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Last week, I posted some clips from movies that had scenes of stereotypically Asian behavior and my question for each one was: Racist or Ironic?
Interestingly, most of the people who had responses e-mailed, facebooked or tweeted them directly to me as opposed to commenting on the site. I understand, too; the responses can generate such vitriol. So, I’m keeping opinions anonymous and continuing the experiment with Racist or Ironic, part 2.
Dude, Where’s My Car? - “And Then…”
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This week has just flown by. It’s the middle of the month and I’ve just finished having my first dance audition today. In two weeks, I am shooting my first dance film with large scale choreography and no dialogue. The project is teaching me how to work with dancers and describe a good story through movement. Certainty is the word of the day and this is in stark contrast with the beginning of my week. How do you get young people out to do a square dance film? Continue reading
Have you noticed all the weight loss advertisements lately? It’s almost as if a switch had been turned on New Year’s Day and we are being whipped into a guilt trip over the indulgences of the last two month. I know that this is not a new thing, but whatever happened to easing into it. We are riled up to eat and be merry over the holidays and then knocked down equally as fast if not faster. It’s no wonder we have eating disorders.