I have a vast but useless knowledge of cinema, and I just really like writing.
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So You Want to Be a Writer?
Charles Bukowski once wrote in his famous poem about writing called "So You Want To Be a Writer" that: If it doesnt come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it.
I Want To Be a Poet But I've Never Been in Love
In Paris, there is an exclusive club of artists called The Lost Generation. Their muses sit on champagne glasses under starlit
The Magical World of Classic Hollywood Cinema
I love cinema. I am convinced it is some ethereal being or something crafted by the gods. On many of my worst days, I have only been saved by a piece of art like poetry, novels, or film. But in particular, film has assisted me in dark moments. It has climbed the walls of my heart and opened me to new thoughts, emotions, and worlds. Ultimately, film has moved me deeply. For this list, I will be celebrating films according to the mood you want to be in. Since I have been deeply moved by cinema, I want you to be deeply moved as well.
Is it a Wonderful Life?
The first time I decided to create New Year's resolutions, a pandemic cursed the earth. As a cynical and misanthropic soul that wanders modern civilization, I detested the idea of New Year’s resolutions before 2020. For one, the ritual of promising the air that I will read more or exercise more had curled my fingers into steaming red fists. Seemingly, resolutions are a primordial practice of shouting prayers to an invisible god in the sky about pleasing yourself more. While the word “resolute” hung on every tongue, I bled from my ears. The practice presented itself to me as a futile effort since life is far more complicated than achieving yearly stilted goals.
Stories My Grandfather Told Me
My grandfather passed away in September of 2020. His friends called him “Jimmy” while others liked “James.” But I always called him Papa. Before his passing, my sister’s and I rotated in shifts during the height of the pandemic to make sure he was not escaping his home to hangout with his friends. He often enjoyed walking around his neighborhood to socialize. My grandfather encompassed the phrase “social butterfly.” But he had been diagnosed with dementia and needed someone to remind him that he could not leave his house, that he needed to take his medication, and that he needed to exercise. But while I was making sure he took his daily dose of medication, he liked to tell me stories of his life. And just like any nugget of wisdom you could receive from your therapist, in books, in movies, from friends and more, the stories my grandfather told me have improved my life tenfold.
Strangers call for me but when I turn my body to wave, they scream. One leg, one arm, one eye, half a nose, and my stomach feels empty.
Movies That Could Help You Get Through Your Hangovers
It’s a Saturday afternoon. You have rummaged through the vodka bottles in your apartment the night before. The drinking games, shot glasses, and beer cans are stacked in the center of the living room. There’s enough evidence to suggest that the residents of this home have a hangover. In the case of hangovers, you’re looking for comfort, low-lit rooms, resolution from your headache, and your aching body wants to lie around for days on end. So what’s the best friend to a hungover twenty-something year old? That’s right; movies!
“The Little Black Book” - Screenplay by D. Rutledge INT. Daisy’s Apartment - DAY A single window of a tall apartment building is encased by smoke. DAISY presses herself against the frame of the window while smoking cigarettes like they are going out of style. She is young and dressed in sweats and oversized jackets while also maintaining the demeanor of a woman who just landed the cover of Forbes Magazine.