How to Turn a Book into a Movie in Two Agonizing Steps

Intros are for people with time on their hands and you're a busy person, so let's get right to it. How DO you turn a book into a movie successfully, according to this nerd's perspective? 1. Put the Book in the Blender and hit Puree Yes, fellow bibliophiles, if you want a good movie adaptation, … Continue reading How to Turn a Book into a Movie in Two Agonizing Steps

75 YOF: “White Christmas,” When Musicals Were Fun (1954)

You've heard the song every year on the radio, but have you seen the actual movie? I hadn't, so we got to enjoy one more classic musical in our series. STORY: Army buddies Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) form a wildly popular two-man show after the end of World War II. While staying … Continue reading 75 YOF: “White Christmas,” When Musicals Were Fun (1954)

Disney Discussions: Do Drugs and/or Alcohol Really Help Artists? (Alice in Wonderland)

I need your opinion on something. Yes, you who found this post because you googled drugs. Do substances like drugs and alcohol really help artists create better works? Or is that an excuse to do drugs and alcohol? See, here's the thing... Do you remember Alice in Wonderland? Of course you do, that movie tripped … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Do Drugs and/or Alcohol Really Help Artists? (Alice in Wonderland)

Disney Discussions: Are Anthology Films Any Good?

I need your opinion on something. Yes, you stalling on your work/homework (slacker). Are anthology movies really worth the price of admission? See, here's the issue... After Bambi, Disney began cranking out anthology films as a way to save money during World War II. This continued from 1942 until 1950 when they released Cinderella. Saludos … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Are Anthology Films Any Good?

Disney Discussions: Is It Wrong to Put Stereotypes in Movies? (Dumbo)

I need your opinion on something. Yes, you, who just read that title and are about to flame me in the comments section. We all agree that stereotyping people is wrong, but is it wrong to show a stereotype in a movie? What's the difference, you ask? Well, here's the thing... If you read anything about … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Is It Wrong to Put Stereotypes in Movies? (Dumbo)