A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

English: Lesson 145 "Compare and contrast the attitude of each movie regarding guns." Shane (1953) and High Noon (1952) are two of the best western movies ever created. Until this last week, westerns to me were just fun movies filled with drama, gun fighting, and simple sets and characters with not a lot of detail … Continue reading A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

How can you create the sound, costumes, sets, and landscapes on a page?

English: Lesson 140 Is it easier for skilled authors to manipulate movie viewers or book readers? Good writers will never be out of work. If you can write effectively, you can think effectively, and thinking leads to the creation of good books, articles, speeches, and movies. Movies have taken off like wildfire in the last … Continue reading How can you create the sound, costumes, sets, and landscapes on a page?

The Winning Characteristics of a Cowboy and Politician

English: Lesson 135 Do you see any characteristic features of Stewart and Wayne in these films that rocketed them to permanent stardom? John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart had their breakthrough roles in two of the most influential and remembered films of all time; Stagecoach (1939) directed by John Ford, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) directed by Frank … Continue reading The Winning Characteristics of a Cowboy and Politician