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Scorcese stated, MArvel movies are theme parks, not cinema?
is scorcese correct? If I am honest, aside some others offline who stated this already, he is correct. I see the modern film industry as a two part creature. One part are films the other part are visual paloozas. MArvel movies or most superhero films are not based on quality but visual effects, in the same way the disney princess movies or live action disney remakes are visuals. the goal when people went to see the lion king wasn't to see a great film, it was to see the lion king in a greater visual spectrum. Same with aladdin or beauty and the beast.
Do I personally, go to see any of these films... no. It will take a lot for me to see a film for special effects, but most movie house goers today go for visual effects, not story. they will judge something streamed/cable on story, even though game of thrones has now meant cable/streaming is in the special effects palooza mode for the most part in the future.
The problem scorcese isn't admitting is parenting. Most parents in the near past and today, teach their kids the power of glitz. is it shiny! is the constant message. How many adults have i heard say, how does it look? how many people I have communicated with who had problems with a film/show or anything in media cause they felt the art was not glitzy enough. A person's imagination should be able to handle all levels of art. the fact that most statians , as statians drive media sales, are visually based, proves their bad rearing. But scorcese can't do anything about that. so he has to realize, that outside the usa is where quality can trump visuals in the viewership.
What will the internet be without usa based firms?
I thought about the internet and said to myself. What if I took out every usa based firm on the internet, what will it be?
Comprehend, the data storage places for websites or webservices are global in nature, not located in one particular country, this is to provide the illusion of seamlessness.
But anyway, if you take out, google/facebook/twitter/yahoo/tumblr/wordpress/instagram even though that is facebook/youtube even though that is google/microsoft one drive/microsoft bing/myspace... took out every single usa based or usa started online firm.. what will the internet be?
This question came into my mind after I thought about a black woman I know who owns her own website in ghana, concerning womens sport. Her website made me consider the internet outside the usa, how strong is it? absent usa based websites, a huge vacuum will exists in the internet, as it is today.
what say you?
I like buck and the preacher, josie wales, or the white buffalo in the film world, but what is the best native american soldier film. I recall the geronimo tv special , but that wasn't a movie house film. but, I liked the action.
native american veterans memorial
My AudioBooks on Kobo
Poetry or More
Kobo Audio books- Kobo has set up an audio book system. It is straight forward. I already had audiobooks in their system but they were accessible through the kobo app, which i mentioned in their description. I made versions that I will link to in the newsletter and this post in the near future.
you see the video, it is that straight forward, I am considering continuing my sport audio blog through it now. @Mel Hopkins @Troy
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what is the best black written story concerning open marriage in your knowledge?
Lucas like many others know what happens when you sell your media property to whomever. IT is no longer yours and the control is gone. If anything, the real problem is Lucas sold everything to disney but didn't have something new planned. He is imaginative, always remember as an artist, if you sell your work, you do not own it. Think to something new, something else.
The Center for Black Literature is Pleased
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"The Water Dancer"
(his debut novel!)
Coates in Conversation with
Nikole Hannah-Jones This Tuesday!
September 24, 2019
at Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(at Tilden Avenue in Flatbush)
Ta-Nehisi Coates (author of "Between the
World and Me" and "We Were Eight Years
in Power") returns to the Kings Theatre
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"The Water Dancer" is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children---the violent and capricious separation of families---and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved.
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What fictional character will you vote for presidency of the USA?
I thought about this. IT is a hard one. We as humans beings talk about who will be a leader, but the better question is, what do the people need? I ask you to list, what people need in the usa and then name a character who fits the ability to deliver the items in your list. ... I will not submit, but wait to see what others say.
Do you know of a positive book about a child bride, positive defined as a child bride who is happy being married to an adult <child being circa 12 adult being circa or over 30>? The following video made me consider that concept. I am against forced marriage in general, or marriages arranged between strangers, in general. But, I realize I never read or heard of a positive child bride story?
