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  • Kurt Brindley 8:00 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , movies, pioneers, stunt drivers, stunt women, , women drivers, Women of Hollywood, , ,   

    Meet Pioneering Stunt Woman Debbie Evans 

    DEBBIE EVANS
    DEBBIEEVANS.COM

    From her official website:
    Debbie Evans, veteran of hundreds of motion-picture, television, and commercial stunts has been featured in numerous publications such as the LA Times, Reader’s Digest, Glamour Magazine, Cycle World, Dirtbike, and on television shows like Montel, ESPN, Winning Women, and Entertainment Tonight.

    Debbie was inducted October 2003 into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. She has been awarded for her work on Taxi in 2005, The Matrix Reloaded in 2004 Taurus World Stunt Awards in the category “Best Overall Stunt by a Stuntwoman,” previously winning two Taurus awards in 2002 for driving a Honda Civic under a moving semi-truck in The Fast and the Furious…. [MORE]
     


     

    With the help of Michelle Rodriguez, one of the stars of the Fast & Furious franchise, stunt driver Debbie Evans was challenged to take on the wild, icy landscape of the Yukon in Canada. VIA CARSCOOPS.COM


     

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  • Kurt Brindley 11:40 am on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fibonacci, , Irrational, irrationalities, math nerds, mathmatics, movies, numbers theory, , , Pi the movie, prime numbers,   

    For all you unabatablely persistent* Irrational Types, and you know who you are… 

    It’s not like you needed one, but today’s your day.

     

     

     

    #happypiday
    #prayforthemathnerds

     


    *Yeah, so what, I like adverbs and redundancies… what’s so irrational about that?

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 9:52 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , movies, , presidential address, , ,   

    La La La La La La La… 

    Missed Trump’s big speech last night.

    Not because I was balled up in the corner of my dark and damp basement with my eyes closed and ears plugged chanting la la la la la la la to drown out any possibility of hearing it until it was over.

    No, I missed it because I mercifully went to see the almost Oscar-winning La La Land instead.

    It wasn’t released to my local theater the first time around.

    Been wanting to see it.

    The almost wasn’t Oscar-winning Moonlighting wasn’t released here its first go-around either.

    Still hasn’t been.

    I do live in Southern Pennsyltucky, remember…

    But if it, Moonlighting, ever does make it to my local theater on the wave of its Oscar win, chances are I still won’t go to see it.

    For me, there are movies that are made to be seen in the theater publicly — big bold banging colorful gregarious gun-filled types, a la La La Land — and there are movies that are best watched in the privacy of ones home — ones without all the boom boom blasting effects and/or which might make me cry and/or reflect on myself as a person, a la Moonlighting.

    La La Land is good, fun, modern-day family entertainment (there was one gratuitous F-bomb that I recall, no guns, no skin). Beautiful colors.

    But…

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    • xmatman 10:33 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, 57% of the 100% of Trump supporters who tuned in thought it was pretty good!

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    • Jackie Oldham 10:52 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      As Michael Moore so brilliantly reminded us last night (on MSNBC), tRump is a card-carrying member of SAG! So, he really was just “acting”. And like any 2nd rate actor, he was more concerned about the ratings, and the length of the audience applause, than with anything of substance.

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    • Larry Kahaner 11:02 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Trump is who he is. Despite the softened rhetoric (which I’m pleased to hear) he is the same person who we saw and heard during the campaign and post election. Nothing has changed.

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    • Vonita 4:27 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      He is and will always be despicable.

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    • quillella 4:42 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Are you sure politics is acting? Last I heard, actors don’t get teleprompters- they have to have the brains to memorise their lines!

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    • Bonnie Follett 5:34 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I did watch the speech (for the reason that I do insist more info is helpful in any war – that “Know your enemy” kind of thing) but I think SO MANY are MISSING THE POINT. Especially any reporting that attempts to be conciliatory, like comments that he used a softer voice or he seemed presidential or Wow – that he got through a whole hour without falling off into tweet-speech… This speech was all STRATEGY. – Why? Well partly to manipulate the Press, but My Bigger Guess… He’s trying to warm up any of the public he can still fool and DEFLECT from the pesky Russian connection stories coming out. He has not “changed” – he does not “change” and look at the content – not the “I’m so sincere” soft voice or our lowered expectations that had us wondering how he got through an hour long speech without blowing it too bad. But as any Resister knows… watch what he does and has done and will do, not what he “says” with a “Believe me! I’m the only one who knows.” – He is not know for any kind of truth, except alternative truth.

      I know many others who did not watch this speech, and there were some truly offensive moments – One was the way he manipulated the mother of the fallen Navy Seal with claims that despite her son’s death that good intel was somehow collected so he did not die in vain. I have serious doubts that was true – it was a botched mission (and one Obama didn’t execute because he knew it was premature or other persistent problems with it). And the father is actually extremely critical of Trump and refused to attend at all because he has not fallen for Trump’s explanations. So to manipulate the mother that way I felt was, what’s that word? Deplorable! But the long applause during that moment was exactly what he was going for.

      I won’t go into the other offensive moments, this comment is too long!

