was […]

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    Robin Williams – The Death of Comedy

    The great social media miracle of the year will be the transformation of Robin Williams into the poster child for clinical depression. Perhaps, if he knew the world was going to react in this way – he might have stuck it out a little longer. Let me add quickly that I have first-hand experience with […]

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    Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare

    One of the books that I return to frequently for inspiration, and a more rigorous understanding of how powerful verse can be, is Shakespeare’s Use of the Arts of Language, by Sister Miriam Joseph. To many, this might sound like a dry, academic tome. But if you are a fan of the way Shakespeare sounds, […]

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    Going to the Movies, Gone.

    I am going to quote from a quote from the NY Times: “The impulse to make a film,” Janet Pierson wrote in her response to my survey, “has far outrun the impulse to go out and watch in a theater.” Ms. Pierson runs the South by Southwest film festival, which is where Lena Dunham’s breakout […]

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    Disney Goes Indy

    It was reported this weekend that Disney had acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones series. This is on top of the Star Wars and Marvel purchases from the past year or so. If Harry Potter and Twilight were still in play, they’d probably buy those as well. It’s no secret that Franchises and Merchandising […]

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    Fade Ins and Outs on the Music Front

    Two side-by-side articles recently caught my attention on my Facebook timeline – both declaring the death of a previous art form in the music world. On the pop side, Variety was once again announcing the end of the album – this time with probable cause. From the classical quarter, The New Yorker – recounted the […]

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    Cirque du Soleil: Circling Back

    Cirque du Soleil has a new show called ONE featuring the Michael Jackson songbook. The trailers on YouTube and elsewhere look great. High energy and style, great acrobatics and showmanship, and it would be hard to find a better collection of pop tunes on which to base a big Vegas show. Cirque’s track record with […]

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    The New Immediacy

    In the 20th century, live performance was the measure of immediacy. What mattered was how well a band played, how truthfully an actor could represent emotion and response on stage, how naturally an opera diva could reach the impossible notes. That’s because real time was scarce, and live performances were events. To a great extent, […]

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Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare

One of the books that I return to frequently for inspiration, and a more rigorous understanding of how powerful verse can be, is Shakespeare’s Use of the Arts of Language, by Sister Miriam Joseph. To many, this might sound like a dry, academic tome. But if you are a fan of the way Shakespeare sounds, […]

Filmstrip-v2

Going to the Movies, Gone.

I am going to quote from a quote from the NY Times: “The impulse to make a film,” Janet Pierson wrote in her response to my survey, “has far outrun the impulse to go out and watch in a theater.” Ms. Pierson runs the South by Southwest film festival, which is where Lena Dunham’s breakout […]

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Disney Goes Indy

It was reported this weekend that Disney had acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones series. This is on top of the Star Wars and Marvel purchases from the past year or so. If Harry Potter and Twilight were still in play, they’d probably buy those as well. It’s no secret that Franchises and Merchandising […]