I am a watcher of movies, but also a viewer of them. As a viewer, I can give a reading into the film, in terms of what I saw as the themes, ideas, etc. So, onto this, with Darkest Hour (2017), a summary. Taking responsibility, actions and consequences, the valley of decision, should one change their mind, the world relies on a decision, and having courage to be strong in the face of the enemy, even if it is involves being sacrificial.
Had the opportunity to watch Darkest Hour (2017) again–a five star gem, so why not? It’s a larger than life portrayal of English responses–mostly political, but also militaristic, personal and public–to the German invasion of Europe during World War II in the month of May preceding the Dunkirk evacuation. Winston Churchill’s reply, as the Prime Minister of England, is riveting. This well-mounted film, with its finely tuned and brightly tempered aesthetics, combined with, as Churchill, Gary Oldman’s flashy, headstrong and transformative performance makes for something quite a bit more than life, which makes it palatable to watch, of what was a real depressing time in Britain. But which touches on the gravity of the moment–their ‘darkest hour’–in some sobering scenes. This one riveted me to the seat.
I’ve always believed, quite rightly, that the key characters of the original Star Wars trilogy were one of the films’ trump cards, as they are believable and life-like. But I’ve noticed something else about Han and Leia that is quite true, as well.Continue reading “In-crowd”
As I reflect, for a moment, there’s a different style, tone, and sound for pieces of different lengths that I write.Continue reading “Strokes here and there”
If possible, I believe to present my best work to publishers, in fitting with their publication requirements. Sometimes, I feel, why should I use an idea here? But I still use it here. Because it’s better to use the idea on a road I know it will be published in, rather than speculating my good idea may or may not get published somewhere untested.Continue reading “The tried and true, and the possible”
When I was scouring through older articles of mine last year, I announced I had the thought that my early stuff was better than the latter, and that I wanted to recapture a bit of the old way. Well, it’s like putting new wine in old wineskins. Somehow, it bursts.
I’ve since thought better of the older stuff. Good old.
The interview I’ve been typing out on my word processor is really quite an older one that I never used, because of one reason or another. I always wanted to keep it — without really knowing if it would come to anything, which was a pain — but I am glad I have kept it, as I will be posting it on my Church Mosaic series at some stage.
I wasn’t looking forward to typing out a transcript of an interview I have recorded and on tape, that’s been kept away for several years. But it turned into an easy to transcribe process. It’s just in the getting to the destination, that is the finishing of typing out the transcript, that can make me slightly impatient. I still have some work to do yet, but I’ll get there.
The silly season, as they say, has come and gone once again, but I consider it less a silly season, but one where I can recharge, rethink, relax, and be inspired. But this post is about how serious publishing is. Back to reality.Continue reading “Making sure every box is ticked”
This week has been seeing several devotions sent off to the same publisher, which is a record of a sort, but seeing one I did a month ago rejected by the same publisher. However, two weeks ago, one was accepted for publication–by the same publisher. That is the way of things. The way of the Write. At least this time. And two of the ones I sent were recovered from the rubbish bin, which was pleasing to see they didn’t come to waste.
Someone may have noticed that my church series of articles is no longer on this particular site, that’s because I have shifted them to this site: The Church Series. It will be updated over time, hopefully regularly.
If a devotion I’m writing is not working out at a point in time, I send it to a folder dedicated to parking unusable devotions. There’s one in particular I’ve been fond of taking out and recycling whenever I go into the pharmacy that inspired the devotion.Continue reading “Caught it in time”