Chinatown: the Backbone of Many Animated Crime Mysteries

Chinatown Poster

Chinatown Poster

Whoa, hey there guys, it’s been awhile since I posted so I figured I’d upload a review I recently wrote for a class, so here are my thoughts on Chinatown.

In 1974 director Roman Polanski created the perfect crime-mystery drama that would bring a man to tears: Chinatown. In this instance, it was a woman who was brought to tears, since I am a female, but you still get the idea. Continue reading

How Failure Directly Correlates to Creativity in Hollywood

PRELUDE: This week I read some articles on innovation and failure for Public Relations Management course. We write a discussion every week and I figured that some of my readers might be interested in what I had to say.


Over the past few years more and more movie reviewers and audience have cried “creativity and originality has died, Hollywood is an ever repeating Mistress of remakes, sequels, and adaptations.”  And these frivolous cries may appear true during some portions of the different movie seasons. I recall the first time a friend said the Hollywood’s creative well had run dry. I was 15 and we were going to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which some thought was a remake to the 34 year old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (In actuality the screenwriter whom was asked to write Tim Burton’s take on the Chocolate Factory had never seen the 1971 version. So it is easy to now claim it is not a remake, but was based off of the 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both movies are.) Continue reading