The Hollywood Blacklist

During that time period after World War II and up until the end of the Cold War, Hollywood was at its heyday. Many people in government and in the regular world felt Hollywood movies and TV programs could influence American…
Mechanic Resurrection

As all of my regular readers know, I have been shooting Mechanic Resurrection in Thailand since November of last year. In fact, I have been here mostly since the end of July, both prepping and now shooting the movie. Accordingly,…
Nothing New Under Hollywood Sun

It is with a sense of "deja vu" that we watch the spectacle of threats, cowardice and censorship on display at SONY PICTURES regarding the release of the motion picture "The Interview." Yes, there's nothing new under the sun.
The Interview by Sony Pictures

After making “The Great Dictator” in 1939 with his own money, Charlie Chaplin faced a major problem. No Hollywood studio was willing to release his film because it greatly lampooned not only Hitler, but Mussolini as well. They had two…