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Big Fish

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I had no expectations walking into the movie Big Fish because knew absolutley nothing about it, except for the fact that it was directed by Tim Burton and had been based on a book of the same name. Although indications of recurring Burton visual themes are definitely there, it almost stands out on a happy […]


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Script Runner

Wired online has a rather in-depth article detailing everything you ever wanted to know about Phillp K. Dick, the science fiction writer who wrote the brilliantly postmodern film Blade Runner among other mind-bending stories such as the ones adapted in Total Recall and The Minority Report — all decades before his work ever made it […]


Of Process and Paper

I was already thinking about the fascinating special I saw on Nova the other week concerning the lost manuscript of the Greek mathematician Archimedes when I started reading this article on Quentin Terantino in which he describes his process of writing the screenplay for Kill Bill. I know it’s all bullshit, but it’s the way […]


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American Splendor

Before you go getting all bent out of shape over yet another comic book movie adaptation hitting the summer theaters this year, consider that American Splendor is something of a different beast, as it always has been in comics. This story is not a heroic adventure. Instead, it chronicles the banal existence of an ordinary […]


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Gregory Hines, RIP

Gregory Hines, a true American entertainer who made us all laugh and whom (during my lifetime, anyway) seemed to single-handedly bring back the value of dance with his unique style of showmanship, has died of cancer at the age of 57. May his message of life and of hope live on in his work and […]


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