Making a movie is hard. Making the crappiest B-movie requires thousands of man-hours and and Sisyphean struggle. Making a moderate cheeseball popcorn flick for a major studio, such as Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a huge undertaking, from which humans rightfully earn a hefty salary. So I accept the “Get Over Yourself, Shut … More Why I’ll Continue to Dislike Mamma Mia
Originally posted on Benjamin Wild:
Queen Elizabeth I (r.1558-1603) carefully controlled her image and the depictions of it. Many of the portraits that immortalise England’s Good Queen Bess, from Nicholas Hilliard’s ‘Pelican Portrait’ of c.1574 to the ‘Rainbow Portrait’ of c.1602, attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, depict the ruler with an almost androgynous, whitened…
or, A Crash Course in Public Relations I started this post wondering if I would, in fact, finish it. Because we live in a world of mass communication and everyone has had to interact with journalists of varying stripes, right? So, who needs advice on dealing with the media? Then I realized that I had […] … More Mad Genius Club Advises on Dealing with the Press
I’ve read Jaws, and I have to agree. Not to sure about the others, but check this out and see what you think.
I mentioned in my Series of Thoughts on the Last Jedi the whole “Messiah Can Only Save You Once” aspect of the Hero. Robin Rowland does a more systematic Defense: connecting the tragic tales of King Arthur, Odysseus, Theseus, and others. In a nutshell, when the hero ages, the time of his glories pass, and … More The Aging Hero: a Thorough Defense of The Last Jedi
“Keep the politicians near enough to kick them.” -G.K. Chesterton
This lovely strange trip of a book is done and I’m ready to push the baby bird out the nest. This is a story I’ve been imagining and tweaking with for some time. It’s time for it to meet the world. Watch this space.