About

Hello!  I’m the Love Pirate, and what you really need to know is that I love movies.  I see as many as I can in the theater and I watch many more at home.  I post reviews here, but what I really like to do is deeper analysis of films that strike me in a certain way (see: Pirates of the Caribbean Analysis Part 1 and Part 2) .  I occasionally write about books or TV, but film is my real passion.  I’m also a novelist, working on a series I hope one day will be published.  I’ll update this “about” page once I think of something better to put here.  Thanks for reading!

I talk about “movie moments” a lot.  My definition of a moment is pretty amorphous, but it’s generally anything in a movie that makes a sharp impact.  It can sometimes stretch to an entire scene, and sometimes is as quick as a blink.  It can be a line of dialogue or a particular look, a bit of action, a single shot or something longer.  It’s almost impossible for me to define what I consider a moment without using the word “moment”.  It’s what makes your heart skip a beat, or that brings tears to your eyes or a sob to your throat, it brings you to your feet, makes you hide your face, causes you to burst into applause or just to laugh with abandon.  Movies are a string of moments, and everything between is providing context and connection between them.  They often occur at great moments of change, either to character or story, or as the culmination of a plot.  In a way, they’re tiny (in duration) climaxes to one section of story.  Some movies only have one moment and spend the entire film building to it, others have many; some are like a tsunami, others are barely a ripple.  Moments are the moments that stand out, that we remember, that are burned into our minds.

*Note, this blog was imported from another blog, so there might be some formatting problems, if you see anything exceptionally bad, leave a comment and let me know.

22 thoughts on “About

  1. I thinnk someone should be paying you for this……… your comments are more insightful than most “critics” !m Yeay! More!

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    • Haha, thanks but no one would want to pay me for this. There are a million other blogs out there that are better than mine. But if someone wanted to pay me, I wouldn’t say no!

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  2. Hey!

    I’m writing you from moviepilot.com and came across your blog, your post about TOMORROWLAND was great. We’ love to invite you to be a contributor to our community. We have 12 million fans and have thousands of hits on our site every day. Our contributors range from movie bloggers to fans to industry professionals and screen writers. We’d love to feature you!

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    • Thanks! That’s very nice of you, and congrats on getting nominated yourself! You have a great blog! It means a lot to know that people are reading the crazy stuff I write, and are actually enjoying it!

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    • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It means a lot that you’d include me, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who recognizes how great y’all are. I know that I often feel like I’m just shouting into the void with the stuff I write, so hearing something nice from someone whose blog I enjoy so much is really fulfilling. You guys are great, keep up the good work!

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    • Thanks, I’ll answer your questions in the comments, since I’ve already gotten the Liebster award and I’d feel self conscious posting about it twice! But I really appreciate it all the same!

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    • Thanks, I’ll answer your questions in the comments, since I’ve already gotten the Liebster award and I’d feel self conscious posting about it twice! But I really appreciate it all the same!

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    • I don’t have an email address publicly posted, but if you go to my “feedback” page you can fill out a form that will send me an email, and I can reply to you personally that way. I just don’t want to post my email on the site and get a bunch of spam/junk.

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  3. Hi, I have nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award! It is basically a community thing where you share 5 facts about yourself to your audience so we get to know you just a little bit better. I felt like your blog deserved it!

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