Temple Grandin

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TEMPLE GRANDIN (2010) (R)

Director: Mick Jackson

Cast: Claire DanesJulia OrmondDavid Strathairn, Catherine O’Hara

Producer: Scott Ferguson

Screenwriter: Temple Grandin, Merritt Johnson, Christopher Monger

Synopsis: A biopic taken from Temple’s own writing about her life with autism and her journey becoming one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

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Begin Again

Begin Again Film Poster
Begin Again Film Poster

BEGIN AGAIN (2014)

Director: John Carney

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden, Adam Levine

Producer: Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman

Screenplay: John Carney

Synopsis: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

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4 Books and a Film that Compels You to Paris

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Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Like most people know, Paris is one of the most romantic places in the world. Its beauty conjures up a whimsical fancy that tinkers just within your grasp. You go to it and that dream suddenly is reality, and this reality is so much more than the fantasy. Yes, Paris is one of the most romantic places in the world. Its easy to fall in love in Paris, more often than not in my experience, it easy to fall in love with Paris, every time you visit.

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The Magic of Music in Film

There is this feeling you get when a good piece of music accompany’s a scene in a film. The scene’s suddenly speaking a unquie language that touches you in the centre of your being. Sometimes, you hardly notice that there’s music playing in the first place sometimes you do. Both times you’re left hearing the very soul of the film almost as if the film itself were saying more than the characters on screen, the film bears its itself and you get it, you hear it, you feel that scence and just like that you understand the film in its entirety that bit more. Or not. But if you do, those moments are when I fall in love with the art that is film all over again.

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Begin Again Film Poster

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‘Tastism’ in Today’s Readers

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I once found myself in a creative writing workshop, trying, and most likely failing, to improve my writing overall. The speaker went around the table asking for books that had inspired us to want to take the class. As the turns moved along the table, I heard books like, Continue reading ‘Tastism’ in Today’s Readers

Women in the Directing World

Director Audrey Wells
Director Audrey Wells

One of the things I could never understand was why there weren’t women in the filmmaking industry, behind the camera as well. That was what I thought for a very long while and if you’re female and aspiring to be a filmmaker it can be intimidating to say the least. But then after watching, what I think is a fantastic movie called Under the Tuscan sun again, I reflected on the movie for a while then really looked at the name on the director credit, Audrey Wells. That can’t be right surely, why else would they have made a fuss about Kathryn Bigelow when she the Oscar in 2010 for The Hurt Locker being a historical event. If they were more women in the director’s chair won’t we know about it? Would they be celebrated as much as their male counterparts?

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