Small Worlds

Promised Land by Matt Albanese Believe it or not, the above is a small diorama made by the master diorama builder Matthew Albanese. See other amazing works of Matt on his website. See a short video on the making of the above Promised Land. Matthew Albanese’s fascination with film, special effects and movie magic—and the […]

Season’s Greetings

The annual Season’s Greetings video from my cousin Dave Berry who received the Oscar when working for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic (for the 1985 film Cocoon). Music by the great Bernard Herrmann who created the music for many Alfred Hitchcock films.

Night City

Have been a fan of model railroading since my dad created a train layout in the 60s. From a model railroading site from the UK I subscribe to. Most of the time, nice photos of someone’s train layout. Sometimes, a visionary artist (like Fred) appears on this site. Enjoy photos of his night city below. […]

The Black List 2022

The Black List 2022 What Hollywood Likes  The “Most Liked” Unproduced Screenplays The Black List is not a “best of” list. It is, at best, a “most liked” list.  The Black List is an annual survey of the “most-liked” motion picture screenplays not yet produced. It has been published every year since 2005 on the second Friday of […]

A Song From the Past …

Annadell Park. Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. At the top area of the park. JF photo. Some songs are always associated with a particular time in one’s life when they first heard the song. The state of mind they were in at the time. The indelible stamp of the music to a time in one’s life. […]