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Neil Sarver
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Han Solo and the creative crisis
I'm not surprised by Why Lucasfilm Fired Han Solo Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller by Peter Sciretta. Not exactly. I don't really have emotions about it either. Despite the overwhelming enthusiasm that exists in the world, including by many people I l...

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The future of the USA
I continue thinking about He has sounded forth the trumpet that I wrote on January 25, 2017. Like all predictions about Trump and Trump's America, it suffers from thinking anything will, or could, move forward in a predictable fashion. Since, as Max Boot ...

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Twin Peaks and the trouble with critics
When I was much younger and I would discuss my thoughts on movies, or other artistic works, people would often say things like "I don't know how you enjoy movies when you're thinking of all of this stuff?" I always found this puzzling, because nothing like ...

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Collaboration
I'm still deeply torn on the idea of collaboration. For a variety of reasons, this is likely an argument against it, but it still haunts me. Part of what intrigues me by own ambivalence is that it doesn't fit my impressions of the reasons most people have....

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A generation of sociopaths
I just read A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney . I've read a number of these books with interesting theories about the things that have gone wrong in recent years. Most of them have interesting pieces ...

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Rebuild for the future
The problem with hoping for progress of any kind is that we, as a species, consider how our life was/is to be essentially correct and self-evident, or at the least "normal" and that to progress we need to make minor adjustments to work out the kinks in that...

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The pros of the moviemaking collective serial
I wrote Indie cinema, the creative zeitgeist and the future and held back more than perhaps I ought to have on the moviemaking collective serial idea. Partly because it is only one thing. It's something I think could be the future, but it's not the only t...

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Indie cinema, the creative zeitgeist and the future
I've had some thoughts recently that ended up being extra charged today, reading Jim Jarmusch On the Future of Independent Film: "Cinema needs to be reduced to its essential poetry" by Chris Patmore, an article from the time he was promoting Only Lovers Lef...

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Favorite movie for each year of my life
I have resisted lists for quite a while, for a variety of reasons. Most of all, because on some level all lists are lies. But somehow every time I saw someone post their favorite movie from every year they've been on the earth, I was tempted. And eventuall...

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Hating my brain: Tales of creative frustration
I texted "I hate my brain" to my wife, Kim, a little while ago, which caused her unnecessary anxiety, until I clarified. You see, as I've touched on here, most recently in My gilded cage , Kim and I have been making plans, or working at making plans, regard...
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