WARNING: the following video may disturb you alot in some moments
silent sundays , check it out on Turner Classic Movies
The first movie is : Two Arabian Knights- a comedy, it is interesting how a woman fully veiled was in the film as the lead female.
The second is the Racket: No blood but love the blunt shooting. And the cop in this movie actually aimed downward for the gun The movie is clearly displaying the the italian mob take over from the irish mob in nyc aside the italian mob fights. I love how the female lead used a cone to sing through and they had a violin with a horned resonator, for a member in her band. I love how the lounge singer burned the mob bosses brother's hand when he tried to press her near him. The reporter who fell in love with the singer was classic. I love when she asked him, what if you get a baby pregnant and find out about storks. The condition of the womens cell was atrocious while honest. I will not blow the ending but it is very honest in a way few if any films are today. In the end of street drama usually, the end for folks is not a thing of justice but more eventuality. The system wins and the pieces fall where they may. The freedom of the strong woman is very present in the end, enjoy.
Gazette Fragments 71/72/73/74/75/76
The Ocean - a film from Seye Isikalu (2016)
paule marshall - may her spirit fly free, I am not familiar to her, but if any of you know her work, please tell me what you link.
Mandalorian - It is not from disney's involvement, but to see Esposito side weathers, two black travelers , one a great actor and the other, a student of the craft. I... will still not get disney streaming in the same way michelle yeoh or patrick stewart will not get me to buy cbs streaming, but i bet this show will be good, like i hear the star trek content on cbs streaming is.
And I love that theme riff, and because he played one of my favorite characters in the game of thrones books, the man who played the red viper is playing the mandalorian
- Journey of an audiobook - A very nice article displaying how a woman went from traveling mom to author and then audiobook maker:) enjoy
- What kind of heroine are you - I am a male but i thought to play the game to see what will come out. It is just a game so have fun. I did. I admit, I actually write letters in general. Istill and i write love letters. That was a clue to what I chose but I will leave it at that, give it a go and have fun:)
- October spooky writing challenge - more in september 20th, I will try to keep all posted , tell me if you have any ideas or suggestions.
- Just Mercy - This is close to me.The trailer is masterful. Enjoy.
- The Ocean - a film from Seye Isikalu (2016)
An Evening with
Nicole Dennis-Benn, Author of “Patsy”
John Oliver Killens Reading Series
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Free and open to the public.
Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Patsy, will be in conversation with Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press at City University of New York. In Dennis-Benn’s novel Patsy, she explores the demands on one woman who immigrates from Jamaica to New York and leaves her young daughter behind.
“Bold New Voices Explore Race and Relationships”
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, in partnership with RestorationArt, will present a literary salon featuring writers of courageous new works. During this program, writers examine the complexities of race and relationships in today’s society through the interior lives of their characters and discuss experiences and situations that were the driving force behind their decision to write poignant and touching stories.
Panelists include Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People, long-listed for the 2018 National Book Award and winner of the 2019 PEN Open Book Award; Simeon Marsalis, author of As Lie Is to Grin, shortlisted for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Anakwa Dwamena, a staff writer at The New Yorker, to moderate the discussion.
Nafissa Thompson-Spires holds a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review Daily, Dissent, Buzzfeed Books, The White Review, and other publications. Her first book, Heads of the Colored People, was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Award, and the Aspen Words Literary Prize; was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize; and won the PEN Open Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. She is also the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and works as an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Cornell University. Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan
Simeon Marsalis is a writer from New Rochelle, New York. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Rutgers University Newark, where he was awarded the Henry Rutgers Fellowship. His first novel, As Lie Is to Grin, was published by Catapult Books. It was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. He is currently at work on his second novel. Learn more about him at www simeonmarsalis.com.
Anakwa Dwamena is a books editor at Africa Is a Country, and a member of The New Yorker magazine’s editorial staff. Originally from Ghana, his reporting and cultural criticism work focuses on African politics, the lives of Black immigrants around the world, and soccer.