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    • Bonnie Follett 5:37 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. Kurt – Please stop posting pictures of that man! He is so creepy. Use a cute dog or a cute kitty instead… just my suggestion! :)

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    • cinderellaeveryman 8:39 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      not a bad article in the New Yorker on the ‘not-so-normal’ speech. today? yesterday? not sure when. Might get the taste of rotten herring out of your mouth, anyway. Always good to wash the day’s offensive consumptibles down with a stiff brew. point is, we know what the strategy is, right? time to show us the ‘scripted’ version of the man without rhetorical inhibition. Even he can control himself just long enough to try to win his constituency and score yet again against the enemies of the peops. this is all part of the standard script, isn’t it? any surprises? no.
      now, back to keeping our sanity. …. that one’s a bit tougher.
      keep at it with Sholzenitki-kitty, is my thought. [was that the dude? dude 2 in post on disentangling the lies]

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  • Kurt Brindley 11:54 am on February 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Jimmy Kimmel, , , movie stars, movies, Pricewaterhousecoopers, , Warren Beatty   

    Oscar Wild 

    oscar-wild

    #bestoscarsever

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 4:15 pm on February 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: #oscarssowhite, , , , Bill Paxton, Casey Affleck, , , , movies, , , ,   

    The Alt-Oscars* 

    Kanye West** as Crucified Oscar image is courtesy of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

    Let’s do this.

    ALT BEST PICTURE: I’ve only seen one “Best Picture” nomination — “Arrival” and I thought it was mostly Zzz… — so out of all the 2016 movies I have seen, not just those nominated, which still are only a handful… or, would it be an “eyeful?”…my Alt-Oscar for Best Picture of 2016 — and which is one of the best flicks I’ve seen in a loooong time — goes to:

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    • desertradio 8:46 am on February 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! You saw all of those movies? Where do you get the time???? I think the last movie I saw was “The Secret Lives of Pets” (OK…in fairness…I saw it with my grandkids!). GREAT post!

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    • literaryeyes 9:40 pm on February 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I was rooting for Hidden Figures because of my fem-sexist bias (also from 70s/80s). When I heard Best Film: LA LA LAND I clicked off the TV. Today I learned best film was MOONLIGHT. Perhaps if I wait another day…?

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  • Kurt Brindley 5:10 pm on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , gif art, , , movies, SAG Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Stranger Things, , Winoa Ryder   

    Arting On with the Stars 

    This is what I am talking about of Artists using their platforms for the good of the Republic…


     

    And this is what I’m talking about of all the many [fun] facets and [funny] forms that Art can take…

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  • Kurt Brindley 2:03 pm on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    ON US 

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    ★ ★ ★

    While the president does everything within his power, which is growing mightier by the day, to convince us that the press is the enemy, we have to seriously consider alternate means for holding him accountable for these egregious actions of his that are direct attacks on our freedoms.

    I don’t believe he will ever in a declarative, political manner take our eloquently expressed Constitutional freedoms away from us by any messy and slow Rule of Law means; for, this would require him to rallying the Congress to write and pass the laws that would strike down our freedoms, and which would require such a slanted stacking of the Courts with those who would find such invalidating laws…legal.

    Not his style.

    Besides, there is no need for him to go through all that effort…

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  • Kurt Brindley 1:01 pm on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , movies, , , , short film, travel photography, ,   

    The Long Road to Cali 


     

    #believeinleave >> PLEASE DONATE

     
     

     
    • Alli Farkas 5:55 pm on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      OK, you’re there now! Just don’t let the place corrupt you. I should know. Lived there over 40 years…watched it happen. I guess you can make an exception if you want to become a beach bum. ;-)

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      • Kurt Brindley 12:05 pm on October 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Ha ha… Yes, I would love to become a beachbum, but I think Cali needs to worry more about my influence over it, instead :)

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  • Kurt Brindley 10:32 am on October 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adversity, , , , , LLC, , movies, Paul Weidow, PLEX Solutions, , , surviving cancer, ,   

    BRINDLEY 2.0: POWERED BY PLEX 

    BRINDLEY 2.0: POWERED BY PLEX

    Let the journey begin!

    Today I begin my cross-country trip with my sons to LA to join the rest of the cast and crew to film our movie LEAVE.

    Pretty awesome.

    And unbelievable.

    As I’ve expressed here and on other networks often in the past and even more lately, there are many wonderful and supportive people who helped me through many adversities these past several years to allow me to be in this fortunate position I am now in.

    This could get long and teary-eyed so I’ll save everyone the time and me the embarrassment and cut to the proverbial chase:

    Outside my immediate family, I am hard-pressed to think of anyone who has supported me more, through times bad and good, with his physical, spiritual, and financial presence and care, than my long-time friend, my mentor, and my boss, Paul Weidow.

    LEAVE would absolutely not be possible without Paul’s and his partner Stan Nolen’s (another long-time friend and eternal brother) generosity towards and faith in me.

    Paul bringing me on part-time to be a member of his PLEX Solutions family, allowed for a stress-free transition back to normalcy and under terms very, very favorable to one still fragile and unsure of himself, yet one in great need of validation of worth, as well as one in great need of the time and funds to support and develop his movie-making dream, a dream that now, in much part because of him, is only days away from becoming a reality.

    Thank you, Paul. I love you, brother.

