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Percentage budgeting is idiotic

Some of you may have heard of George Lucas. He’s the guy who wrote and directed the first Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies. He’s one of the few writers, directors, or filmmakers full stop who makes it to the Forbes list. Well, his breakthrough film was a little “coming of age” film called American […]

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Critics and Ibsen’s Ghosts

I used to dislike Ibsen.  So did the critics.  Well, maybe not hate Ibsen, I just couldn’t finish his plays.  And, I’m the kind of person who likes to read plays. There are acquired tastes.  Dark chocolate, spicy food, and Ibsen’s theatre.

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Armistice Day films

The 11th of November is known as Remembrance Sunday here in Britain, and Memorial Day in America.  What the day was originally celebrating was the armistice, the end of the first World War (then only known as the great war.)  With the end of hostilities, and the war officially over, there was an illusion of […]

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Why I don’t enter film festivals

In the old days, networking was an accident. Two screenwriters would meet at a film festival because they both had an interest in Bergman, not because they were looking for collaborators. Then they’d go on to write something optioned by Warren Beatty. But, that wasn’t why they went.  They discussed films, became friends, and only […]

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Rinsed in Blood

Tiney would kill to run her own salon. And she does, taking a shortcut to success, where the scissors fly so fast that they’re rinsed in blood. Tongue Twisting alternative tagline : Merthyr’s most murderous hairdresser makes hideous cuts “Rinsed in Blood.”

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Columbus Day

Columbus day has long been 👏🏿👏🏻👏🏼celebrated👏👏🏾👏🏽 in the 🇺🇸 United States, 🇪🇸 Spain and throughout Latin America.🇳🇮🇲🇽🇭🇳🇬🇹🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇩🇲🇨🇼🇦🇷🇸🇷🇻🇨🇱🇨🇵🇷🇺🇾🇻🇪🇻🇮🇹🇹 🇨🇦Canada celebrates Discovery Day, which is the same in principal. 🇧🇷 🇮🇹🇯🇲🇧🇲🇧🇧 While Columbus Day was not made “official” until President Roosevelt made a proclamation in the late 1930s, its history goes back centuries. Although the Renaissance and the age […]

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