Film genres phase in and out of relevancy. They rise and they fall. One such genre that has dissipated into lesser popularity is westerns. But are westerns dead? Have modern […]
Regardless of the kind of Western 3:10 to Yuma unfolds as, there is little doubt that the story is a Western, and I have never enjoyed Westerns. However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the short story written by Elmore Leonard, and I know why.
King is one of the most renowned writers alive today. The Body, though, is a prime example of why Stephen King is as acclaimed as he is today: he writes about what he knows best.
If you’re familiar with Stephen King and his work, The Body and Stand By Me might seem pretty tame compared to his more, let’s call it, outlandish work. His stories […]
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a film that shines in the hearts of many even today, nearly 60 years after its release. However, as I was watching it, there was an overwhelming sense of “I should not be watching this.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is something that I’m still processing. I am not typically one to enjoy movies focused on love, specifically romantic, but as I’ve gotten older it has become […]
While many elements were changed from short story to film and each had varying importance, there was one part of the story that didn’t change from page to screen at all which was, personally, the most well-written and well-filmed element by Woolrich and Hitchcock: the rear window.
Storytelling, no matter the medium, is my greatest passion. In fact, I love it so much, I co-host and produce a weekly podcast with one of my best friends, SWU […]
Detective stories, especially gritty, noir-inspired ones, have always intrigued me but never been a genre I have passionately sought after. The extent of my experience is the modern renditions of […]
This was perhaps the most surprising element of the story to me when I read the source novel—the literal Maltese falcon. Though it was nowhere near the surprise I experienced when I realized the 1941 adaptation was far from the noir novel I knew.
The film’s moral is that you should be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be. That seems easy, but if you want love? That’ll take some work.
With a $150 million budget, that’s an expensive piece of criticism! I bet it all went into copyediting…