Life and Death in L.A.: February 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today's quote

"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."
Jim Rohn

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Roger Ebert Looks Back at Cinema Classic

John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" is a left-wing parable, directed by a right-wing American director, about how a sharecropper's son, a barroom brawler, is converted into a union organizer. The message is boldly displayed, but told with characters of such sympathy and images of such beauty that audiences leave the theater feeling more pity than anger or resolve. It's a message movie, but not a recruiting poster.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thought For Today

"If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
-- Goethe

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How can a film's screenplay take shape in 10 seconds?

"If I decide to embark on a project, it is because the whole movie took place before my eyes in 10 seconds. Then I spent a year and a half trying to rediscover what was so special during those 10 seconds."
--Steven Spielberg