The wineglasses of dawn are broken. The cry of the guitar begins. …...– From “The Guitar” by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Translated by Ralph Angel
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A light breeze rustles the reeds Along the river banks. The Mast of my lonely...– “Night Thoughts while Traveling” by Tu Fu Circa 750 AD, Translated by Kenneth Rexroth
Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are Trailer →
Rarely am I moved by a trailer. This is one of those occasions.
This cloud of gnats resembles Ghost substance— It changes Shape, lifts or...– “Gnats” by Robert Bly From The Urge to Travel Long Distances
After his impassioned pitch to Watchmen producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin,...– Creative Screenwriting article by Jeff Goldsmith
The Wings Journey
Last night was my first experiment in my hunt for perfect hot wings. I’m tempted to say that the journey began and ended in one fell swoop. I made barbecued jerk rub tenders dipped in a mango pepper sauce. The recipe for the rub and the sauce are from Bobby Flay’s Boy Gets Grill, and it was outstandingly delicous and blow-your-butt-off hot. The sauce was supposed to be a habanero...
Here’s what I’ve learned from using Daytum so far. One I consistently buy as many drinks at coffee shops as I make at home. This is a far better ratio than I would have observed a year ago. But, if you had asked me before I started using Daytum, I would have thought that I made twice as many drinks at home. Two I’ve watched a lot of Lost and Battlestar Galactica. I got on...
A Serious Review of Transporter 3
My Dad’s in town for one night, and as always, we engaged in a great tradition of watching films with terrible dialogue and high body count. In other words, anything starring Steven Segal, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham, or nobody you’ve ever heard of either because the studio couldn’t afford a big name or they thought the “right move” would be to pick unknowns so that...
A love burst for geeks
This post goes out to all geeks. You all rock. I’m no developer or programmer —no, I’ve always been more of a user than a tech. I dabble in CSS and HTML, but I wouldn’t know what to do with an API if it slapped me in the face. But I appreciate what beautiful things come from those of you who do know what to do. So thank you. Thank you very much.
A Hard Lesson
I’ve been working on a screenplay for the past year or so. I’ve been thinking about it a while and I started outlining in the Fall. As far as actual writing, I’ve completed two drafts over the past three months, and I’m finishing a third draft today. It’s an adaptation of G.K. Chesterton’s quirky novel Manalive, and it’s been an obsession of mine for some...
So wishing I lived in L.A. right now.
I subscribe to Creative Screenwriting Magazine, and I get their weekly notifications of free screenings. This came to my inbox today: WHAT: You and a guest are invited to a free screening of the new thriller Watchmen followed by a Q&A with co-writers David Hayter and Alex Tse. WHEN: Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm I shed a tear on my keyboard. :(