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“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”—Walt Disney Walt Disney World opened 50 years ago today. I remember going within the first few months of its opening. Because I grew up in the Orlando area when the biggest deal was the Central […]

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Note: My goal at the beginning of the summer was to launch a podcast that has yet to happen. In fact, 2021 has proven to be the most difficult for me in just keeping up with writing blog posts. So for this post on talent, I’ve decided to reach back into past posts to grab […]

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“We’re all told at some point and time that we can no longer play the child’s game. We just don’t know when that time will be. Some of us are told at 18. Some of us are told at 40. But we’re all told.”—Baseball scout in Moneyball In the summer of 1970, I went to […]

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Wearing baseball hats has been a staple throughout my career working in production. And the trend started way before I ever picked up a camera back when I started playing Little League baseball as a kid. (More on that tomorrow as I continue a thread of posts centered around my recent visit to the National […]

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It took a few decades, but back in June (when there was a little lull in the COVID pandemic) I visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. I’ll unpack in tomorrow’s post why it was such a meaningful trip. But for today, I’ll just leave you the favorite photo […]

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“People will come to Iowa, for reasons they can’t even fathom.”—Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) in Field of Dreams ”All eyes in the baseball world were on Iowa on Thursday night for MLB’s Field of Dreams game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. And Iowa did not disappoint.”—Aaron MarnerDes Moines Register There […]

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”All eyes in the baseball world were on Iowa on Thursday night for MLB’s Field of Dreams game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. And Iowa did not disappoint.”—Aaron MarnerDes Moines Register There are a lot of grand movie entrances. Two that come to mind are Rose (Kate Winslet) and her giant […]

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Here’s my breakdown of John Huston’s Moby Dick (from the screenplay by Ray Bradbury and Huston, and based on Herman Melville’s novel). Keep in mind that this came out in 1956, the same years as Giant and three years before Ben Hur came out. Back when free TV was starting to make inroads into American […]

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“Now is the time in my career to do the good book, just because it would make a good movie….”—Writer/director Quentin TarantinoReelBlend podcast, July 5, 2021 In the past week I’ve listen to over 10 hours of interviews from various podcasts of Quentin Tarantino talking about his new novelization of Once Upon a Time in […]

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“Now is the time in my career to do the good book, just because it would make a good movie….”—Writer/director Quentin TarantinoReelBlend podcast, July 5, 2021 In the past week I’ve listen to over 10 hours of interviews from various podcasts of Quentin Tarantino talking about his new novelization of Once Upon a Time in […]

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