On Saturday, the fam and I caught a 9 PM showing of 1917. For just under two hours, we traveled into a century-old story about war and friendship. And as we sat there, watching the near one-shot tale teach us everything we’d ever need to know about unfathomable loss and unbelievable courage, I’m not sure any […]
“And Lord, please be with Marlena and Bo and Hope. You know how awful Stefano is. Please keep them safe.” The year was 1997, and my husband and I were sitting around the table with a few friends telling stories about our crazy families. When our friend Chris recited the words his Grandma prayed before EVERY […]
This could be dangerous, putting this all out here in a post like this, but here goes nothing. Before you read another word, you’ve got to pinky swear and sailor swear that you won’t ever, ever, ever leak a word of this to anyone who carries a badge. Deal? Good. Let’s delve in for some story time. Once upon a time […]
In 1910, Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov changed the way films would forever be edited. He had a hunch that if you just zeroed in on an actor’s face, a whole range of emotions could be communicated. And his theory blew the lid on the whole bag of audience manipulation tricks. Using the EXACT SAME editing […]
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