The art of paying attention

The art of paying attention

You’ll notice that the stories throughout history and since the beginning of time, whether it was the story of Adam and Eve and the apple of knowledge, Icarus and the sun or Pandora’s box, all had the same story which was to do with curiosity.  Back then...
The Adler Way

The Adler Way

She wanted to be a movie star but she only acted in three films, none of them particularly successful or representative of her extraordinary presence and talent that she exhibited on the stage or in life.  She had been a star on the New York stage since the late...
Early De Niro

Early De Niro

Growing up in NY to a gay father with feelings of insecurities and loneliness, De Niro’s acting may have been a form of self therapy as well as an attempt to come to terms with his ambivalent feelings towards his father.  De Niro from a young age has dedicated...
Writers behold!

Writers behold!

David Mamet shares some writing tips with his writing team from the Unit TV show: TO THE WRITERS OF THE UNIT GREETINGS.  AS WE LEARN HOW TO WRITE THIS SHOW, A RECURRING PROBLEM BECOMES CLEAR.  THE PROBLEM IS THIS: TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN DRAMA AND NON-...
The Bogie

The Bogie

The leading man of the past was one of the most imitated movie actors of all time. His unique, almost musical sibilance, his creased frown and rare, infectious smile gave him a quality that was at once dangerous and sympathetic. The American Film Institute ranked him...