    Check out this amazing guy’s amazing company >> http://www.plex-llc.com


    And please remember, LEAVE still requires much more support in the form of love, currency, outreach, and effort to ensure not only its completion, but its completion in a manner that enables us to fully realize our vision:

    To Create a Cinematic Work of Art that
    Entertains and Inspires Positive Change

    #beliveinleave >> PLEASE DONATE

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 3:43 pm on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CBS, , , , Limitless, movies, , , , , , The Last Ship, TNT,   

    So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #4 

    UPDATE: OUR LEAVE CAMPAIGN IS NOW LIVE! PLEASE DONATE AND SPREAD THE WORD.


    Yes, I know, I know… I haven’t talked about it for a long time…

    But my movie is still very much a thing.

    A very big thing.

    And the cast and crew is – to use a word The Donald used more than too many times in last night’s insufferable “presidential” debate – beautiful!

    And all will be revealed soon (coincidentally, just about the time our IndieGoGo campaign goes live).

    But for now, to get an idea of where our leading actors are coming from, I strongly recommend you become familiar with the CBS show “Limitless” and the TNT show “The Last Ship.”



     


    Yeah, those shows…

    Which means my show is gonna be. . . (wait for it). . . huuuge!
     

    LEAVE, A Short Film
     

    #dumptrump

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 3:42 pm on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    LEAVE IS LIVE! | PLEASE DONATE & SHARE 

    This is it, my friends. The moment I’ve been waiting for where things finally begin to get real for me.

    And by real I mean from now until the end of the filming of LEAVE at the end of October, it looks like it’s going to be one mad rush of new and exciting experiences.

    Awesome.

    I would like to introduce you to the cast and crew of LEAVE. For now, you may see them and everything LEAVE is about here >> LEAVE: A Short Film.

    After things slow down, I will introduce them to you personally here.

    I would also like to thank all the good folks who donated to my website campaign here. Please check out the list and try to support them as awesomely as you support me. That campaign has officially ended and all donations will now be managed through IndieGoGo. I will use the funds raised here to get me across the country. I’m so grateful for the support.

    I will introduce my final website donor to you, Author Anna Kopp, on Friday, October 14, 2016. Her work looks amazing. Stay tuned!

    Today, I am heading on an anniversary getaway to New England with my lovely and loving wife. Shortly after I return I will get on the road again with my sons and drive cross-country to LA for the filming LEAVE.

    I’ve decided to fire up my barely-used Instagram account and, beginning today as I head to the hood of some of my favorite authors, I will be photo-blogging my journey along the way and during the filming. Please follow along if you’d like (icon on the sidebar). I would love to have your company.

    Cool?

    Ice cold!

    LEAVE: A Short Film

     
     
    LEAVE, A Short Film

     
  • Kurt Brindley 12:41 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , movie adaptations, movies, , , , , , ,   

    The book’s always better than the movie… 

    Right?

    That’s the rule, right?

    Books rule over movies.

    Always.

    Before I got involved with this whole short film thing, I always would get indignant after watching yet another failed movie adaptation of a book I liked. And I would always wonder to myself why in the heck could they never get it write/right.

    Until on a whim I decided to try my hand at adapting my short story LEAVE into a screenplay.

    Right away I realized that this was going to be no easy feat.

    Introspection and contemplation that serve a short story or a novel so well is basically useless in a screenplay where just about everything must be represented as action and dialogue so it can be seen and heard by the audience.

    Of course LEAVE as a short story is mostly introspection and contemplation by the protagonist so right off the bat the whole structure would have to change in order to be able to show his shift of character from beginning to end.

    To do this, new scenes had to be invented and new characters had to be developed and within the first writing of the story of LEAVE as a screenplay, it was already hugely different from the story of LEAVE the short story. And that was only by my own efforts.

    After I showed it to an actor friend for his feedback, from his guidance it went from 33 pages down to fifteen. And yes, to whittle it down that much there had to be a significant change in story and tempo.

    But really, the biggest changes to the story didn’t occur until once the screenplay was accepted by a studio and a director was found and she got ahold of it… and then several of the lead actors got ahold of it…

    Talk about feedback overload. It took much effort and persuasion to maintain it as a story I recognized.

    And, while we are scheduled to begin filming in two months, we haven’t yet cast the lead actor so I can only wonder what changes still might occur to it.

    But you know what… the story as it is now as a near fully developed screenplay is really not that far from what it is as a short story.

    It is just different.

    And much, much better in my opinion.

    Still, I guarantee it if you read the short story and then see the film, you will be significantly surprised by the differences that there are between the two.

    I just hope you are not significantly disappointed.

    But I can pretty much guarantee that you won’t be because we have an awesome crew and the cast is going to be first rate and impressive.

    And I can also guarantee that from now on whenever I watch a movie that has been poorly adapted from a book that I like I will certainly be less critical and more understanding of the differences between the two and the winding and somewhat weary course that had to be traveled to get the story to the screen.

    Because now I know.

    And now I have only one rule regarding movies and books.

    Both of them do.

    Rule, that is…

     


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    • juliabarrett 1:05 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting. I love Point of Impact yet also love Shooter (more concise story-telling). I love Nothing Lasts Forever yet also love Die Hard. Remains of the Day is the single example of a book/movie that IMO are equally brilliant.

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:54 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for sharing this. I’ve never seen nor read any of them (except ROTD). Thanks, juliabarrett. :)

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        • juliabarrett 3:11 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          I like to read then watch and compare. Sometimes a film is very different but outstanding regardless.

