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Category Archives: editorial
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
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
“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
Whatever you say about Chavez, one thing is certain. He won elections. He was popular. He is genuinely mourned. In other words, his people loved him. That may not be true for all his people. Some voted against him, and, … Continue reading
The BBC recently had a report called “why have the White British left London.” When I first saw the article, I checked the web address. Is this really the kind of thing the BBC prints? The title itself is controversial. … Continue reading
Dara Says is a Romantic Comedy set it Wales. Working on this film for the past six months has been fun and funny. When I wrote the script a few years ago, I didn’t feel like the character at all.
Some of us have lived through important moments in film and art history. 1989. The fall of the Berlin wall brought cheap 16 mm cameras over from the ex-Soviet Union, and it also weakened the infrastructure of some of the … Continue reading