Category Archives: Cinema

Posts about other people’s films.

HorrorCon – Saturday (part one)

Surprise! I’ve decided since it’s rainy outside and May 20th (2003) is the anniversary of the final televised episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that I would get you all started on the Saturday chapters of HorrorCon earlier than scheduled. … Continue reading

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A Short Break with Lloyd…

Just having a quick drink with my old friend Lloyd the Bartender and telling him about the progress on my newest story, HorrorCon, which is about a young girl with a tragic past who meets a mysterious author at the … Continue reading

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Contest Update!!!

I lost. That is all. Okay, that’s not exactly fair, even if it is absolutely true. To be honest, I never really expected to win for a variety of reasons, and I’m cool with that. I did, however, learn a … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Right to Make This Blog More Interesting.

Which is what will happen if I win, or at least get into the top ten. My story fits this contest like The Twist fits a dance contest on Soul Train but dammit, I think it’s good. To be totally … Continue reading

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Sea Change

Okay, so despite the howling winds, torrential rains, and at least one cat box emergency, I had a fairly productive weekend. I worked over my script like it was my fat-bellied, marine recruit and I its spit-spraying, drill sergeant. It’s … Continue reading

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City of Cydonia Receives Boost in Tourism Thanks to New Jersey Screenwriter.

Now that would be a cool headline. Hey, it worked for Amityville, New York. With approximately a day and a half still left to go before my deadline, the first draft of Shh… is complete. It clocked in at exactly … Continue reading

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Counting the Days

I’m about halfway through my new screenplay Shh…, which is a good place to be. It means that my tone and basic direction is fairly set in stone, and that I can partake in some of the more recent fare … Continue reading

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Friends in Low Places

I’m going low. Budget that is. Not only do I pretty much have to to get something read, I’ve decided that I prefer films that do it with story, character and casting. It’s what it’s all about, and it makes … Continue reading

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No Country for New Writers

I was just reading an article in Creative Screenwriting magazine about the new Coen brother’s offering No Country for Old Men. Again, I apologize for referring to yet another film I’ve not yet seen, but I’ve heard Oscar buzz regarding … Continue reading

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Gone Cockling

Has anyone run across this yet as they explored new frontiers in the internet galaxy? If my sci-fi genre nomenclature is correct, what we’re seeing are the views from four different surveillance cameras that have something to do with The … Continue reading

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