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Top 5: Directors

Film, as it is often said, is a director’s medium and it’s true.  Directors have more influence over the quality of a film than any other person involved in the process.  140 more words


It’s a Quill wind that blows… and so does journalism

Once upon a time… in my first salaried job… a tired embittered ancient (I guess this guy was forty) started to berate me. When he started on about his twenty years in the job, I said: ‘You’ve not had twenty years’ experience, you’ve had the same six months’ experience 40 times.’ 824 more words

What If?

Which "Lord of the Rings" character are you?

Are you a Frodo Baggins?

Or Aragorn, aka Strider?

Or the faithful Samwise Gamgee?

Or the super-competent Elf warrior, Legolas Greenleaf?

Or Éowyn, shieldmaiden of Rohan? 86 more words


Foto Fridays - The Fellowship

This photo is the beginning of a few ‘non-traveling’ themed posts over the course of this coming weekend. On this very day of April 18, 2014, our friend Wendy will be tying the knot with her beau. 240 more words

Tourist Attractions

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The first part of the story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins.

We had to wait a long time from first announcement to actual delivery of the movie, due in part to finance problems at MGM Studios which also led to initial director Guillermo del Toro dropping out and Peter Jackson stepping up to direct again. 644 more words


The Hobbit: Into the Fire?

Yesterday, fan site theonering.net posted an article detailing how New Line Cinema has registered another name for The Hobbit franchise, possibly hinting at a change of titles. 214 more words

The Films

Aliens and Townships: District 9 (2009)

The library where I work has a huge South Africa exhibit up at the moment. It’s been almost 20 years to the day since Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa on April 27, 1994, and twenty years of democracy is a huge milestone for the young nation. 1,034 more words

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