On Cinematic Insights

Ever have a moment of pure epiphany? A moment where, suddenly and without warning, you’ve thunk a thought that has never been thinked before?

(Yes, I’ve had Dr. Seuss on my mind recently. Just let that go for a moment.)

I had one of those moments today.

It’s all to do with a movie, one that came out about fifteen years ago, one that I’ve watched maybe a dozen times over the years, though I’m actually a bit indifferent to it.

I had a moment’s realization, in thinking about the movie for work-related reasons, and suddenly I knew. I understood.

I’ve had an insight into this movie and what it says that I don’t think anyone has ever had before.

I’ll have to research the literature. Maybe some critic somewhere has said “This is a movie about…” and he’s on the same thing I’m about.

But I don’t think so.

Even though it’s so obvious.

I have to ponder this one. I have to ponder this one hard.

Once I have my own thinking straight, then I can share it. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On Cinematic Insights

  1. I got your comment message, but I don’t know if you get some kind of a notification every time someone posts one of these things so I just put this in the newest entry.

    Cool, I figured you were busy … just drop me a line when you have some time .. I’d be happy to talk to you about it through an email chain or I could even give you a call, or vice versa.

    On Gamestop:
    Thank god I still know the people working at my local store. I’m closer to the store that I managed now which is nice because I can actually get to see the manager I hired when I was running Berkshire Mall (you remember Heather, don’t you?). Well i got to know her and her ASM, and her ASM got moved over to the new store that opened practically right up the street from me so if I need anything I pretty much get it.

    But crap like this is one of the reasons I had stopped even giving them preorder money. The only reason I started doing it again is because this Microplay place opened up nearby and they break streetdate every time there’s a new release so my GS sells me those same games early as well 😀 And by the way, Fable II is a disappointment.


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