8
Feb
Oh, great. Audio week. Last week proved to be a bit more enjoyable than I thought it would be, so hopefully this will be more of the same. I've played with Ableton Live before, a few years back, to try to record and create music, but I've never used any software for Foley artist-style work, so it should be interesting. I hope I don't have...
1
Feb
I started off the week, after reading about photography , by watching "Killer's Kiss".  Overall, I was rather disappointed with the movie.  It seemed like there was far too much downtime, with narration acting as a segue, to really "get" the important pieces of the story. As a result, I remember Davey's voice vividly, and plot points, though few and far between to begin with, not...
25
Jan
I can see why James Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice was required reading for this week.  The drifter and the femme fatale, booze, fast cars, murder, mystery,  romance, corrupt police, blackmail, adultery, and even a crooked lawyer are all present.  I can see why it was made into a movie in 1946 and again, in 1981. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="214"] 1946[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="214"] 1981[/caption] I was indifferent,...
25
Jan
The Shadow.  I must have had myself mixed up with The Phantom. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="248"] You know, that guy![/caption] Although, I can see how The Phantom could have been derived from The Shadow. I'll freely state that I wanted some action in this story.  I had just finished The Killers when I picked this up.   Nobody died in that, by the way.   I...
24
Jan
I started off with Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, this week. "The door of Henry's lunch-room opened and two men came in." I immediately thought of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks". [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="6000"] Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks"[/caption] I've always imagined that the two men in Hopper's famous painting showed up together, with one leaving the other to try his hand with the lady in red, so that's where this story is taking place,...