Tag Archives: Cinemetropolis

Andrew Sarris and Auteur Theory: What If Brad Bird Directed Brave?

My favorite shot in Cinemetropolis comes toward the beginning of the dance scene you can see on the Media Page. It’s the one that starts with a close up of the drainage pipe and zooms out to reveal Melisma and … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update XIV: Dante Egg Just Gives Up

There are times when this world stops making sense and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. When that happens, I just stand there and scowl. Then I get a drink. Or several. But out here, self medicating … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update XII: Dante Egg Grows Increasingly Frustrated

This is getting serious. Attracted by the sound of gunfire and the smell of burning building, I discovered a trail of hoof prints that wound their way through a dense forest and a grisly scene. By my count, there were … Continue reading

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Writing The Western XI: Act IV Complete!

Yes, it’s true. It’s amazing what a little momentum can make. Acts II and IV are nominally the same length (18-24) pages, but where II took me almost a month, IV was done in a matter of days. As we … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update IX: Dante Egg Is Too Late-Again

Dammit. Same town. Same street. Male, early 20s. Another kid. And a mule. Dammit. Again, it all happened in broad daylight. Still no one will talk to me. People seem a little happier- apparently, nobody liked this guy. Or the … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update VII: From The Mind of Detective Dante Egg, CMPD

I was having breakfast when I got the call. “Homicide. Hurry.” It’s always murder. I got on the scene as soon as I could, but it was a hell of a place to get to. The body was still in … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update VI: A Funny Thing Happened After I Was Done

Got through another scene today. I’m proud of how this one turned out. There was lots of action, and we got to try out some suspense. Character A wants to kill Character B to get the reward money, but Character … Continue reading

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Writing The Western Update V: Good News, Bad News and Chekhov’s Gun

First the good news: I got through another scene today. That’s two days of writing in a row! And the bad news: I wanted to do another one, and felt like I was on a roll, but then my “responsibilities” … Continue reading

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New Links and Resume!

If you’re looking for a composer or a stunt coordinator, hop on over to the Links page and check out the websites for Jared Cowing and Corey Pierno. Jared was the composer for Cinemetropolis and a co-composer on Dirty Hands. … Continue reading

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Why I Like Animation

Roger Ebert has posted his list of favorite animated films from last year. I’ve heard of all of them, and seen two. The rest are either in my Netflix queue, or soon will be. It looks like a strong bunch- … Continue reading

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