“You Are Loved” Music Video Review

FUSE FILM REVIEW: AT THE MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST ~ by Paul Dervis Sunday was Richard Gere day at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (through July 19): the prolific actor starred in two decidedly atypical Gere movies. Wedged in between these showcases was a new, locally filmed music video written and directed by MIFF favorite Ernest Thompson, the writer of On Golden Pond as well as West Side Waltz. Thompson has been running an

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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 2

BUILDING A STORY by Ernest Thompson ~ Half my life ago I was dating a woman People Magazine called the second most beautiful in the world and I was thinking two things: one, what kind of loser was I; second, really? And two, shouldn’t that have been enough? Beauty, it turns out, isn’t skin deep at all. Then what is it? We’ll get back to that.   That’s the Message part of storytelling; if we

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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 1

CREATING A SCRIPT FROM SCRATCH by Ernest Thompson ~ It starts with the story. Everybody’s got one. I sure have enough people approaching me with the greatest idea ever and wouldn’t I like to write it for them? No, is my standard answer and it’s not personal. Write it yourself, I always say, then it will be personal. Personal’s good. Not as in we can’t wait to hear the sexy secrets of your shocking biography,

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We’re All “Boston Strong“

NEW RELEASE FROM THOMPSON|DELEAULT Ernest Thompson, whose Boston roots began with his Somerville grandfather, an engineer on the Boston-Maine Railroad, and extend to Boston University’s Mugar Library, where Thompson’s papers are collected in the Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center, felt, like millions of others, a personal connection to the horrors of the Boston Marathon bombing. A lifelong storyteller (he won an Academy Award for his “On Golden Pond” screenplay), his first instinct was to write about

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This Isn’t Your Party But You’re Invited

TO JOIN SAMANTHA FARRELL AND AWARD-WINNING WRITERS ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT IN COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE   “I love music that makes trouble,” Ernest said. The four plays of POLITICAL SUICIDE do, casting an affectionate but critical eye on, in order, the electoral process (POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT), the protest movement in the 21st Century (OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON), our society’s widening gap between the haves and have-nots (WELFARE THEE WELL), and the battle between cynicism

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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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