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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The wonky title refers to a scale of alien contact developed by ufologist (wrote the bloggerologist) J. Allen Hynek. The book, published a...

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Raiders of the Lost Ark

Go back in time with me, waaay back to 1975, and the start of the George Lucas/Stephen Spielberg dueling blockbuster action movies. 1975:...

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Film: Schindler’s List

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Film | 1 comment

Schindler’s List is Stephen Spielberg’s masterpiece. And that’s quite a statement. It tells the true story of German...

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TV Show: Columbo

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in TV Show | 1 comment

  The TV classic Columbo was an “anti-whodunit.” Typically, we saw the crime being committed at the beginning of the...

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Film: Jaws

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

Since so many of my friends are either at the beach now or will be soon, it’s only fitting that we remind them about the movie that...

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Music: John Williams

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Music | 1 comment

Can a composer’s entire reputation be validated on the basis of just two notes? Beethoven needed four notes to embed his iconic Fifth...

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The Arts: Michael Crichton

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on The Arts: Michael Crichton

You probably know Michael Crichton as a best-selling author. But he also achieved great success as a screenwriter, film director, and...

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Director | 1 comment

As a medium, film is not much more than 100 years old. But you’ll be hard pressed to find any director who’s produced better...

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