Why Rap Doesn’t Work In Movies

You’ve seen the scene with Thor totally conquering hundreds of ugly foes. You heard the Led Zeppelin song “Immigrant Song”. You know why the song was chosen: it conveys emotion, it gives the listener a sense of the action on the screen. Not only that, but the song is about Valhalla and other Viking themes. […]

Le Film Romantique

For Valentine’s Day this year, your first responsibility is to learn French. It’s la langue de la vache. No, no, no. It’s la langue de l’amour. Ha ha ha! Either way, you could get yourself laughed at or in trouble, or both, unless you learn it up good. So learn French. Ready? Go! While you […]

The Frisson of Fright

Halloween is a fun time to make things more mystical, spiritual, even more thrilling. There’s a word from French which has become lost from our vocabularies. The idea the word represents has become less lost, but still under-appreciated. The word is frisson. Our worldwide culture craves the frisson of fright, though we’ve forgotten how to […]