Posts in category "Byline Greg Kiernan"

That Guy From That Movie

That Guy From That Movie
By Greg Kiernan Hello again. So there I was sitting watching “The Fugitive” on TV and it was right at the exciting part where Tommy Lee Jones has Harrison Ford cornered in the dam tunnel; Harrison Ford leaps of the dam wall and plummets down into the river hundreds of feet below and disappears under... Read more »

A Whiff of Death in Comedies

A Whiff of Death in Comedies
Greetings Dear Readers, As most of you know, Blue Damen recently released its full-length feature “Dark Before Dawn” and one of the many things I appreciated about it was that it lived up to its great title.  There was a scene towards the end of the film that involved a “Whiff of Death”– that point... Read more »

Based On Real People, Not Characters

Picture this. You’re watching a movie that you know for a fact is based on a true story.  You watch the story play out and think “Wow, so this is what really happened!” Far from it, my friends.  While real life stories of success, crime and tragedy are always intriguing, it’s actually pretty rare that... Read more »
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Lights, Camera, -- Wait, Hold On A Second...

Picture this. You’re watching a movie with a fantastic opening scene.  There are explosions, gunfire and/or violent men in tuxedos; whatever method the film uses is highly effective and the movie immediately pulls you into the story.  There’s enough excitement to keep your interest until the movie really begins, until that moment when the hero... Read more »

Everyone's a Critic

Picture this. You’re sitting in a movie theatre, the lights go down and the coming attractions flicker on the screen.  In a mere minute and a half they promise two hours worth of intrigue, suspense, wonder, love and entertainment.  And as soon as each trailer ends everyone becomes a critic: “That looks good.”  ”I totally... Read more »

The Golden Age of Films: Just Beginning or Long Over?

  Picture this. You’re sitting in the audience of a silent black-and-white film and the only sound in the whole theatre besides the music is the crunching of popcorn.  Everyone feels riveted by the actors’ facial expressions and gestures.  They laugh at the physical jokes and get move to tears by somber expressions.  You would... Read more »
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What Americans Want: "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" vs "The Ides of March"

Greetings Readers, This is Greg Kiernan again. I hope that you all had a happy Fourth of July, and you were able to see some fireworks and eat some barbecue (not necessarily in that order).  Even as we celebrate our most patriotic holiday it is difficult to remember a time when we didn’t look at... Read more »

Two of a Kind: An interview with Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan

Two of a Kind: An interview with Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan
Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again.  This time I’m with Katy Sullivan and Jay Cramer, stars of the latest Blue Damen endeavor “Recalculating.”  These two welcomed me, suprised me, and downright inspired me within just a few minutes of meeting them.  I’ll get right to it and not waste any more time. Greg: Good to... Read more »

You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.

You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.
  Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and this has got to be one of the most exciting blogs I’ve posted yet – I had the chance to meet up with the star of the upcoming Blue Damen picture “Recalculating” (production set in Elgin over the next few weeks!).  This particular actor may not be... Read more »
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Introducing Jan Kaschner

Introducing Jan Kaschner
Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and I am pleased to report that this week’s post is exceptionally exciting.  As the production of Blue Damen’s latest film “Recalculating” draws near it behooves one to take a look at all the multitude of steps that it took to bring this story to life (not to mention... Read more »