Wednesday, April 18, 2007


I am merging this blog with my other one (Rose and Isabel) to make things a bit easier for myself as well as to have all the posts in one place. Current Flavor will remain up while I move posts over to the other blog where they'll be labeled and in chronological order so they'll be easy to find. Look for all new posts on storyboarding and stuff like that at Rose and Isabel. Thanks to everyone who

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Half Nelson

I'll admit I had no clue what this film was about until I heard the story paraphrased during a short interview with Ryan Gosling at the Academy Awards. Based on the best actor nom and numerous other nominations and awards, I decided to check it out. Happily the running time was in the appropriate range (more about that in a future post), so I popped it in the ol player.I was really impressed with

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Get out to the theater in 07

After seeing Children of Men on the big screen TWICE in the past few days, I'm realizing I need to get out to see more films in the theater. For a while I sensed that because of the proliferation of widescreen TVs, DVD releases mere weeks after theatrical debuts (and in some cases SIMULTANEOUS releases), new emerging formats (HD DVD, Blu-ray, etc), and the disappearance of small movie houses

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Current Flavor - Inspiration

I was in LA over the past weekend, made my customary trip to Meltdown on Sunset and came across LA<>SF by Christian Schellewald, an amazing artbook of sketches, paintings and studies of Los Angeles, San Francisco and the travel inbetween. Having lived in both cities and traveled back and forth many times, the book hit a special chord with me. I don't know Christian personally, but had the

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Favorite Animated Works

I like this list theme thing, so here's another. Please feel free to add your list in the comments section. Every so often things like this cross my mind, so here are my top 16 favorite animated works off the top of my head (I don't like to spend too much time on these; that way they are instinctual, gut choices). They can be any format (short, feature, commercial, etc etc) as long as it's a

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Best films of the last 20 years (1986-2005)

A few of us were in the story war room the other day and the "AFI's Best 100 Films of All Time" list happened to be on the table. Naturally, for a group of story folks, discussion ensued about the validity of some of the films on that list. Then I proposed that we make our own lists except to limit them to our 20 favorite/best films from the past 20 years (1986-2005). They must be films that we