Film Reviews and Features – La La Film, LTD – June 2015 to July 2016
As a latchkey kid, I used to entertain myself by watching movies on TV. I grew up on Hollywood classics. Later, I learned an appreciation for foreign films. Over the years, I have had various film-related jobs, made some shorts, and studied film for a bit in Italy. My degree includes a minor in film. Writing has become a great form of self-expression, and way to utilize my film history knowledge and appreciation.
I compiled a group of personal stories into an e-book titled, “Raised by Hollywood.” It explains how watching movies as a little kid had a big impact on the flow of my life, choices I made, and paths that I took. The impact of influences outside of one’s family can be major, and hopefully, beneficial. I’m happy with the worlds, places, and characters that movies introduced me to, but I am also aware of what movies I want to avoid watching. I don’t want to be exposed to or have to sit through unpleasant or overly sad stories – life has enough of those.