Archive for High Fidelity

Darrell Vickers: As the World Turntables

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by segarini

darrell-vickersThe Overview

Countless magical hours of mirth, tragedy and love that have been gifted to us by the miracle of the motion picture, yet these same cinematic divertissements have also given birth to a staggering amount of griping and controversy.  People have been caviling and kvetching in equal measure about the inappropriate depictions of violence, sex and ugly people kissing since the days of Fairbanks and Keaton.  And those very same bastions of moral rectitude and fiery condemnation become more and more convinced, with each passing annum, that the already horrifyingly low standards of propriety on the silver screen continue to spiral ever downwards.  Until the other day, I was proudly Not among their number but…

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Cam Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – From The Back Of The Film

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012I was very saddened, but unfortunately not shocked, at the passing of Mindy McCready. I think we all feared this story was going to end this way with, or, with an overdose. Run- ins with the law, drug charges, custody battles and “Celebrity Rehab” formed the perfect equation for disaster.  I always hoped things would work out for her and she would find the happiness she needed and deserved. The Mindy I saw on TV was not the Mindy I remember.

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