Category Archives: Film

The Postmodern Prometheus

(Warning: This post contains SPOILERS regarding the film Prometheus) Prometheus, a Titan from Greek mythology, is a fascinating and important figure who appears frequently in literature as one who overreaches in a quest for scientific knowledge.  Mary Shelley famously adapted … Continue reading

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Television Drama of Interest

Every fall, television networks release many promising new shows for public viewing.  Few, however, survive longer than a single season.  Last fall, I was looking forward to Prime Suspect, an American version of the British series, one of my all-time … Continue reading

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My Interview in Forsaken Stars!

Rob Lopez of Forsaken Stars, and member of the Fresno Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers group, interviewed me! Check it out HERE.

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Movies About Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently rewarded two movies that celebrate movie making with a combined total of 21 nominations for this year’s Academy Awards: Hugo (11 nominations) and The Artist (10 nominations). Hugo, based on the … Continue reading

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Reinterpreting Murder on the Orient Express

In 1974, when I was eight years old, I went to the movies with my family to see Murder on the Orient Express, staring Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall.  I had never heard of Agatha Christie, the famous detective novelist, … Continue reading

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A Rotten Apple for Bad Teacher

First there was Bad Santa (2003), and now there’s Bad Teacher, which was followed soon after by Horrible Bosses.  Focusing on the worst of human behavior as a source for comedy is hardly new, and such comedy works best when … Continue reading

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If I Had a Hammer: Thor as Superhero

As a childhood and adolescent reader of comic books, I favored Marvel’s band of heroes over DC’s.  My two favorites were Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.  I also liked, to a lesser extent, The Fantastic Four and Captain America.  While … Continue reading

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