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    • simplydelete 1:12 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You made some great points! While I usually like the book better than the movie, a lot of time the movie is good enough that if I hadn’t read the book I’d probably really enjoy it. This also helps explain why one of my favorite childhood books “Ella Enchanted” was totally changed and, in my opinion, was a terrible movie. If they did it word for word from the book it probably would’ve made a slow, boring movie. The main plot was the same, but everything else about it was different. I guess it’s hard when you have a book you love completely changed into something you never imagined it would be.

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    • joliesattic 3:41 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations on your film!! That is awesome. Looking forward to it.1

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    • Jay 4:32 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It’s hard when you read a book first and love it. Books are hard to convert 100% so even very good adaptations feel like they’re missing something to the readers that love it. I have seen some great movies that are adapted though, so it’s doable. But yes, they’re different animals. And that’s okay.

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    • Dalindcy 5:42 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting perspective! I try not to compare books and movies too much. They are such different mediums and both have their pro’s and cons.

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    • Thomas Weaver 6:42 pm on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sure, the book is always better than the movie…

      Except The Princess Bride…
      And The Hunger Games…
      And The Cloud Atlas…
      And several others…

      I don’t understand why some people feel they have to “prove” written fiction is inherently superior to screen fiction. They both have advantages and disadvantages: a novel can have as big a “special-effects budget” as the author wants, but most novels, unlike movies and television, don’t have a soundtrack with interesting music. (A couple of my favorite novels DO have “soundtracks,” or at least music recommended by the authors, but that may be because the authors are also musicians and so think about such things more.)

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:51 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Well, for me, I invest much more time in a book and, consequently, become very attached to those that move me. So, when a movie adaptation of a book that I’m attached to, in my estimation, fails, then I usually have the need to express my disappointment… not sure if I’m looking to prove anything. It just seems to me that more often than not a book is better than a movie adaptation of it. As far as a comparison between the two mediums in general, that’s a different discussion.

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        • Thomas Weaver 3:13 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          “More often than not” isn’t the same thing as “always.” Yes, the book IS usually better. Sometimes it isn’t.

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    • andysmerdon 2:36 am on August 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with it mate – I’ll look forward to the adaption :)

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    • Mellow Curmudgeon 11:18 am on August 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The movie *A Beautiful Mind* was based on Sylvia Nasar’s biography of the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. The movie had the same title as the book but zillions of differences. Somebody asked Nasar whether the movie was a faithful adaptation; she replied that it was “true to the architecture of Nash’s life”. Yes. Trying for detailed accuracy in the timeline and trying to explain the Nash Equilibrium Theorem correctly would have made a deadly dull movie. While some of the distortions and simplifications can be questioned, the overall result was a good movie that encouraged people to look into the book and/or what the theorem really says.

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:43 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        This is a fantastic example, MC. Watched the movie with the fam, loved it, and one of my kids read the book and reported back that, while a good book, it was much different than the movie.

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    • TANYA LARA 1:39 pm on August 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Not always. :) I can name a few absolutely fantastic movies that are better than the books they were adapted from: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (book by John Berendt), Sideways (book by Rex Pickett), and Fight Club (book by Chuck Palahniuk).

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    • theherdlesswitch 2:35 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for pointing this very important fact, it’s hard to translate a book to screen. Not saying I won’t be disappointed with an adaptation, but I do always take this into consideration : )

      Meno

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    • iwritedumbshit 5:17 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Like every rule, this one has its exceptions. The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgran Freeman was based on a novella by Stephen King titled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. I have no qualms with stating that the movie was superior.

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    • Farid Solana 3:15 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is not easy to visualize the product of our imagination, and most end with poor quality. What happens to Nicholas Nickleby is one of the most vivid examples to me. Hope yours is better, Kurt.

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    • The Vibrant dame 7:08 am on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wow!! And all the very best😃😃

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    • Restless Mind 2:59 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Books aren’t necessarily better than films, I just have to be aware that the film is the producer’s interpretation of the book. I feel I need to be open-minded and give credit to the producers for doing their best (at least I hope so) to incorporate all possible angles while following the storyline, without twisting author’s writing too much.

      Some films make me cringe because they destroy my own personal imagination and interpretation of the book to the point in which I can’t re-read the book without my contaminated imagination ruining it. But if I were to view the films by itself prior to reading the book first, I’d applaud it.

      I think the only time BOTH the book and the film killed it for me was the Twilight series (Yes, I read them…and saw them…I don’t like to talk about it..)

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      • Kurt Brindley 11:45 am on September 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Well said, RM. And don’t worry I won’t judge, especially since I’ve read nor seen neither of the Twilight series. :)

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  • Kurt Brindley 10:44 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Write Edit Write: A Private Facebook Group for Writers and Readers 

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    So, I’m creating a private Facebook group for writers and readers who are interested in the discussion of all things related to the process and business of writing.

    This will be somewhat an extension of what I do with the Newsletter Love subscribers, but on a much more intimate and informal level. The newsletter process is a bit too formal and segmented and involving to really achieve what I would like to achieve, which is: to network, make connections, and improve our abilities and chances for success as writers.

    As much as I hate to admit it, Facebook provides a much better environment to achieve this objective.

    Like we’ve done with the newsletter, we can do poetry and flash fiction challenges there as well, with the goal of getting the best of the group’s writing onto my blog and out via the newsletter (is there irony to be found there?)

