Hamlet and My Problems: Infinity, Madness, and Literary Paralysis

While much of this site has primarily concerned itself with the nexus of film and screenwriting, I expect that this will change more and more in the near future. I've had a religious conversion of sorts back to the written word. A repentance brought on by night visions and fever dreams. For anyone interested in … Continue reading Hamlet and My Problems: Infinity, Madness, and Literary Paralysis

Hipsters & Daggers: “Hamlet” London Theatre Review

"I thought it was dystopian!" "I thought it was modern?" "I thought it was the past…" The Millennials are confused, and understandably so. The Barbican Centre's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Lyndsey Turner and filmed before a live audience, presents a unique and refreshing perspective on the 400-year-old play. It is not the … Continue reading Hipsters & Daggers: “Hamlet” London Theatre Review

Isolating Tensions: Foreground & Background in “Children of Men”

The world in P.D. James’ novel The Children of Men differs vastly from the onscreen realm that we see in the 2006 film adaptation. The basic premise remains the same: widespread infertility has halted the birth of human babies for nearly twenty-five years and Oxford professor Theo Faron, along with the rest of humanity, calmly and apathetically … Continue reading Isolating Tensions: Foreground & Background in “Children of Men”

Paradise Bound: Interstellar and the Quest for Dimensional Transcendence

In the beginning, God created Adam. Then, because Adam was lonely, God made Eve. When Eve fell, she led Adam to fall with her and God expelled them both from the garden of Eden. In the 17th Century, English poet John Milton provided his own take on the story of Adam and Eve in his epic poem Paradise … Continue reading Paradise Bound: Interstellar and the Quest for Dimensional Transcendence