Consultation No. 4 – With Papa Hemingway

    With some trepidation I knocked at Ernest Hemingway’s door and waited. And waited. Had I waited much longer I would have left, knowing his short fuse with reporters and lesser writers. With research we had found that the rap on Papa was that he was incredibly knowledgeable on a wide number of subjects,…

Peering Through Zelda’s Eyes

  Z – A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler   Have you ever wondered how the Lost Generation seemed through the eyes of a wife of one of those famed male writers? Therese Anne Fowler apparently did, and took up Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s cause in the process. By previous male accounts, Zelda…

The Great Gatsby – The 2013 Movie Version

  Okay, I’m a movie fanatic, I admit it. I own ’em, I watch ’em multiple times. Odd for a writer to be so fascinated with the silver screen, you say? Not really, I think. The novel – and the short story  – have evolved over the years, and while story’s the thing (most of…

Romance and Relevance

I've been remiss in posting on movies the missus and I have seen this holiday season, so this will be the first of a cinematic hat trick. We've both liked Woody Allen movies for years, although it seems at times he's left his movie mojo in the garage. Still, we figured, there'd be moments in…