    I am willing to moderate this members only group, provided the members are willing to receive free copies of all my published work and are willing to consider writing reviews for them. In addition to my present work, I would provide all future work for free to these members and ask for them to be both beta readers and to post early reviews of the work once published to help with future sales.

    As some of you may know, I am producing a short film called LEAVE that is based upon a screenplay adapted from my short story of the same name. I will provide first and sometimes exclusive insight to the movie making process to this group as I learn it. I will also post photos and videos there that I’ll take when on set. We currently are scheduled to shoot the film in LA in mid-October of this year. If you become of member of this group, you will hear any news about the film first.

    Who knows how this group will evolve but the early members will be the ones who help me build the foundation for its future.

    Some current projects I’m working on that I hope to finish soon with the group’s help are:

    • a short story collection, which includes the short story LEAVE.
    • part two of Hercules Gone Mad (I’ve been hoping to finish the story collection and part two for a long time now, which is why I will look to this group to help motivate me to bring them to completion)
    • a feature film length script for LEAVE (we already have distributors interested in the movie but they need to see a completed full-length script first)

    But the group wouldn’t be just about me. My hope is that all within the group could forge relationships where each could seek similar help from others for her or his own writing efforts.

    So, there is a lot we can discuss and accomplish there. If you are interested, you can either let me know publicly in the comment section and I will email you the link; or, you can email me through the contact page and I will reply to you with the link.

    I used to call this blog WRITE EDIT WRITE a while back so that’s what I will call the group for now. We’ll see how things evolve and change its name if needed. Let me know when you’re a member if you have a better name. :)

    But I can’t create the group until I have at least one member so please let me know if you’re in.

    Right on?

    Oh yeah… let’s do this, my friends.

    Write on!


    NOTE: When requesting an invite, please include the email address your facebook account is associated with either in a comment request or via a request through the contact page.


     
     

     
    • frenchc1955 2:32 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      yes, I am interested.

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:40 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesome! With your support I can now create the page and I will send you an invite via its automated form. Thanks so much, frenchc1955 – I’ll see you soon inside our new forum!

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    • kkbrew 2:45 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in for the FB group.

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    • mkvecchitto 3:01 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to join.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Kurt Brindley 3:06 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you very much, mkvecchitto! Your invite has been sent and I look forward to seeing you on the inside! :)

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 12:13 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there. I see you haven’t accepted the invite yet. I wonder if it’s because you use a different email address for facebook. If so, and if you’re still interested in joining the group, please let me know the email address either here or via an email to me through the contact page and I’ll send out a new invite to it. Thanks, mkvecchitto!

        Liked by 1 person

    • leebalanarts 4:47 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      OK – I want to join the Facebook group. Sounds mighty interesting and useful. thanks

      Liked by 1 person

    • Elizabeth Anne Mitchell 6:08 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to be included in the group.

      Liked by 1 person

    • joliesattic 6:35 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I would give it a go.

      Liked by 1 person

    • hotmessmemoir 9:41 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am interested. Trying to figure out the best route for the 2 books I’ve created.

      Liked by 1 person

    • kathycecala 9:53 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This sounds like the kind of group I’ve been looking for! Would definitely be interested in joining

      Liked by 1 person

    • shalini 10:23 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! I am interested ! And all the best for your endeavours!

      Liked by 1 person

    • mjennings 11:36 pm on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in! What do I need to do?

      Liked by 1 person

    • coty3 1:33 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds interesting. I would also like to be a part of it. I am M. Coty Myers on facebook.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:46 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesome. I just sent an invite to your email address via facebook. Thanks for the interest and I’ll see you on the inside!

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      • Kurt Brindley 12:16 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there. I see you haven’t accepted the invite yet. I wonder if it’s because you use a different email address for facebook. If so, and if you’re still interested in joining the group, please let me know the email address either here or via an email to me through the contact page and I’ll send out a new invite to it. Thanks, coty3!

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    • Jen 2:54 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Great idea! I’d like to join!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:48 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesomeness! I just sent the invite. I’ll see you on the inside :)

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 12:17 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there. I see you haven’t accepted the invite yet. I wonder if it’s because you use a different email address for facebook. If so, and if you’re still interested in joining the group, please let me know the email address either here or via an email to me through the contact page and I’ll send out a new invite to it. Thanks, Jen!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Katie Marie 4:23 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like a great idea.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:49 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I’m happy you think so, Katie. I’m encouraged by the response. Would you like to join?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Katie Marie 8:14 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          Yes, I would thank you :)

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          • Kurt Brindley 10:28 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

            That’s great, Katie! Thanks so much for your interest. I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. When you have the chance, please introduce yourself to the group. I’ll see you on the inside!

            Like

    • sam1128 4:33 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Be interested in joining. Sam

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:53 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        That’s great, Sam! Thanks so much for your interest. I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. I’ll see you on the inside!

        Like

      • Kurt Brindley 12:19 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there. I see you haven’t accepted the invite yet. I wonder if it’s because you use a different email address for facebook. If so, and if you’re still interested in joining the group, please let me know the email address either here or via an email to me through the contact page and I’ll send out a new invite to it. Thanks, sam1128!

