Christopher Nolan’s passion play is the most successful super-hero movie series to date, in my mind. While I will admit there are some rough edges in the writing and plotting of the individual movies, the true genius of the series is only apparent when examining it as a whole. It is only at that scale can we see what this movie series offers that others do not: a emotional journey that evolves over more than one film, and provides real closure for that arc.
I hadn’t seen Purple Rain for years, and I may have been trying to get to second base when it was last on the tube. In any case, I didn’t come to my recent viewing remembering very much. Let’s get one thing clear up front: Purple Rain is not for everyone. If you’re not into poet shirts and eyeliner--or the music of Prince--you should probably flounce right on by this movie. But you’d be missing a seminal example of rock and roll filmmaking.
Well, it's officially official. The new blog is live and open to the world.
Let's talk about the reasons behind the move, and the tools I'm using to get started.
An accounting of my recent purchase: way too many movies from the Criterion Collection.
Well. Here we are. Again.
Have had several personal blogging/writing efforts go fallow in the past. The last time I wrote for public consumption regularly, I was getting paid for it. At a certain point, life changed and the writing stopped.
I feel writing with the thought of public consumption brought a tightness to my composition that I've lost. I meander in my workaday writing, and even in my thoughts.
There's no other theme than that in place right now. I expect that we'll cover Music, Movies, Games and other bits of culture. Let's see where we end up.