On Movies: First Impressions of ‘Body Heat’….and Waiting for New Additions to My Collection

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, September 4, 2021. It is a hot meteorological fall day here in the so-called Sunshine State. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 56% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5Continue reading “On Movies: First Impressions of ‘Body Heat’….and Waiting for New Additions to My Collection”

On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time

“Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The passage of time, ‘tis a quirky thing. This weekend I purchased the Blu-ray of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, a modern take on film noir classics a la Double Indemnity andContinue reading “On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’

Luke Skywalker was Annikin Starkiller. Han Solo was a “huge green-skinned guy with no nose and large gills.” And Princess Leia had a bit part. – Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays Considering how intertwined George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy is in modern pop culture, it’s hard to imagine that the film versions of AContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’”