Category Archives: Film

London Calling

Soon Come is a sweet short film featuring skateboarder Ezra Bruno rolling through a deserted London reminiscing poetically about what life was like before Covid-19. The film, produced by Outright Films, was shot in one day during April of this … Continue reading

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Freedom is a Fable

Freedom, A Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times.Illustrated book with offset lithographs on paper and laser-cut pop-up paper silhouettes, 1997. I have always been emotionally moved by Kara Walker’s powerful art work, especially … Continue reading

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Chill Out

I have never visited the little fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall, UK, but it has been highly recommended to me over the years. The very chill, hour-long video of the village (below)is incredibly relaxing and meditative. There is no … Continue reading

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Sounds of the City

The wonderful video below was created by filmmakers Gilad Avnat and Stav Nahum of Bonamaze  to celebrate the re-opening of New York City. 900+ sounds sampled 6 days of shooting Countless days of editing Director, DP, Edit and Music: Gilad Avnat and Stav Nahum, Bonamaze … Continue reading

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A Literary High

Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg, 1991)  

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Ode to Canada

Airline preflight safety videos are generally ignored by flyers, but sometimes clever production manages to get our attention. Air Canada just released their first updated video in almost 7 years and it’s surprisingly compelling. The new safety video is called … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: London

I have had the great fortune to spend both quality and quantity time in London’s wonderful bookstores. In fact, I have browsed 15 of the 17 bookshops featured in the video below. Compiled by Abebooks.com, the short film features some … Continue reading

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Rules For Writers

A few years before his death at age 84, the beloved novelist, critic, essayist, raconteur, and academic Umberto Eco left us a tongue in cheek list of rules for writers. Those of us with any literary aspirations would do well … Continue reading

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We Lurk Late

The paper-cut puppetry video below was commissioned by the Poetry Foundation and created by Manual Cinema in association with Crescendo Literary,  it animates a May 3, 1983 recording of Gwendolyn Brooks speaking during an Academy of American Poets reading series held at the Guggenheim Museum in … Continue reading

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Foreign Exchange

Baltimore-based animator Corrie Francis Parks created the mindblowing stop-motion film short “Foreign Exchange”  below utilizing foreign currency notes and sand from more than 50 nations. Watch the film and be amazed and then check out the short video below on … Continue reading

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