Maddux Redux: “Fiction Into Film” by Neil D. Isaacs, Rachel Maddux and Stirling Silliphant

A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970)     The wealth of books crowding the shelves of today’s bookstores, in the cinema section, feature an abundance of promissory, abbreviated seminars in film making technique, conception, adaptation and success. When one considers just a few years ago there was not one such volume available, it gives pause as to the abridgement of creative apprenticeship that seems required in today’s cinema before one tackles the formidable task of making a vision out of a spool of celluloid (Or in contemporary keep-up-with-the-times terms: a handful of pixels- or pixie dust, take your pick). This probably explains much about the current state of the cinema, but the absence of a jar full of aspirin prevents further investigatory thoughts down that dimly lit avenue.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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