For anyone that knows me it is no secret my love of, and indeed geek love of, all things Star Wars. When I was 3 going on 4 my parents took me to see ‘Star Wars‘ and while they may have thought it was just something to do that day with my sister and I they had no idea how much it changed their son forever. When the Rebel Blockade Runner (Alderaan Cruiser) shot across the screen and then followed by that enormous Star Destroyer coming overhead I was no longer the same. Immediately I fell in love with the moving image. I watched movies differently. I watched television differently. I played with my toys differently. My eye became the camera. I would hold toys close to my eye to mimic close up shots and far away for wide shots. Eventually setting up my own movies in my head with […]
May the 4th has become “National Star Wars Day” which is an obvious play on the words “May the Force be with you” with people saying “May the 4th be with you”. Clever or geeky it doesn’t matter because any reason to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ is perfectly fine with me. The film I saw when I was four years old that began my love with movies will always be celebrated by me in any way possible. Below is the one moment that probably means the most to me. The one where Luke sees the setting suns and dreams of things that feel so far away unaware that he will be following his dreams and going beyond. May the 4th be with you!
For the third time in a year I had the awesome pleasure of seeing one of my all time favorite films on the big screen, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’. I have seen the film many times but for its 20th anniversary I got the chance to see it on the big screen for the first time. That was also the first time I ever went to The Music Box Theatre which is my favorite theatre. That was back in 1996. In 2010 the Gene Siskel Theatre had a special showing of it. This showing happen to be on August 17, my birthday. What better way to spend my birthday? It was an old print full of scratches and tears and it was faded but it was amazing. I hadn’t seen the film in a few years and it was almost like watching it again. Completely exhilarating. Reminding me why this […]