On a recent evening, my friend Steve and I washed down a Death Wish triple bill with an excess of pizza and beer … I know it wasn’t healthy, but we had a good time.
After I posted some old family pictures a while back which showed my father with the Titanic‘s second officer, Commander Lightoller, on a trip to Calais in 1939, I was contacted by Tiphaine Hirou of the French Titanic Society asking for permission to use the photos. I’ve just received a copy of Tiphaine’s interesting article […]
Although my documentary on Winnipeg movie theatres was originally conceived as a one-hour show, I ended up interviewing almost thirty people who gave me more great material than I could possibly fit into that format. As a result, the project grew to feature length. But even then, there were interesting stories and observations which simply […]
My documentary about Winnipeg movie theatres is creeping towards completion – I had a session with the person doing the on-line last Thursday; he’s working on several projects simultaneously, but hopefully mine will be done by the end of the coming week. And the sound files should be going to the person who’ll do clean-up and […]
Many years ago, I became kind of obsessed with the novels of Jim Thompson, one of the best mid-century American writers. Although he mostly wrote short crime novels intended for sale on drugstore paperback racks, he definitely wasn’t a pulp writer: a) he had just about the blackest view of life and human behaviour of […]
I wrote this story a few years ago after re-watching one of my favorite movies. As winter has descended rather bitterly over Winnipeg, and the stores are now inundating us with non-stop Christmas Muzak, I thought I’d share it here in the spirit of the season. – K. George Godwin It was a knockout blow. […]