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"Aaaah! The symbolism! Aaaah! The story behind the story! Centuries from now, only then will the work of Sam Saldivar, misunderstood in his own era, be appreciated. Multitudes will look for meaning and guidance in Saldivar originals like 'Food Fight!' and the above 'Duke Wars,' both from his 'O'Neill Period'.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Notes From Crow's Nest
Hopefully this ship will be righted when these guys take on the "Star Wars" franchise. The first one in 1977 was the film that started this yearly cycle, perfected of course from a business/promotions end by Guber and Peters in their strategies for "Batman". "Star Wars" ('77) released us from... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Notes From Crow's Nest
"Well, here I am," he said and we all made our introductions. He also said, "I never give my opinion of a movie when I walk out, so don't ask for one." We went inside. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Notes From Crow's Nest
"What have we done to the immigrants?" Said the ugly lady on the TV. Well... First, if we're talking about we Americans, we're all immigrants. Or children thereof. I'll let that one slide. Let's see, the Mexican immigrants, hmm, well, in the 1840's we marched to their capital and conquered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
September 21, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
I saw what was about to happen before either of the girls. I knew what was about to happen because Dave said it. "Well, I'm going to push off now," Dave said. We were on the steep road that led up to the front of the Thayer Hotel, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
In the third grade, sometime near the Watergate scandal, which I mention just to set the era, my homeroom teacher Ms. Allison MacMillan, known to us as Miss MacMillan, would always return my creative writing essays with notes in the expected red ink of a government contract ball-point pen that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
We get a cab as we walk out and don't know yet Buster Douglas just knocked Tyson out. Up the light-streaked avenue our cabbie herald breaks the news. You put your hand on my thigh and look me in the eye, smile at me and I kiss you. You say,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
I'm gliding up the escalator taking me to see Ridley Scott's Prometheus in 3D. I am surrounded by a humming thrumming humanity that ensures me the film industry is still the healthy beating heart of a titan. I give my confirmation number and I receive my ticket. It cost $16.25.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
When I was a runner for the "Back to the Future" cartoon in 1992, I was waiting for something at Complete Post when I overheard two editors talking during a break. One said to the other, "I asked my four year old the other day what he liked better, video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Notes From Crow's Nest
You can't play Mozart on a toy violin. Well, maybe you can, but you shouldn't. It's not the instrument he wrote it for. -----***----- Think about Babe Ruth, you think about sausages and beer Well, if he can hit a home run, so can you - Joe Jackson I buy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest
Blinky had trouble finding Bruno's bathroom. The door was hidden by the same wood paneling that coated Bruno's office above his currently overflowing French Quarter bar, on this wrong night at Mardi Gras. The handle was recessed, and the three framed fishing photos hanging from the door clacked in unison... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest
Watching a weekend of WWII and Vietnam film footage brilliantly restored is shaking my tree. Cinema and war intertwined, the volume of film shot, both official and amateur, staggers me. Personal highlights (please indulge me) a piece on the Douglas A-20 bomber, the plane my friend Linda's dad flew over... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest
John Waters spoke to my cinema class at Binghamton in '86 or so. One student asked him how he could make his friend Divine actually eat dog shit for a movie. Mr. Waters responded by saying, "You all eat shit here for four years. What's the difference?" 20 years later... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest
This is just an amazing show. I was lucky enough to work with Anna and help her create the video projections for "Shaheed." Anna is such a gifted writer and truly athletic and inspired actor and I have both enjoyed and been torn apart by her many performances. "Shaheed" marks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest
Blinky Falling Into Baghdad 2008 Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Notes From Crow's Nest