        Liked by 1 person

    • robynelliot 8:16 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Kurt, love this! I just have some questions for you: can I join? can I join? can I join? can I join? Also re LEAVE, have you asked the descendants of de Mille about your close-up yet?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:56 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        The pleasure and honor is all mine. A fb invite has been sent to your email address, my friend. As for the de Mille’s… they haven’t yet returned my call. :)

        Liked by 1 person

    • Katrina 10:05 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Yes! I’m definitely interested.

      Like

      • Kurt Brindley 10:59 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesomeness! I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. I’ll see you on the inside! Thanks, Katrina.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Obimbo Nereah 11:18 am on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Kurt…. got room for one more? I’m definitely interested in the FB group. #FingersCrossed :)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:25 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesomeness! I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. I’ll see you on the inside! Thanks, Obimbo!

        Like

    • janjoy52 5:35 pm on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I love your enthusiasm and vision! I think you are a genius and have a brilliant plan that will boost so many other enthusuastic writers. Wish I could be one but this is not my season to venture there. Nevertheless I wish you and those who join your efforts tremendous success!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Don Massenzio 8:10 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Kurt, Sounds wonderful. Please count me in.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 9:39 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        That’s fantastic, Don. We’ll be honored to have you. I sent the FB invite to the email address associated with this comment. Please let me know if it should go to a different address. We’re just getting things in place now and folks are introducing themselves. See you there!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Don Massenzio 8:11 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tamye Whitener 11:38 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Books, Coffee, and Crafts News.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tamye Whitener 11:40 am on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Please add me to the group. I’m Tamye Davis Whitener on Facebook.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Heather Cai 3:31 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Kurt, could you please count me in? I’m Heather Cai on Facebook. I also wonder if anyone likes to read my first English novel here.

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      • Kurt Brindley 10:30 am on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Heather! Thanks so much for your interest. I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. When you have the chance, please introduce yourself to the group. I’ll see you on the inside!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Heather Cai 10:44 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          Hi Kurt, thanks for the invitation! I’ve got two same emails from you. I tried to join the group, but it says: Cant accept invite – you must be an invitee… I don’t know what’s wrong. Do you?

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          • Kurt Brindley 11:32 am on August 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

            Hi, Heather. I sent the invite to the email address you have associated with wordpress/this comment. If your facebook is associated with a different email address, please let me know what it is either here or emailing it to me via the contact page. Thanks.

            Liked by 1 person

    • Katrina 12:06 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Calliope Writing and commented:
      Fellow writer and blogger Kurt Brindley has set up a private Facebook group for all things writing! If you’re interested, either visit his post and request an invite, or let me know you want in and I’ll get an invite sent.

      Write on!

      Liked by 1 person

    • David B. Seaburn 12:56 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Katrina: Sounds great. Help me get on board.
      dave

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 9:55 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, David! Thanks so much for your interest. I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. When you have the chance, please introduce yourself to the group. I’ll see you on the inside!

        Like

    • pamelascanepa 6:22 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to join!

      Like

      • Kurt Brindley 10:03 pm on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hey, Pamela! So cool that you’re interested in joining the group. I’ve just sent a fb invite to your email address associated with this comment. If there is a different address I should use, please let me know here or via the Contact page. When you have the chance, please introduce yourself to the group. I’ll see you on the inside, my friend!

        Liked by 1 person

    • theherdlesswitch 2:53 pm on August 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll keep this in mind when I finally get around to opening a facebook account ; )
      It’s wonderful for us writers to be able to support each other and network!

      Meno

      PS. Thanks for following!

      Liked by 1 person

    • artrosch 8:55 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Send me an invite, Kurt. I’m isolated from fellow artists and really need a community. Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:21 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesome. I just sent an invite to the email address associated with this comment. If your facebook account is associated with a different email address, please let me know what it is either here or by sending me an email through my contact page and I’ll send a new invite to that address. Look forward to seeing you on the inside. When there, please introduce yourself to the group when you have the chance and the desire. There are a few different things going on, one of them is our first writing challenge. :)

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    • Helen 5:45 am on August 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi I am interested 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 10:18 am on August 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Helen! I’m so happy you’re interested in joining the group. I just sent an invite to the email address associated with this comment. If your facebook account is associated with a different email address, please let me know what it is either here or by sending me an email through my contact page and I’ll send a new invite to that address.

        Also, once inside, please scroll through all the various discussions to get a feel with what’s going on – we just kicked off our first writing challenge – and then introduce yourself to the group at your earliest convenience and desire and let us know your relationship to writing and reading and anything else you’re willing to share. :)

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    • Mel A Rowe 10:23 pm on August 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      HI, I’m interested in joining your FB group. Please? :)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 12:13 am on August 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Mel. That’s great. I will send an invite to the group to the email address associated with this comment. If this is not the same email address associated with your facebook account, please let me know what it is by either replying to this comment or by sending it to me via my contact page and I’ll send out a new invite to it. Once you’re in, please familiarize yourself with some of the stream and introduce yourself to the group. Thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Katie's Time Travelling Kitchen 4:05 pm on August 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! I’d love to join this please! :)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 3:28 pm on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Awesome, KTTK! I just sent an invite to the email address associated with your comment. If your facebook is associated with a different address please let me know here or by emailing me via my contact page. Once inside, please get yourself familiar and introduce yourself to the group! :)

        Liked by 1 person

  • Kurt Brindley 4:03 pm on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Game of Thrones, , In the Heart of the Sea, James Bond, , movies, , , , Spiderman, Thor,   

    Games of Thrones + Peaky Blinders / Harry Potter = In the Heart of the Sea 

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
    FILM | MOVIE | STUDIO | DRAMA
    RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★

    At least that seems to be the math formula used to come up with the cast list. I suppose, though, to get the full sum of major characters, we would have to carry the new James Bond movies and take the square root of The Avengers.


