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Showing posts from February, 2008

Jacob's Great Strides Video

Julie put together this wonderful montage for Great Strides fundraising this year. Please take a look at it and follow the link at the end of the video or at the bottom of this post if you would like to make a donation. Thank you! Aloha Make video montages at Jacob's CF donation page
An interesting weekend. I turned in some 60 pages of script the other day and I await word from the "manager" guy. Not sure will that will lead, but I feel good about those pages, I really do. The moment I emailed him the pages, I felt a weight lift off of me. Man, has writing that script really been pressing down on me that much? I went to see "There Will Be Blood" on Friday night and I believe it is one of the finest movies I've seen in almost 5 years. As is my custom, I go back and reread some of the reviews of the movie in hopes to pick up some more insight. I was very surprised to discover several prominent critics wrongly state that Daniel Day-Lewis' character "Daniel Plainview" merely used his adopted son, HW, as a prop. I'm surprised because Paul Thomas Anderson took great pains in showing some wonderful, loving moments between Plainview and HW (who was portrayed by newcomer Dillon Freasier). There is moment in the film in whic
Just got back from my neighbor's house where we watched "Into the Wild", Sean Penn's wonderful new film. The sidewalk was damp and the air had the musty smell that accompanies a late night drizzle. The movie was thought provoking and sad. Emile Hirsch gives a breakthrough performance as Christopher McCandless, a young man who set off into the Alaskan wild to fend for himself. McCandless died up there, seeking some sort of truth. The film is based on Jon Krakauer's book with the same title. Penn has crafted what I believe is his most accessible film, and his most moving one, as well. The moment Hirsch appeared on screen, with wild eyes, a scraggy beard and disheveled hair, my heart began to hurt. How is it possible that I sit down to watch something three years to the date that Matt died and the main character of siad film is just like him. It just made m thoughts deepen and my attention to the film grow more intense. I found no flaws in this movie. Nothi