TV Movie Review: ‘Fatherland’

Fatherland (1994) Written by: Stanley Weiser & Ron Hutchinson Based on: Fatherland: A Novel by Robert Harris Directed by: Christopher Menaul Starring:  Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen, Jean Marsh, John Woodvine In 1992, Robert Harris, a British journalist and author of the non-fiction book Selling Hitler, became prominent as a first-time novelistContinue reading “TV Movie Review: ‘Fatherland’”

Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’

The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, New York Genre: American History/Documentary Series Tie-In Written By: Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns The most important programming public television offers, even in the 2020s, is a diverse range of historical documentaries that are never aired on the otherContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (20 KM/H) and humidity at 39%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). We are at the forecast high temperature, andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project”

Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)

Salem’s Lot: The Miniseries (2004) Written by: Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King Directed by: Mikael Solomon Starring: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell Matt Burke: Uh, Mr. Mears, should anyone in their right mind trust an author? Ben Mears: A good author illuminates truth. [toContinue reading “Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, or: Adventures in Screenwriting – The Tale of the Sleep-Deprived Scribbler

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a cold and gray afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 87% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 4 MPH (13 KM/H). the feels-like temperature is 64˚F (18˚C). The forecast for theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, or: Adventures in Screenwriting – The Tale of the Sleep-Deprived Scribbler”

TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’

On November 11, 2008 – Veterans’ Day – HBO Home Entertainment released the Blu-ray edition of Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries based on the 1992 book by Stephen Ambrose. Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Band of Brothers follows Easy (“E” in the U.S. Army’ 1944 phonetic alphabet) Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,Continue reading “TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’”