     
    I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. I was prepared, based upon its flopping like a whale of a fish at the box office, for it to be a complete dud. However, except for some lame CGI scenes, I found it to be quite… “the bomb*.”

    I especially enjoyed how the tale of a whaling ship being brought to doom by a vindictive whale – the inspiration for Moby Dick, of course – was unwillingly told by the old drunkard of a whaler Tom Nickerson (Mad Eye Moody) to Herman Melville (Q).

    Some other notable cast member characters are:

    Thor – Owen Chase
    Vampire hunter, Abraham Lincoln – George Pollard
    Thomas Shelby – Matthew Joy
    Authur Shelby – Caleb Chappel
    Catelyn Stark – Mrs. Nickerson
    Benjen Stark – Benjamin Lawrence
    Spiderman – Young Tom Nickerson
    Tom Riddle – Henry Coffin

    I guess I’m going to have to give the book the movie is based on another try. I downloaded the audiobook version via my Overdrive app a while ago, but it kept putting me to sleep. But, in the book’s defense, most audiobooks do that to me so it’s best not to judge it solely by its lullaby effect upon me.


    BOOK


    ON DEMAND/DVD

    *In this instance, “the bomb” is used in the spirit of the contemporary vernacular of the youth to mean something good, as opposed to “a bomb,” which, of course and as oddly as it may seem, means something bad… like a dud.

    ~~~~

    Rating System:
    ★ = Unwatchable
    ★ ★ = Poor Movie
    ★ ★ ★ = Average Movie
    ★ ★ ★ ★ = Outstanding Movie
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ = Exceptional Movie

     
     

     
    • Produce Your Freedom 4:47 pm on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This sounds like a movie I should definitely add to my list of stuff to watch. The cast looks pretty solid. I’m a big fan of Peaky Blinders, and I’m not trying to be a nit picky Internet critic here so please don’t take what I’m about to say the wrong way.

      I thought you might find it interesting that it’s Arthur Shelby, although the thick accent makes it sound like they are always calling him Author. I had to watch with subtitles until I got used to the accents so I didn’t miss half of what was said.

      Great work here as always Kurt. Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 4:53 pm on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Ha ha. Good catch! I guess I’ve spent so long fancying myself an author that was just my brain doing won of those annoying incorrect autocorrect things.

        Peaky Blinders, by far, is my favorite all-time show. Not sure why I haven’t blogged about it yet… need to correct that.

        Thanks for the kind, encouraging words, my friend. :)

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  • Kurt Brindley 2:48 pm on May 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , movies, , , , , ,   

    Oh, you know, been busy like a beaver getting ready to film a movie… 

    Thanks for asking.
    What’s up with you?

    #whereintheworldiskurt


    Check out the open submission feature here.
    Check out our latest submission here.

    Submit, yo!

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 5:04 pm on May 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , dramas, , , , , , movies, , , ,   

    A Mid-Term Thank You To All Who Support #IndieFilms 

    Seeing that we will begin filming sometime in early July, I would say we are about half-way through our campaign to raise the seed funds, so to speak, for the larger Indiegogo campaign that will raise the major funds needed to produce LEAVE, a short film based upon a screenplay I wrote.

    So, to celebrate our mid-term point, I would like to thank everyone who has donated thus far in the campaign. You can see the list of all donors here.

    I would especially like to thank the following for both donating and choosing a Reward Package that has allowed and will allow me to share and promote their work here at RELATING TO HUMANS, via my newsletter, and throughout my social networks.

    “REWARD PACKAGE” PROMOTIONS
    IN SUPPORT OF MY MOVIE


    PROMOTIONS COMING SOON

    PLEASANT STREET
    geletilari.wordpress.com
    HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD
    $25 REWARD PACKAGE

    TIMOTHY G. HUGUENIN
    tghuguenin.com
    $25 REWARD PACKAGE


    PAST PROMOTIONS

    SHERRIE CRONIN
    46ascending.org
    INSPIRATION IN THE WORST OF PLACES
    $25 REWARD PACKAGE

    PAMELA SCHLOESSER CANEPA
    pamelascanepa.wordpress.com
    ENTERTAINING THE WHAT-IFS
    $10 REWARD PACKAGE

    VIVIAN BIRO
    vivianbiro.com
    MY APRIL FOOLS’ DAY JOKE
    $25 REWARD PACKAGE



    I Encourage You to Please Support Those Who Support My Efforts to Make Independent Films by Visiting Their Websites and Buying and Reviewing Their Books or other Promoted Products. Thank You for Helping Me to Thank Them.

    DONOR LIST
    DONATE

     
    LEAVE: A Short Film

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 9:48 pm on April 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Benjamin Booker, , , , movies, , , , , , , ,   

    This is how music is done… 

    Hey what’s up?!

    We’re going to be promoting our first Reward Package on Friday. If you would like to help me help you then please consider donating to help me make a movie and I will help you promote your book or other project. Huh?

