I think I might just be completing this project successfully. So far I have been on top of things this week and haven’t blown the project yet, my next step is updating my much neglected website for my radio show Oldies and Oddities. But I will see this project to completion. Feel free to have an office pool and collect bets; just let me know what the odds are so I may post it. Continue reading
Every day that passes and after every screening this week I have been developing even more and more respect for Kevin Murphy. I read his book A Year at the Movies before I started this project to see how he coped with the daily experience of going to the movies. He should be saluted for being successful in his adventures around the globes and for never giving up. I write this because today I came damn near to blowing this project. Continue reading
To begin this New Year and this project I decided to start it off right, with a movie that has been NOMINATED FOR 8 GOLDEN GLOBES: Cold Mountain.
I have seen the commercials for this film playing on television, the plot revolves around the Civil War and has been NOMINATED FOR 8 GOLDEN GLOBES…including….BEST PICTURE. That’s pretty much what I get from the television commercials. I went to the old reliable Internet Movie Database and searched for Cold Mountain. Continue reading
After a week of seeing some good and bad art films, a night at the Classic IMAX Film Festival, and yesterday’s night out in downtown San Diego and Balboa Park; I was feeling a little sad that I came back to the Edwards to see a major studio release. It’s almost like partying for a whole week and then coming home to mom and dad; you don’t want to do it, but it’s eventual. Continue reading
The highways were empty. There was plenty of parking in the parking lot. Downtown looked deserted, it was almost surreal. The movie theatre was empty except for a handful of people. This is how it usually is around Super Bowl Sunday. Continue reading
3:2 Pulldown The technique used to convert 24 frames per second film to 30 frames per second video. Every other film frame is held for 3 video fields resulting in a sequence of 3 fields, 2 fields, 3 fields,2 fields, etc. (See Fields, Frames)