Monthly Archives: June 2013

Compose Yourself: Film Scores

A certain aspect of filmmaking is, I feel, neglected by a large number of cinephiles and avid moviegoers. Film scoring and movie soundtracks tie emotions from our inner ear to our hearts as we watch plots unwind and relationships form. I cannot pretend to have the knowledge as to why a film score functions well […]

(Asta, Uggie, and) Toto, Too (Pt. 2)

Around the same time Terry the Terrier made film appearances, another pup from the terrier gene pool made waves in the film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s famous detective Thin Man series alongside Hollywood greats William Powell and Myrna Loy. Skippy, the Wire Fox Terrier, starred as Asta the detective dog of Nick and Nora Charles. […]

Toto, Too (Pt. 1)

A major part of coming home after being away for a number of months is paying respects to and/or visiting friends and family. No one will greet a person quite as enthusiastically as a childhood dog well into his prime of life. I’ve had a Parson Jack Russell Terrier since I was 9 years old […]

Childlike Wonder: Morality vs. Reality

Child stars often have the reputation of going off the deep end once they enter adulthood. Lindsay Lohan, anyone? Amanda Bynes? In our media savvy era, we can keep up to date on the latest star spiraling out of control as it unfolds in real-time. This is where today’s post will connect back to my […]

Childlike Wonder: Shirley Temple Meets Honey Boo Boo

A few months ago, I saw this image floating around and it really piqued my curiosity about the differences in America’s adoration in the past for Shirley Temple and their current obsession with Honey Boo Boo. I will admit, I’ve seen a few episodes of the show featuring the toddler in a tiara and there […]

Travel and Tourism in Film: Trains

Film scholars will combat back and forth about the meaning and purpose of trains in film. I realize how ridiculous and over-the-top this may seem, but what else are they/we supposed to do with our time? I’ve heard one of my classmates argue that trains symbolize actual film stock or celluloid as train tracks have […]

Travel and Tourism in Film

This week, I spent the majority of my time packing my bags and preparing for a month’s visit to…. Texas! Yes, I’m back and it feels great. While caught in this whirlwind of preparation, I tried to think of a topic for this week’s Double Take and I landed on the most obvious answer: travel. […]