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Music from My Movies

Dino Surfin’ I recently posted the songs from my feature film Over-the-Rhine, mentioning that creating music for my movies is a way of pursuing “my other love.” Over-the-Rhine is a heavy drama, so those songs are serious, emotional accompaniments to … Continue reading

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A Life-Changer

Three years ago this month, we began production on Over-the-Rhine, my first feature film as a writer-director-producer. I’d made many short films over the years, but this was the first time anyone had ever put up the funding necessary for … Continue reading

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My Computer Crashed!

Well, OK, it didn’t exactly “crash.” I mean, there was no hole in the wall. There were no other bleeding computer owners standing around threatening to sue my pants off. It was a few years back (I’m so much wiser now): I’d … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Father, I’m on Fire! Father, I’m on Fire, a burst of guileless musical joy, plays under the ending credits of my feature film Over-the-Rhine. Expressing the newborn faith of one of the film’s central characters, it’s exuberant lyrics and light … Continue reading

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Bear With Me!

To my old faithfuls, and hopefully a few new faithfuls, as well: I’m scrambling to finish the first draft of my novel Over-the-Rhine (based on the screenplay of my feature film of the same name). As a result, I’ll be slow … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Impossible Love The song Impossible Love plays a key role in my film Over-the-Rhine, as indeed it does in my life. Early in the movie, seventeen-year-old songwriter and drug addict Alec has a melody stuck in his head. He attempts … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything!

Note: This is from that bastion of journalistic integrity The Weekly World News, so you know it’s gotta be true. Check and see if your boss or ex-boyfriend is still around. Other actual newspaper headlines from the Think-Before-You-Print department: “New … Continue reading

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