Friday, October 31, 2008

War of the Worlds

Everybody knows by now the story of Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast. Last night was the 70th anniversary of the historic event. It was a Halloween tradition of mine (for a few years anyway) to listen to a recording of the broadcast after all the trick-or-treaters had come and gone. I haven't done it recently, but it this may be a good year to start up again.

If you've never heard Welles's WotW broadcast, do yourself a favor and check it out. It still has the power to delight even today's cynical audiences. You can find a copy at Mercury Theatre on the Air - along with most of the other Mercury broadcasts.

Friday, October 10, 2008

He Was Some Kind of a Man

Today is the anniversary of The Great One's death. There's a new 50th Anniversary Edition of Touch of Evil (with the late Charlton Heston), but still no Ambersons DVD, and no release of any kind for The Other Side of the Wind. There's still hope and lots of chatter among other Welles fans that TOSotW will be released.

I remain, as always, your obedient servant.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blog About Blogging

Seems like it's just been movie reviews recently. I've been busy with work and a bit of writing. I have three more short stories "finished" and submitted a couple for publication. Already got one rejection. Meanwhile, I'm trying a new (to me) writing method. Wish me luck!