Thursday, February 02, 2017

Happy Groundhog Day!

No, this is not a holiday honoring Jimmy Dean sausage... it honors a rodent’s shadow. Now that’s a good reason for a holiday! It’s also the shortest month of the year, and Black History Month... so rent some Spike Lee movies like SCHOOL DAZE. And MALCOLM X... And maybe SHAFT’S BIG SCORE. Plus SOUNDER, even though it was directed by a white guy. You can see a different *great* movie either directed by an African American or starring an African American every day this month! There are easily 28 - had Black History Month been last month, you may have had a problem. The Hollywood Man doesn’t let minorities makes movies all that often.

If only Ernie Hudson had starred in GROUNDHOG DAY, you could watch that today for a two-fer! But the fourth Ghostbuster kind of got swept under the rug when they could have made him into a star - have you seen HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE? That guy can act!

I plan on celebrating Groundhog Day in the traditional Native American way - the family has dug a whole in the living room floor and we have placed gifts around the hole. If the groundhog come up through the hole and sees his shadow - we have to return all of the gifts, even if they were the right size and exactly what we wanted. If he doesn’t see his shadow, we open the gifts and continue the celebration.

Have a great Groundhog Day, and watch some good movies!

Black History Movies on Amazon!

TCM's Black History Month Line Up!

- Bill

TODAY'S SCRIPT TIP: The Pitch Reveals - when you condense your script to a pitch, all of the flaws show.
Dinner: Togos - turkey & swiss.
Pages: A couple of the family script, but have to really get my butt in gear because they need to read it.
Bicycle: Yes.


Atlanta said...

Groundhog Phil saw no shadow today, may your outcome be the same, gifts are always nice.

Black Dynamite. Every day this month. My new plan, you've inspired me.

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