Category Archives: Cinema

Guest Post: The Apprehension Engine

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Thanks to Donna at MyOBT for this guest post. I usually avoid horror movies, but I am so intrigued by this instrument, I may just go see The Witch. Or maybe I’ll just watch these videos again.

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apprehension Mark Korven

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Video of the Week #112: Mozart–Divine Genius or Offensive Pig

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Video of the Week #112: Mozart–Divine Genius or Offensive Pig

At 22 minutes, this video is much longer than the usual Video of the Week on ARHtistic License, but it reviews the 1984 Oscar-winning movie, Amadeus, adeptly separating fact from fiction. For cinema buffs and classical music lovers alike.

Video of the Week #110: Loving Vincent

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Video of the Week #110: Loving Vincent

And one more:

Video of the Week #108: Art Trailer

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Video of the Week #108: Art Trailer

I have to see this movie.

Creative Juice #51

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Creative Juice #51

Your weekly dose of artistic inspiration:

Creative Juice #40

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Creative Juice #40

Twelve sources of inspiration for your creative endeavors:

A Christmas Roundup

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A Christmas Roundup

Some of my favorite internet offerings for the season:

  • When I was a girl, I loved to watch Magoo’s Christmas Carol, an annual television special retelling the Dickens classic through a popular cartoon character of the time. I learned the songs by heart, and I’d sing along. Sadly, I haven’t seen it telecast in decades, but here’s a clip:
  • My current favorite Christmas movie is Elf, especially this scene:
  • During my childhood, Bing Crosby’s Christmas album continuously played on our record player. Here’s one of the songs:
  • Do you sew? Do you need ideas for a couple of last-minute gifts? Some of these patterns are free.
  • Also, some free ornament patterns to sew.
  • Read Christmas essays. Perhaps you’ll want to submit one yourself.
  • Are you simply drained? Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate that doesn’t require hours of preparation?
  • Some over-the-top decorating ideas.
  • Print out these unique gift tags.
  • Immortalize your pets on your Christmas tree.
  • Christmas bucket list.
  • I haven’t made these Christmas pretzels, so I can’t guarantee they’re as good as they look.
  • I didn’t make these Krispie Treat Christmas Balls. Let me know how they turn out.
  • Holiday ideas for people who’d rather see pictures than read directions.
  • Do you have way more Christmas ornaments than will fit on your tree? Here’s what you can do with them.
  • What? You don’t have your Christmas cards yet? Here are a bunch you can make with your kids.
  • And for pure silliness, you can’t beat the Muppets:

Guest Post: Romeo and Juliet…by Rich Brown

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Guest Post: Romeo and Juliet…by Rich Brown

Many thanks to Rich Brown of Good Music Speaks for today’s guest post.

Creative Juice #9

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Creative Juice #9

Selected to refresh your soul:

Video of the Week #66: Long After We’re Gone

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Video of the Week #66: Long After We’re Gone

You may want to watch this full-screen so you can see what he writes.