    Yeah.

    So… I’m not going to be posting much for the next few months so please submit your work to one of the Relating to Humans features so I can post it to the blog in stead of my rambles and blather.

    Can ya dig?

    Anyway, here is some music that will make your toes tap and ears wiggle.

    I guarantee it.


     

    Oh yeah…

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 11:03 pm on March 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2Pac, , , , , movies, , , , , , , Will Ferrell,   

    xIRATE X VBLOG: EPISODE TWO 

    In this episode…

    • Tupac as Kurt’s life coach
    • Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby as Kurt’s hand coach
    • Our initial “Website Review”
    • A special thanks to all recent contributors to the Relating to Humans feature
    • Trump
    • Music
    • Animals not Trump
    • And other joyous and celebratory things…

     

    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS

     
     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 6:34 pm on March 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , movies, , , ,   

    So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #2 

    Well, as grand, collaborative endeavors often do… we’ve run into a few delays in our effort to launch our Indigogo campaign to raise funds for our short film LEAVE.

    Fortunately for us the delays are good problems to have because it may allow us to have an even stronger team and announcement once we do go live.

    But I got to thinking (I know, I know…), that even though the Indigogo campaign may be delayed, why can’t I begin seeking funding support now right here at my website?

    In fact, here I can offer unique donation incentives that I won’t be able to offer at Indigogo.

    Seeing how a great majority of you all out there are Indie Authors and Indie Creators of other sorts, why cannot I offer you an opportunity to promote your imaginative wares here for a few dollars in donation to help me pre-fund my film?

    And by “pre-funding” I mean funds that I can use to hire someone to make killer graphics (as opposed to my black-and-white snoozers) and a killer trailer; and funds I can use to promote and market the Indigogo campaign as it is running.

    Twitter and Facebook ads are expensive. And while I have a large Facebook following at my Author Page, Facebook throttles every post I make there so hardly anyone sees it unless I pay to promote the post.

    So what do you think? Would you be willing to support my film if I were willing to promote your work here?

    For example, the campaign incentives would look something like this:

    1. $5 = I will list your name with a link back to your site on a special Donors page.

    2. $10 = #1 plus I reblog a post of your choosing

    3. $25 = #1 plus you publish a Guest Post about your book or whatever you wish to write about

    4. $50 = #1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the sidebar for a week

    5. $75 = 1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the site scrolling header for a week

    6. $100 = 1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the header and sidebar for a week

    7. $500 = 1, 2, 3, and 6 for the duration of the campaign, plus you will receive Executive Producer credits on the film

    Or, if you have ideas for additional incentives, I’d love to hear them.

    During the campaign, I would take down all the advertisements I now run to supplement my disability payment (yes, I just took a blatant tug at your tender heart string) to create a better environment.

    All of the sidebar promotion would be at the top above all of my work.

    And I would have a link directly to Paypal where you could donate all easy-peazy like.

    Of course all donations would NOT be tax deductible. However, unless you intend to donate more than the present $14,000 gift exemption for the 2016 tax season, your donation will not be taxed as a gift. Because I am not a lawyer, for more information, please see the IRS GIFT TAX FAQ.

    This all is just a rough of what the campaign would look like… but what do you think?

    Would you help me help you by donating to support my film?

    Of course, submissions to the Relating to Humans feature will remain open throughout the campaign so all can continue to freely share and promote their creative expressions and ideas regardless one’s level of support.

     
    All votes are anonymous to Kurt

    UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted. I guess we’ll give it a go! :)
     
    Thank you for your support!

     
     

     
    • notoriouslysinglegirl 2:18 pm on March 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh gosh…. I feel your pain….. I had a similar issue w/ my feature documentary….. my collaborative partner…. sent me a bill for filming…. luckily is was before we shot the crowd funding and it’s still very much a concept…. which takes me back to the drawing board…. in a good way….I think you have a great idea w/ crowd funding and running promo ads for peeps! Good luck! :)

      Liked by 1 person

    • The Critical Lady 8:53 am on March 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I wish you the best of luck on your film! The road isn’t always easy or straightforward. Just wondering, what stage are you at with it?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kurt Brindley 1:30 pm on March 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Well, we have a script, of course, and we have the high-level production crew, and we have committed and willing to commit, schedule providing, main actors, we have a location, and we have the heart… however, we don’t yet have the funds. I thank you for your well wishes, TCL – and I would be evermore thankful for your donation. :)

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  • Kurt Brindley 12:04 pm on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: combat, , , , , G. I. Jane, , , , movies, , women's equality, ,   

    Did you ever think it would really happen? 

    You know, I did. I really did.

    I had always believed that eventually the US Congress would open up all combat-related assignments to females.

    But I didn’t really think it would happen this soon…

    And it was never within the realm of my imagination that it and the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell could have happened in the matter of one presidency.

    Damn… I sure am going to miss President Obama.
     


     

    G.I. JANE was released in 1997.

    Our short film LEAVE is set in 1995, when Congress first opened up some combat-related assignments to females, including assignments to warships, and it is about one warship’s all-male crew’s reaction to the arrival of its first female sailors.

    I’m sure you can just imagine exactly what their reaction will be…

    Hopefully the brave service women now accepting the first combat and special warfare assignments will receive a much better reaction and reception…

     
     

     
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