Monthly Archives: July 2014

Vive La Femme!

While major studios consistently fail to support female filmmakers, it seems that women working on the other side of the camera–aka on screen– have actually been doing fairly well. In the last few days, Luc Besson’s new action thriller Lucy has (surprisingly) taken the declining summer box-office by storm, besting Brett Ratner’s testosterone-infused Hercules by about $15 million– and continuing the growing trend of successful […]

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That Creative Spark.

As artists, writers, and creative thinkers, we have one of the greatest gifts in the world: the power to tell stories. Personal stories can indeed change the world. In fact, it seems that “we make progress by telling our personal stories.” Those are just a few of the words Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (MILK) closes […]

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Practice Makes Perfect?

The melodies produced by the keys of any baby grand can be quite beautiful indeed. But since my youngest years, the mere sites of metronomes and piano benches have always caused unbearable amounts of inner angst to rise quickly inside of me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the piano. I enjoy all music in general, but […]

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Art and New Beginnings.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “art” as a skill– “an expression or application of creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting, drawing, or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Italian film director Federico Fellini cites “all art [as] autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” […]

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