Recap of the News and a treatise on quantum mechanics in movies

It’s time for a little recap of the news, Duane style. There were just too many little things going on that I didn’t want to write a bunch of different posts rather than just do the whole thing at once. 1. Charlie Sheen. It seems his second performance (in Chicago) was a lot better than his first one in Detroit. … Read More

duaneRecap of the News and a treatise on quantum mechanics in movies

Those Rare Movies Where Great Writing Appears Almost from Nowhere

I’ve been kind of consumed by something else lately. I’ve been trying to write Java programming for a personal project of mine. But usually when I get consumed by something like that, every now and then something else manages to hit me out of left field, and I’m left astonished because I never saw it coming. This time around it … Read More

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The Act of Writing a Screenplay

I’ve been thinking about writing screenplays for awhile now. So, I saved up all of the money in my piggy bank and bought myself a copy of Final Draft Version 8, a screenwriting software program. Well, it was kind of difficult to figure out how to make sense of it, but I’ve been playing around with it for a few … Read More

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Why I Never Watch the Academy Awards

Last night was the big night for overexposed movie stars to rub shoulders with each other and then give each other awards. The rest of us, sadly enough, weren’t actually invited. And if we showed up, we’d be arrested and escorted off to some place where we would never bother the rich and famous again. A bunch of movies were … Read More

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What it All Comes Down to

I guess it’s time for another update on what’s going on, what’s on my mind, and where I think things are going. 1. My Readership. I suspect I really don’t have anyone reading this blog (my main one). It gets printed also on Open Salon, which might grant me a few readers there, but even there it’s a crap shoot … Read More

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More Common Comments on the Day’s Events

Just thought I would mention that most of my new posts tend to go on Open Salon these days. If you’re following me, that’s probably the best place. Some of my more original stuff appears on my main blog site, and I apologize if some of that doesn’t make it over to Open Salon. I’m discriminatory on where some stuff … Read More

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Time for Another Round of Current Events and Happenings

1. The Assassination Attempt in Arizona. Okay, there’s really no way of walking around this topic without having to address it head-on. It’s pretty much the main story of what’s going on in the country, and like most current events, it’s yet another one of those that seems to be so out of context practically everywhere it gets reported. What … Read More

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Dead Clown Laughing, world release of one of my movies

This is a copy of my movie “Dead Clown Laughing”, one of my unusual comedies. The first link is the video on my blog site, and the second link is to the embedded video on You Tube. This is the first time I’ve posted any of my movies, so I hope it works out okay. Please let me know what … Read More

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The Struggle of the Independent Film Creator

Small Change MovieĀ  I have a friend of mine who makes movies. They’re independent films, but at the same time they’re very well done and obviously put together by someone who understands how to make movies. The interesting thing is that he’s relatively unknown, and the chances are pretty good that he will be completely unknown for the rest of … Read More

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Independent Productions and How They May Be the Survival of the Future

Over the years, there has been a tendency to avoid the big budget productions of numerous fields and focus on independent producers. This has helped us find some really innovative creators out there in numerous areas, including film, writing, software development and music. But part of the problem has always been twofold: First, an independent producer has very little money … Read More

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