Vacation kills writing productivity

I’ve been in Venice Beach the past week, vacationing. This unfortunately has killed my writing productivity. I’ve spent most days out, taking walks on the beach, watching sunrises and sunsets, having dinners with my brother and seeing old friends. I’ve managed to see a few movies– The Coen Brothers’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” and Federico Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria,” but alas I haven’t had enough to write about them. But my goal is to post three times next week while I’m lounging around my parent’s home during Christmas week.

Till then I’ll leave you with two movie essays written by my friend, Greg Gerke. One is about Paul Thomas Anderson, the other is about Roberto Rossellini. Both are excellent but I especially prefer the one about PTA:

Paul Thomas Anderson essay in LA Review of Books 

Three Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Edition of StromboliEurope ’51 and Journey to Italy

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