Category Archives: Personal Views

The Mind is Dumb to the Future

The Mind is Dumb to the Future: Part 1 Shell of Self-Preservation One of the challenges of life is to understand that you were born without limitations. A pulsating blob of possibilities. The conditioning of the mind from childhood is … Continue reading

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I Saw It On Netflix: Gettin’ Square

Gettin’ Square is the down-under way of saying Going Straight. I like films from down-under, ¬†Australia and New Zealand, kind of New Auszealian films, if you will. They are especially skilled at broad humor. Gettin’ Square is a caper film, … Continue reading

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Do We Need a New Oscar Category?

Years ago I read a book newly translated into English called Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar. It was published years before Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Sometimes I wonder just where ideas come from, how authors come up … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence: A Note to the Beginning Actor

The beginning actor is faced with a problem. How do you get meaning out of mere words. The everyday method is, of course, punctuation. It shows us when to pause and how long the pause should be. It shows you … Continue reading

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One Minute Video-HAMMOCK

One Minute Video-HAMMOCK from Joseph Valentinetti on Vimeo. I love the sound. My girlfriend uses the hammock to relax and the sound tells me she’s enjoying herself.   for a weekend project. Weekend Project: One Minute of Reflection It’s easy … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Elected! Yeehaw!

Mitt Romney is now the president of the Confederate States Of America. He took them all. He succeeds Jefferson Davis. Good luck Mitt. The democratic campaign offered a map to Mitt in case he has trouble finding his way to … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

I’m directing Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a radio drama. The script appears below. I wrote this adaptation when I learned the Dickens’ would perform (read) A Christmas Carol around the holidays for paying audiences (it wasn’t always a … Continue reading

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