The Decade’s Most Important Film Discloses the Human Condition
“The atrocities in Darfur are terrible, pass the butter.” Why is genocide called “ethnic cleansing”? It is not very clean. It is a dirty business most often perpetrated by soulless (soldiers of fortune) ghouls. The smells of rotting and burned flesh are every where the “cleansing” occurs. There is, after all, no disposal site which will hold volumes of corpses numbering in the hundreds of thousands. These things should not happen on this planet. But we will be blindfolded against what we do not want to see.Using Editing As Storytelling
Everyone is familiar with the basic structure of Storytelling. The basics are as follows: in the first act, you introduce your characters and the basic conflict; in the second act, you complicate the basic conflict with obstacles that your characters must overcome; and the third act provides the solution. Basic plots are complicated with many added elements to make them more interesting, but of course, we always go back to the same, simple, three act structure.A Crash Course on Star Wars
Some of us never really got into Star Wars. For the True Believers out there, yes, yes, it sounds crazy. Who doesn’t like Star Wars? But you know, different strokes for different folks. Of course, most of today’s parents grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, truly the Star Wars Generation. It’s like our own personal mythology. The story of Luke taking down the Death Star and coming face to face with his own father, it’s a permanent, iconic part of our lives. Not just as a great work of adventure fiction, it goes a little deeper. It touches on something about humanity in general. The way the heroes are always smiling, joking, and laughing, in the face of certain doom, the way Han Solo can still crack wise at Princess Leia seconds before being frozen in carbonite.Poseidon – Ship Sank, Movie Didn’t – If You’re a Real Disaster Fan
Being a fan of the original movie, The Poseidon Adventure, and Irwin Allen disaster movies (well, most any disaster flick, actually), I wanted to see Poseidon very much. And being a big Kurt Russell fan made it even more of a “must see” for me.Who Can Live Without the Seinfeld DVDs
Seinfeld is a very popular American sitcom that used to be aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. So, altogether it lasted for nine seasons. The show topped the Arthur Nielsen Media Research Ratings in its sixth and ninth seasons and finished among the top two every year from 1994 to 1998.