Joan Osborne Takes a Look Around Heavenly Angle

OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM A hundred or so characters in HEAVENLY ANGLE sing their version of “Look Around,” as part of their audition in the movie within the movie. “Of all the scenes in all the films I’ve directed, this is one of my favorites,” Ernest said. “There’s such a sensation of the joy of performing. The enthusiasm is incredible, in spite of the poignancy of the lyric. The lyric is saying, ‘before

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The Little Town Tango

NATALIE MACMASTER PLAYS ‘THE LITTLE TOWN TANGO’ Heavenly Angle takes place in a small town in New Hampshire. Easy to find; it’s where Ernest lives. It’s the story of a Hollywood filmmaker who tries to con the locals into believing he’s going to make a movie with them. Easy to cast. But what would the film’s musical style be?  Because of their growing connection to Natalie MacMaster and the great success they’d had with the

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This Too Will Pass

OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON AND TWO DELEAULTS IN STEREO MAKE MUSIC FOR TIME AND CHARGES FILM This lyric was inspired by the plight of the character Ernest plays in Time And Charges, a man whose integrity has been misplaced among the ruins of fortunes lost, marriages failed, promises unrealized. Because he’d set the scene in a Greenwich Village bar that could just as easily have been in Berlin, Ernest wanted to acknowledge the universality of

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Nashville in New Hampshire

CINDY KAZA’S NOT SUPPOSED TO (BUT SHE DOES, WITH OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT) “I love writing love songs,” Ernest said. “And I love Cindy Kaza, nuff said.”  This is the third one Ernest has done with Cindy, but it’s really more like the eighth since a song he wrote with his buddies Mark Sparky Elbaum and Dave Henderson they had Cindy record six different times in six different genres. Ernest used Make

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Say Hello to Say Goodbye

AND A MEADOW FULL OF MUSICIANS SINGING FOR ‘TIME AND CHARGES’ TIME AND CHARGES is all about going home. There’s a lot of nostalgia in the movie, from the 64 cop car to the mysterious clues leading Ernest’s character Jeremiah back to his roots, to his long lost compatriots, and to the daughter he never knew he had. There’s no amount of incisive dialogue or brilliant cinematography that can tell the story as effectively as music

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Community Filmmaking

DIRECTOR FINDS NEW HAMPSHIRE IS PERFECT SPOT FOR MAKING MOVIE, TEACHING AND FILMMAKING by George Pelletier ~ There are few erudite men who couldn’t be less intrigued by the Hollywood propaganda machine than award-winning writer and director Ernest Thompson.   Huddled in New Hampton with a roster of Boston actors, unknown acting students, crew members and his production company, Whitebridge Farm, Thompson is about as far away from the box-office mentality of Tinseltown as any

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The Soul of Time and Charges

MIGHTY SAM McCLAIN RECORDS ‘FIND THE SUN’ FOR ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW MOVIE Because many of the central characters in Time and Charges met and matriculated in the Age of Aquarius, Ernest wanted to create a song that could echo the idealism of the 60s but speak to the 21st Century as well. As the lyrics began to present themselves – When the fires rage, when the skies burn brown, when the buildings shake and come tumbling down

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“Next Stop Wonderland” Movie Trailer

Starring Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Holland Davis and Alan Gelfant. Directed by Brad Anderson. The critically acclaimed romantic comedy of the year, NEXT STOP WONDERLAND is a lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together…and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart! Dumped by her loser boyfriend (Philip Seymour Hoffman The Talented Mr. Ripley), Erin (Hope Davis Arlington Road) thinks that her love life has

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“The West Side Waltz” Movie Trailer

Starring Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, and Jennifer Grey. Directed by Ernest Thompson. Margaret keeps her neighbors at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to become an actress. With this naive pretty girl her life gets suddenly really exciting and she makes a lot

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“The Lies Boys Tell” Movie Trailer

Starring Kirk Douglas and Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Tom McGloughlin. Ed Reece (Kirk Douglas) is an old man with only a short time left to live, but while his family thinks he should stay in bed and go peacefully, Ed has very different ideas about how to spend his last days. He is determined to head out on the road and revisit some of the places from his past, and while he’s at it,

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