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Hitchcock’s Predecessors


Anton Chekov, The Lady with the Dog, Eden Phillpotts, Alfred Hitchcock. Drama, London stage plays, romantic comedy, The Farmer’s Wife, Laurence Olivier, pre-talkies, Mary E. Martin, short stories, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, character development, writing.

WOW! I love it when I stumble upon something old when I thought I was looking for something new–especially when it comes to the movies. Then the old becomes new at least to me.  Film: Fun to wander around the web on a Sunday afternoon. Why not drop in to visit me on my website and […]

TRUMP VS. TRUMBO


    #DonaldTrump #Trumbo #scapegoating #fearmongering #freedom #paranoia Good grief! Not again! Today we have a new merchant of fear and paranoia–Donald Trump. If ever we needed to remember history, it is right now. But rather than cracking open the history books, go see the movie Trumbo out just now. It will tell you of […]

Cannes Film Festival ~Chronic


  The Cannes Film Festival is underway from May 13th to the 27th. While browsing and wishing I could be there, I came across this film, Chronic, written and directed by Michael Franco and starring Tim Roth. It’s about a nurse, David, played by Roth, who works with and assists terminally ill patients. We learn […]

Mad Men~It’s All About the Women.


  Did you see the wonderful last episode of Mad Men? As one who has followed the show for all its years, I have to say that it ended “perfectly”. A few episodes back, I was really wondering how it could ever be wound up to a satisfying conclusion. But Matthew Weiner did it!   […]

Light and Spirit in Art.


#spirituality #art #novels #art #synchronicity #creativity #landscape #painting In my blog post, “Synchronicity and Creativity”, I talked about one quality any truly great artist must possess. Primarily, she or he must have access to that vast “library” of the human experience found in the unconscious and the collective unconscious. That is where all the material […]