Learn more about him at https://africasacountry.com/author/anakwa-dwamena.
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Calligraphy Mirror - Angelique Noire
I placed the two images below but
Here is my calligraphy
This is her original- she is on instagram here https://www.instagram.com/the_angelique_noire/
black anti immigrant- The following article made me ponder a question, do you know of a anti immigration book, fiction or positioned in a nonfiction, from a black person?
if you know any artists that have manga style comics, please have them submit to saturday am https://saturdayam.tumblr.com/post/187473586763/september-submit-your-chance-to-bring-your
#LAborday a nice article on labor day
Diverse voices workshop- from lee daniels- he is working on a black male homofornicating superhero project, so he is looking for all types, no bounds multiverse voices workshop
Acting- Lawrence Olivier once said to Dustin Hoffman on the set of The Marathon Man, I paraphrase : "my dear boy, why don't you try acting, it is far much easier"
His point is correct. From the 1970s to today, so many actors are using the method, which simply means, instead of acting as someone, try inspiriting them in oneself. The concept is simple, if you live fiscally poor you will be able to act poor. If you live fiscally wealthy, you can not act fiscally poor as well as someone who has chosen to live fiscally poor.
I agree to Olivier, the best acting doesn't require a lifestyle change of an actor, the inspiration comes from the soul absent the need to manipulate the body from the actor.
What say you?
Gazette Fragments 67/68/69/70
Edition 67 excerpts
high life - a film by claire denis- a review by jon carlos evans
interview claire denis side robert pattinson
claire denis on sex as an escape
rumiko takahashi - a nice interview with her when she started creating inuyasha, the brilliance of it is that she didn't
have the story all at once, she had a little and had to literally grow it over time which goes against the way people see
many stories in the usa.
Edition 68 excerpt
2019 spirit first poetry accepted- enjoy
Edition 69 excerpt
Did you submit your teen movie? -Issa Rae And Paul Feig Are Seeking Pitches For The Next Great Teen Movie
Edition 70 excerpt
First day of school-Fly tie chronicles a first day of school, through a mom's lens.
Gazette Fragments 62/63/64/65/66
Edition 62 excerpt
The mouth - a tragedy, enjoy the trailer
- The mouth - a tragedy, enjoy the trailer
Edition 63 excerpt
Alien the play - This was quite enjoyable, the special effects:) , the video is embedded in the article, but the link is below
- Alien the play - This was quite enjoyable, the special effects:) , the video is embedded in the article, but the link is below
Edition 64 excerpt
- Perler - A cosplayer makes outfits using perler beads. as a samus fan I like it
Edition 65 excerpt
Mickey - yes that mickey mouse, love the cover viewed in this excerpt of a new bande.
Edition 66 excerpt
Much Ado about nothing - what first comes to your mind? italy, spring, shakespearean speech? This version says it is an all black version but I think the creator missed a trick, that lays that claim false. HE made an all black cast but kept the context, italians side spaniards. … He could had made it an ethiopian Ras, maybe Ras Pero, ala Duke PEter, or Don PEdro and his military retinue can come in for a visit to Agordat, the setting is after the first ethiopian-italo war, which was won by Ethiopia. Then the rest is the same, he missed a trick.
- Edition 62 excerpt
Title: Calligraphy Mirror- Kiss of a dagger
The earth will be/is/was 94,513,221 miles from the sun, and will only be going closer to the sun from a linear distance in its elliptical orbit after that distance is reached. Happy Aphelion!
July 4, 2019 6:10 pm
The photo is from Gee Double You
RIchard Murray Creative Table
in Richard Murray Hearth
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FIYAH Literary Magazine
A #VoicesOnFIYAH Teams for NanoWriMo:
Peer-pressure your BIPOC friends into joining a writing team before sign-ups close at the end of the month.