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Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion, in the land of confusion, in the age of delusion, where lies the truth? Many years ago, my daughter was a strong competitor in speech and debate. She competed in many categories and one of them was impromptu speaking.

Thicker Than Water

Several years ago I told one of the students whom I was coaching that “a stitch in time saves nine”. She looked at me quizzically and asked “What does that mean?” I looked at the girl. She was one of the most brilliant young girls I had ever met.

When is a Genius Not a Genius?

Too often the title of Genius or Wunderkind is given to young people who have had success in movies. With all due respect to the great Orson Welles, he made one of the worst decisions in the late 1940s.

Bel Bel Belmondo

Viva La France! C’est si bon! Jean Paul Belmondo! What all this mean is “Long Live France, It Is Good . . .” Jean Paul Belmondo! For several years, my husband and I would only go to see foreign films. They played in one theater and every time the movie would change, we would go to see it.

The Prince of Darkness Lightens Up the Screen

When you say the name of Director, Ridley Scott, the movies that come to mind are Alien, Blade Runner, and Black Hawk Down. However, there is a gem of a movie that was produced in the 80’s called Legend, which has stood the test of time and has a cult following.

Sword and Sandal

Ah . . . summertime, and the living is easy, or at least we hope it will be. For many parents, it is a time for trying to keep children entertained. For many, it is a time to go to the movies. The movies today are indeed very entertaining, although sometimes they are questionable in content.

Character is Everything

We have all been told to “do unto others” so good things will happen for us. We’ve also grown up hearing how it is important to have a great character, for character is really everything. Frankly, after observing so many films for so many years, I’d have to say, indeed, character is everything.

Seeing and Hearing is Not Believing

Forget everything you’ve seen. Forget everything you believe. If it’s based on what you’ve seen. If you’ve never seen “Wag the Dog”, see it. It maybe one of the most important movies for this generation. The reason for this is that this generation is bombarded by news 24-hours a day.

Poster Power

We live in a world today where scandal is a common occurrence, and nobody really seems to care anymore. Despite all the talk shows and waxing eloquently constantly on peoples’ indiscretions, we seem to value the reality that it’s a “Get what you want – take what you can” world.

The Art of the Pause – The King’s Speech

The Art of the Pause – The King’s Speech, an infographic based on the Academy Award-winning film.