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Author Archives: Vasco Phillip de Sousa
In one month in 1959, there were four riots in the United States alone. Canada, South Africa, Algeria and even the UK seemed to frequent the papers with news of prison riots. There were two riots in American prisons in … Continue reading
Statistics are useful for many things. Getting insurance for instance, or doing a health and safety report. If you know that ten percent of all shots attempted on a certain kind of ladder result in accidents, it may be an … Continue reading
Screenwriters who know their stuff must have loved Ray Harryhausen. At a time when quick special effects were commonplace, Harryhausen set a new standard through his meticulous care. A new standard? Well, he was mentored by Willis O’Brien, one of … Continue reading
A naughty little boy once said the rules are made to be broken. Well, one of the unwritten rules of the movies, or stories for that matter, is that the main character (or hero) must undergo change. This change is … Continue reading
When I heard about the Boston bombing, I didn’t know what to think. I was reminded of a high school history class, when we learned why Americans don’t like socialists. You ever notice that in the USA they don’t celebrate … Continue reading
If you’d ask me if you should go to film school, I’d say no. If you ask me whether I regret going to film school, I’ll also say no. If you ask me if I’d hire a film school grad, … Continue reading
“unfair, unprofessional, and dangerous”, that’s what Putin called the proposed new tax in Cyprus. Now, I know this is normally a history and film blog, but this is not an event you see every day. We are witnessing an historic … Continue reading
In a score for a recent tender, the Ceredigion County Council rated the CVs of Ptara staff at “10 out of 10.” We didn’t get the tender, and the council has not gone into detail about why they didn’t like … Continue reading