Okay, I have finally caved in and opened a Twitter account. Good for me, I can now attempt to cram information into 144 characters. I can’t say I woke up in 144 characters, so how do I impart much of anything in so few keystrokes? I have no idea. Now that isn’t just the words that make up the post, no, that the spaces and that # thing as well. They show a little mercy on the links, how much, I don’t know yet. I posted a blurb about Ambush at Kansas City there. However, I didn
In the HBO series Deadwood, one character lamented the arrival of the telegraph in the town. A bartender looked forward to news coming faster and his boss stated, “When did you ever get good news in a letter?” The bartender answered, “The Last letter told me of the death of my mother.” The employer replied, “That’s the telegraph now, hastening the sorry words.” I feel that way about the internet at times. Lightning fast, we hear of every tragedy in the world with little good
Have filmmakers gotten lazy, or is it just cost effect to have continuity errors in scenes rather than to do the scene, right in the first place? As a pair of examples, first in the 1940’s a little film called The Maltese Falcon had the following exchange. Humphrey Bogart is setting across from actor Peter Lorre, Lorre holds a can which he has the tip on the floor, the camera is looking over Lorre’s shoulder at Bogart. Bogart is digging cigarette out of a pack, pulls a match
A word about childhood heroes. Well, perhaps a word about one of my childhood hero’s and the man who is still one of my hero’s. The year I was born was the final season of America’s first western TV show, Hop-a-long Cassidy. The actor William Boyd first stared as Cassidy in 1935 in the movie Hop-along Cassidy. This movie turned into a film series and eventually the first television horse-opera. The fact that the series ended shortly before my birth didn’t keep me from seeing
Work progresses nicely on three fronts, the last part of Michelle Tanner – Going West will be out to the editor soon. A new series of stories called Michelle Tanner – Deputy Marshal will be ready later in the year, and all will go up at the same time. I have a new Michelle Tanner Novel in the works, I’ll update y’all on it soon. Thanks to all that drop into my little online world and happy reading.