Category Archives: Written on Celluloid

The Thing About Star Wars

The thing about Star Wars is that I sorta like the idea of Star Wars better than any of the movies (with one exception which we’ll get to later).  This is going to be a short post, but hear me out.  I really love … Continue reading

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Artists Who Changed My Life

I’m sure all artist types – be they brooding, tortured, or (like me) grouchy – have a few of these.  There are some artists whose work you don’t just admire or enjoy, but actually changed the way you view the … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s Great Santini (SPOILERS)

(WARNING!!!  What follows may contain spoilers for the television series Twin Peaks and for the films The Great Santini and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.  To read would be to rob yourself of one of life’s greatest pleasures, i.e., NOT knowing who … Continue reading

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Fire Walk with Me, Over and Over Again

Since I last wrote about Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me nearly a year ago, I’ve rewatched it somewhere around ten times.  Needless to say this film is an unhealthy obsession of mine.  I can’t think of another movie I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Occasional Prose: Studying the Writing Process

Creativity is, like anything, a tool: a machine that needs regular maintenance and frequent use to remain functional.  Creative inspiration usually comes in fits and starts, and if you’re not careful it can run amuck and fly out of your … Continue reading

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