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“What are we holding onto, Sam?” Sam: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Downton Abbey: The Fairytale

August 15th, 2018|

The roaring success of the English television drama Downton Abbey had little to do with the grand house, the sumptuous costumes, the superb cast and intricately intriguing storyline. Having just finished watching the final

The Orphaned Hero

July 31st, 2018|

When I was studying screenwriting we spent a good deal of time analyzing the construction of characters for our story. Those who do not create stories may wonder how characters are imagined and brought

Red, White and Boo!

July 6th, 2018|

Propaganda, Protest and Patriotism Every story is a love story. That is to say, there is passion in pictures. There is heart in art, and emotion in motion pictures. To capture the imagination the

Sound, Fury and Significance

June 6th, 2018|

Shakespeare and the Movies by Fr Dwight Longenecker Would Shakespeare have loved the movies? Of course he would! He was an Elizabethan version of one of those screenwriters from the golden age of Hollywood--sleeves

A Legend of Redemption

April 12th, 2018|

Supernatural Signs in I Am Legend Films have the capacity to incarnate the truth more powerfully than any other story telling medium because “Movies,” as my script writing tutor used to remind us, “are

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