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The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

If you read Pilar Alessandra’s previous book, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter’ then you will want its sequel, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules’. What she says in the introduction is that all the supposed scriptwriting rules aren’t that at all, just guidance as to what to be careful of. Interestingly, throughout the book, she […]

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Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

Should I say that Robert Graef’s book, ‘Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing’ is targeted at an American audience? Of course, it is. However, the subject matter applies world-wide and everyone benefits from it. If nothing else, it will make you think and remind you that ignorance isn’t bliss. Knowledge is power […]

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Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017) : a brief remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017)  :  a brief remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

It was brought to my attention today that composer Dominic Frontiere died shortly before Christmas at the age of 86. Wikipedia notes 19 TV series themes and 19 films although IMdB notes many more. It is with his TV series that he should be remembered most for specific SF shows. ‘The Outer Limits’ (1963), ‘The […]

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Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

December 19, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

I have to confess to a little confusion when I saw the cover of Mark Voger’s book ‘Groovy’ back in the summer. TwoMorrows is known principally for their interest in comicbooks and despite the cartoon head of a dollybird on the cover, this book is about the flower power/hippy culture from 38000BC to April 1970AD. […]

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Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

As the sub-title of this book, ‘Old Demons, New Deities’ tells you, this is a collection of short stories with links to Tibet, either because they’re set there, the author originates from Tibet or the story features Tibetans in other settings around the world. If you’re looking for an insight into a culture that is […]

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The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs (book review).

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs (book review).

While contemporary geek culture often sees itself as progressive and liberal, the reality is that it’s still one where women can struggle to feel completely accepted and at home. That’s a crying shame because, fundamentally, geek culture should be a celebration of precisely the sorts of idealism and diversity that characterise pretty much all modern […]

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Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

November 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

Guy P. Harrison’s book, ‘Think Before You Like’, makes more sense from the very long sub-title, ‘Social Media’s Effect On The Brain And The Tools You Need To Navigate Your Newsfeed’. In other words, he’s investigating social media and as someone who doesn’t really use it, it’ll be interesting to see if he can convince […]

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Daguerreotype (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Daguerreotype (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a writer and director almost unknown in the United States, is superb at creating an atmosphere of dread and suspense as he did with ‘Pulse’. This film is a cut below that film. A famous fashion photographer takes daguerreotype pictures of his daughter in memory of his dead wife. His new photographic assistant […]

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Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

Another batch of cosplayers, this time from the New York ComicCons where photographer Andrew Boyle didn’t need much persuading to get to them to pose and even got some comments from some of them as to why they are into cosplay. It’s getting easier to understand why this niche is growing in fandom circles and […]

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Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

‘Filmmaking For Change’ has nothing to do with creating films on the cheap ie small change. Well, maybe, when you read some films have been created for as little as $30,000 although costing more in distribution and advertising to ensure its out there and needs to be added to this budget. I should point out […]

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