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I’m back to livin’ Floridays Blue skies and ultra-violet rays Lookin’ for better days Jimmy Buffett/Floridays I still have a few more days of posts in me about The Florida Project, but today is a nod to my own childhood in Central Florida. I took the photos below this week on one of those ideal […]

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[Brooklynn Prince] is just so incredible and she worked very closely with Sam [acting coach Samantha Quan], but to tell you the truth with her in particular she is a born thespian. I mean she is really acting. There is a true performance there, a true character that she found. She is wise beyond her […]

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Will one of the results from The Florida Project be the youngest Oscar nominee ever, and the first Instagram star to receive an Oscar-nomination? Time will tell. “Casting is one of the most important things—if not the most important thing for a film like [The Florida Project] that’s character driven. And I said that we are […]

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“Casting is one of the most important things—if not the most important thing for a film like [The Florida Project] that’s character driven. And I said that we are not going to make this film, and production better be prepared to not move forward unless we find our present-day Spanky McFarland. I really was looking […]

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“When I decided to continue to coach, I really did want to enjoy it. I really did want to have fun. And what better place than Miami can you have some fun? Gosh, it’s just been a blast.” University of Miami head Coach Mark Richt USA Today  (11/12/17) (I’ll continue my run of posts on […]

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“When I decided to continue to coach, I really did want to enjoy it. I really did want to have fun. And what better place than Miami can you have some fun? Gosh, it’s just been a blast.” University of Miami head Coach Mark Richt USA Today  (11/12/17) (I’ll continue my run of posts on […]

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Took this photo earlier this week during a Veterans Day celebration at Valencia College. Very thankful for the freedoms we have in the U.S. and for those who’ve served in the United States Armed Forces to help ensure that freedom. P.S. For those outside the U.S. the man on stilts represents Uncle Sam, a personification of […]

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It’s a world of laughter A world of tears It’s a world of hopes And a world of fears There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware It’s a small world after all It’s a Small World —Walt Disney World Last year Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture and I expect […]

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“I write dialogue fairly easily. Plot is a big pain in the ass.” David Mamet If you like discussing screenplay structure, and praising or blasting three act structure, then this post is for you. I’ll start out with an exchange between writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and writer/director Sean Baker (The Florida Project) taken from […]

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“I write dialogue fairly easily. Plot is a big pain in the ass.” David Mamet If you like discussing screenplay structure, and praising or blasting three act structure, then this post is for you. I’ll start out with an exchange between writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and writer/director Sean Baker (The Florida Project) taken from […]

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