Bogart Estate Neo-noir on IndieGogo

Bogart Estate Neo-noir on IndieGogo

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A very quick post to point out a worthy – and fun – campaign on IndieGogo.

The Estate of Humphrey Bogart produced an independent noir movie called This Last Lonely Place.

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Now they are financing the launch and distribution of the film through a crowdfunding.
The gist of the thing – you shell out 8 bucks, you watch the movie in streaming, or download it before its release.

You pledge more, you get…

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The other influential books

The other influential books

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bad-business-booksSo, ok, you know the story about the ten books that influenced our lives and all that.
My friend Claire, being complicated*, made two lists – she rightly observed that if there’s some books that influenced our lives because we loved ‘em, it’s also true there some books that pushed us in certain directions because we… well, because we loathed them.

So, can I put together a similar list?
Books that…

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Small kingdom, great book

Small kingdom, great book

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armchair-series-hidden-bhutanArmchair Traveler is a publisher that promises to drain my meager resources in the next few months. An imprint of Haus Publishing, they have an extensive catalog of travel books and travel memoirs.
I’m currently reading Martin Uitz’s Hidden Bhutan: Entering the Kingdon of the Thunder Dragon, that they published in 2008.

Austrian Uitz was a travel writer, tour guide and mountaineer – he died in…

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Reviewer from Hell

OK, sorry but I have to share this.
I just got the best review ever on Amazon…

I can’t understand the enthusiasm of the previous reviews, the text is too short for an evaluation. Yeah, sure, it seems to be well written, but what evaluation can I make??

And so he went and gave it a One-star rating.

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Film Noir Foundation

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269811_300And so I went and blew twenty bucks and made a donation to the Film Noir Foundation.
These guys love noir movies as much as I do, and they are committed to the preservation of the old classics.

It is our mission to find and preserve films in danger of being lost or irreparably damaged, and to ensure that high quality prints of these classic films remain in circulation for theatrical exhibition to…

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The Treasure of Quetzalcoatl

The Treasure of Quetzalcoatl

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Sunday, we go to the movies!
Or the movies come to us.

This delightful little movie is called Sophie’s Fortune – The Treasure of Quetzalcoatl.
It was produced in the UK for 2000£ (!!!) and it is marvelous.

Enjoy!

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Edna Kenton and the Shape of the Earth

Edna Kenton and the Shape of the Earth

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titleI tried to track down some info on Edna Kenton, but there’s no wikipedia page about her.

There’s a very short bio – three paragraphs – in Anne Innis Dagg’s The Feminine Gaze: a Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and their Books 1836-1945, and the first paragraph goes like this

Kenton, Edna 1876-1954. Edna Kenton is known best for her editing the Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents

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Writing Prompt – Going Ape

Ah, the heady days of Pre Code Hollywood. At the time, this scene was cut - but you are free to use it as a writing prompt!

Writing Prompt – Going Ape

Ah, the heady days of Pre Code Hollywood. At the time, this scene was cut - but you are free to use it as a writing prompt!