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Jim Henson’s Weird Short Film “Time Piece”

(Video Link) This 1966 short film written by, directed by and starring Jim Henson clinched an Academy Award nomination. What does it mean? Henson’s company says that the film addresses “the effect of time keeping on us all.” I think that the center of the film is the gorilla. The gorilla is the prime mover of [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Authors Who Tried Scriptwriting

During the holiday season, I was doing some research for a story and discovered that the uber-sarcastic Dorothy Parker did some work on the script for the saccharine and sappy It’s a Wonderful Life (that’s not a slam, by the way, I love that movie). Apparently lots of famous writers have put in their time [...]