Was I the only one who was highly impressed with the abstract sequences going on during the credits in the beginning of Skyfall? I found myself drawn in and inspired by what I saw, and I felt like it was a very valid form of art. Did anyone else feel the same way?
Monday is only acceptable if you take the day off. I love this concept. In this day and age, with all the social sharing we can do, this has never been more true. We can share small works, especially passages from our current WIP and haikus and photography. Whether it’s through something formal(ish) like Wattpad […]
What defines a Christmas movie? In my opinion any movie that involves Christmas, even if loosely so. I don’t think a movie needs to revolve around it to count as a Christmas movie. That’s why I’ll be watching these movies in the countdown to Christmas. If you celebrate, what will you be watching? My Reputation (1946) Drama/Romance I […]
One of my favorite video games now has three number 2’s associated with it: today Doom 2 is 22 years old. I think that calls for a post! Doom is a classic video game with many versions, and Doom 2 is my favorite iteration. The first first-person shooter game I ever learned, I still love […]
I love studying the way different authors, filmmakers, and artists represent various kinds of characters, so why not share my conclusions with you? Sharing makes these things much more fun. Let’s start with psychopaths. There are so many to choose from, but I have two particular ones in mind, and they’re not from books. My […]
From the title, All That Heaven Allows (1955) sounds a bit soppy, but there’s much more to this than the title suggests. In fact, this movie is loaded with symbolism and social critique from quite a lot of varied angles. On the surface, here’s what we see: widow Cary has two children getting ready to graduate […]
I am a HUGE fan of symbolism in every artistic medium. I always look for it in literature and movies specifically, and I always include it in my writing, no matter how short the piece is. Symbolism is an essential part of my work, and the great thing about it is that a reader can […]