I attended a conference about a month ago and at one point had to use the restroom. It happens. Now keep in mind that this was a conference for professional men and women, there to network and learn while thinking deep thoughts on the company dime. People were dressed nicely, came from office jobs and […]Read more "Clean Up After Yourself, Savages"
Nothing I can say today except this: the lyrics below are to a song called “My Buddy.” According to my father, when this song came on at an American Legion gathering, my Grampy — a World War II vet who served in Burma — would get up and walk out of the room. My Grampy […]Read more "Memorial Day 2011"
The great migration of the blogs from the original kessel korner continues! (I almost have spelled continue with a “k” but…yeah…no. Krusty taught me that lesson.) In this particular gem, I forayed into analyzing only the last moments from the films, and what they were telling us. It’s interesting to flip through these things and […]Read more "Flashback Blog: It’s all About the Final Shot"
Recently, I had promised to go see Water for Elephants with Agent Bun, and we had some movie ticket coupons which meant we’d be going “for free.” We met up after work, walked into the theatre and realized that Fandango’s movie times, researched on Thursday, did not project into Friday. So we had to adapt. […]Read more "A Tale of Two Funnies"
Recently I watched Kenneth Branagh’s epic film version of Hamlet again, and was once again struck by both its scope and intimacy — like the play itself. It served again as a reminder that it is, without a doubt, the definitive film version of the play. Indeed, so far as I’m concerned, it’s the only […]Read more "Understanding Hamlet"
Last night, on the advice of an old friend with a deep knowledge of classic films, I watched Days of Wine and Roses, starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. Looking at the way the titles were done and the fact it was directed by Blake Edwards, I expected something lighter than it was. But my […]Read more "Days of Wine and Roses"
Today has apparently been declared “Geek Day” (ugh) and The Twitter Machine has also declared it “Star Wars Day” (um) because it’s the anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, before it was rechristened Episode IV in 1979. Thanks to Twitter, I got reminded of that; you may not believe this, but I […]Read more "NOOOOOOOOOOO! (A Blog About A Funny Thing About Star Wars)"