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Hollywood Rejects Wisdom at Its Own Peril
4 years ago

Hollywood Rejects Wisdom at Its Own Peril

Dann helped create such NBC hits as “Meet the Press,” “Today” and “Tonight” and later, at CBS, successfully shepherded “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” …
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How Hating ‘Preacher’ Inspired ‘Mortal’ Response
4 years ago

How Hating ‘Preacher’ Inspired ‘Mortal’ Response

I look at “Preacher” in a different light.

It inspired me to write “MORTAL GODS: IGNITION,” a book about the exploits of superhuman individuals in a real-world setting.


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Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies
4 years ago

Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies

Silent film is art. At its best – which is as good as any art – silent film awakens and stirs people intellectually and emotionally.

Director D.W. Griffith supposedly said …
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‘High Strung’ Trips Over Its Own Feet
4 years ago

‘High Strung’ Trips Over Its Own Feet

I can get swept away by the choreography and put up with a lot of silliness for a good dance film. After all, some of the best ones are fundamentally …
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‘Nexus’ Author: Comic Books’ Conservative Roots
4 years ago

‘Nexus’ Author: Comic Books’ Conservative Roots

If men were benign there would be no need for superheroes.

Life was simpler in 1939 when Bob Kane and Bill Finger created Batman. Batman’s motivation, like that of so …
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Flanery’s ‘Jane Two’ Will Make Grown Men Cry
4 years ago

Flanery’s ‘Jane Two’ Will Make Grown Men Cry

You can tell a lot about a man when he thinks no one is watching him.

I was there on the set of “The Boondock Saints” years ago, watching Flanery work, …
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Pop Culture Confessions: From Art School to Sundance
4 years ago

Pop Culture Confessions: From Art School to Sundance

My grandmother always kept the TV on at high volume watching “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood.” It was like it was her second religion. We’d watch the Hollywood starlets talk …
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‘Confessions’ of a Bootstrap Web Series Production
4 years ago

‘Confessions’ of a Bootstrap Web Series Production

“Can’t sleep. Staring at ‘Confessions’ right now. We can crowd fund this and do it ourselves next summer. Am I just being nuts right now?”

We had been working on a …
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Why ‘Little Boy’ Captures Wonder, Innocence of Childhood
5 years ago

Why ‘Little Boy’ Captures Wonder, Innocence of Childhood

I’ve always related to the underdog, since in many ways I’ve lived an underdog life (a Mexican immigrant who came to this country as a teenager with broken English and …
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Why Trevor Noah’s Twitter Troubles Matter
5 years ago

Why Trevor Noah’s Twitter Troubles Matter

And most often, when a comedy routine features controversial jokes, it doesn’t make international news. But this week, Trevor Noah’s tweets were heard around the world, raising concern about “The Daily …
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