Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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I was quite surprised to discover today that I had been nominated for an award called the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, which is a combination of the old Versatile Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  I received this nod from … Continue reading

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‘Heavy Traffic’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Ralph Bakshi is an animator and director who will turn 75 this October.  He began his career at the Terrytoons TV studio as a cel polisher, working his way up to director.  He then worked at Paramount Pictures’ animation division … Continue reading

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DP/30: Jeffrey Schwarz on ‘I Am Divine’

Jeffrey Schwarz’s newest film I Am Divine is making its world premiere tomorrow night at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.  It’s a feature-length documentary about Harris Glenn Milstead (otherwise known as Divine, who died 25 years … Continue reading

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Danny Elfman’s Road To ‘Oz’

Oz the Great and Powerful marks the fifth score that Danny Elfman has contributed to a Sam Raimi film (sixth collaboration overall).  1990 marked their first collaboration, the sleeper hit Darkman.  Over the next 23 years, we’ve been treated to … Continue reading

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‘The Secret of Kells’ & ‘Brave’

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I’ve always had a longing for the U.K. region of the world; British culture and history (not just cinematic) have fascinated me for years and my ancestral roots trace back to Ireland.  I’ve also taken two trips to the U.K. … Continue reading