I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!

So my friend Juan Carlos Hernandez, the actor-director-producer who gave me my first breaks as a bona fide screenwriter, texted me the other day to tell me about a project that he and his wife, actress-producer Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez, are currently working on. “We’re doing a musical comedy revue about the COVID-19 pandemic that weContinue reading “I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!”

Movie Review: ‘A Bridge Too Far’

  Lt. Gen. Horrocks: [briefing his XXX Corps officers on Operation Market Garden] Gentlemen, this is a story that you shall tell your grandchildren, and mightily bored they’ll be. [the officers laugh] The plan is called “Operation Market Garden”. “Market” is the airborne element, and “Garden”, the ground forces. That’s us. [points to a map behind him of Holland, showingContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘A Bridge Too Far’”

Movie Review: ‘The Longest Day’

The Longest Day  (1962) (Also known as Darryl F. Zanuck’s The Longest Day) Directed by: Andrew Marton (American Exterior Episodes), Ken Annakin (British Exterior Episodes), Bernhard Wicki (German Episodes), Darryl F. Zanuck (Uncredited) Written by: Cornelius Ryan, based on his book; Additional Episodes Written by James Jones, Romain Gary, David Pursall, and Jack Seddon Starring:Continue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Longest Day’”

Movie-Watcher Memories: The Late Show and ‘The Longest Day’

I was 12 years old when I saw Darryl F. Zanuck’s The Longest Day for the first time. It was sometime during the summer of 1975 – I don’t recall the exact date, but it was around the tail end of my summer vacation from elementary school. Back then, my widowed mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, andContinue reading “Movie-Watcher Memories: The Late Show and ‘The Longest Day’”