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FrackNation: An Adventure in Honest Reporting

Having grown up in and around the Delaware River Valley, I know that the people there are hard working, good old fashioned Americans, trying to make a living doing what they love. Often times, just being a farmer, no matter ...
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: A Lesson in Manhood

I had just turned nine when my mom married my step dad Blair, and I couldn’t have been happier. Growing up with just my mom and a father figure I didn’t really identify with, I loved Blair, got along with ...
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The Power of Independent Film to Change Hearts and Minds

Being from Park City, Utah, independent film has a very special place in my heart. As the home of Sundance Film Festival, my hometown has a very special connection to the craft, and I myself have found that independent film ...
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The Art of Character Introduction in Butch Cassidy and the ...

“Who are these guys?” – Butch Cassidy When it comes to screenwriting, character introductions are incredibly important. Not only can these moments inspire specific audience reactions, but it can also offer a unique opportunity for insight into the film’s major ...
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Five Movies to Watch This Christmas Season

It’s December, and you know what that means: Christmas is right around the corner! And what is Christmas without a ton of Christmas-themed movies to watch, right? Lucky for you, I have a small list of movies you should definitely ...
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Thoughts On The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Today’s post is written by one of our 2014 January interns, Evan Morgan. Giving us some clever thoughts on what the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie might have in-store for us just by watching the teaser trailer.   ...
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Saying “Goodbye” to Middle-Earth

In 2001, the first installment of what was to become one of history’s biggest and most successful franchises was released. After The Fellowship of the Ring, the world was enthralled by how director Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of ...