Sunday, February 28, 2010

3/1 - Doug Brode, Willie Garson, David Eigen

Doug Brode - Film Historian -  82nd OSCARS This Weekend

DOUGLAS BRODE (b. 1943) is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, film historian, and multi-award winning journalist. Born and raised on Long Island, he traveled upstate to attend SUNY Geneseo as an undergrad and
tribute by doug brode click ... never really left. After graduate work in Shakespearean studies at Syracuse University, he and his wife Sue (Johnson) Brode stayed on and raised a family. Brode became the coordinator of the Cinema Studies program at Onondaga College and then an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is the author of over 30 books on film and the mass media including Films Of The Fifties, Films Of Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington (a biography), Sinema (Erotic Films), Shakespeare In The Movies (for Oxford University Press), two books on Walt Disney for University of Texas Press, From Walt To Woodstock and Multiculturalism and the mouse. Also, Elvis Cinema And Popular Culture for McFarland Press. Most recently, he and Carol (widow of Rod) Serling have completed Rod Serling And The Twilight Zone: The Official 50th Anniversary Tribute for Barricade Books. Brode wrote the screenplay for Midnight Blue, which one critic called "the best of the low-budget erotic thrillers. His produced plays include Heartbreaker and Somewhere In The Night.  Brode and illustrator Joe Orsak are in the process of completing YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, a graphic novel from McFarland Press, which will relate the legend of Emily Morgan, the African-American woman who inspired the famous folk song. That book will be published early in 2010.

Willie Garson stars as Mozzie in the new USA Network original series WHITE COLLAR .  The talented Garson is rarely at a loss for work, appearing in over 250 TV episodes in a wide variety of programming, and over 70 feature films.  His unorthodox bald and bespectacled look won over Willie Garson fans on "Sex and the City," where he played Carrie's gay best friend, Stanford Blatch.  He is also well known as Henry Coffield on "NYPD Blue" and recently re-teamed with HBO and David Milch on "John from Cincinnati."   Garson will be seen next in the much-anticipated sequel to "Sex and the City" in May 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he started training at The Actors Institute in New York when he was only 13, before majoring in theater and psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. After graduation, Garson found his love for acting outweighed his psychology studies and landed guest roles on "Cheers," "Family Ties," "thirtysomething" and "L.A. Law."   He has stayed busy playing several recurring characters in a wide array of TV projects, such as "Just Shoot Me," "Spin City," "Ally McBeal," "The Practice," "Stargate SG-1," "Star Trek: Voyager," "The X-Files," "Medium" and "Pushing Daisies." On the big screen, Garson has collaborated with the Farrelly Brothers in their films  "Kingpin," "There's Something about Mary" and "Fever Pitch."  Garson has appeared in the quirky ensemble comedies "Soapdish," "Mars Attacks" and "Being John Malkovich", and is often used by such varied directors as Michael Bay, Mike Nichols and Spike Jonze. At home on the stage as much as he is on television and in film, Garson continues to perform with various bicoastal theater companies in NY and LA, and was a member of Naked Angels, The Manhattan Theater Club, the Roundabout Theater and the Geffen Playhouse. He's also involved in community and charity organizations – from Big Brothers to Young Artists United. He has read to first graders weekly through the Screen Actors Guild "Bookpals" program, and is involved with AMFAR, Aspen Youth Experience, LA's Alliance for Children's Rights and Camp Joslin Diabetes Center in Massachusetts.  Aside from acting on TV and the big screen, Garson also found success as a celebrity poker player. In 2003, "Evil Willie" (a nickname given to Garson by Don Cheadle for his fierce card playing) won the very first episode of Texas Hold 'Em on Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and continues to play in tournaments worldwide and through the World Poker Tour.  Garson recently adopted a son and now resides in Los Angeles and New York.

David Eigen - Marriage Counselor "Tiger Woods"
"After years of research, my own personal searching, education, and interactions with others including my clients, I realized that our 'pursuit of happiness' and fulfillment has been sabotaged by our inner conflicts. These conflicts are cause by the very training that was supposed to lead us to Dr. David Eigenfulfillment. Importantly, this training was taught us by outside influences! That's great news, as it means nothing is inherently wrong with us, our problems are NOT inner defects. These external influences established and propagated by the patriarchal, male as dominant belief system were create long ago and no longer serve us." OMG, did my ears really hear the demands for an apology from one of Tiger's hoe's, promulgated to the public by another type of hoe (attorney Allred)? Seriously? Yes, but my mind refuses to fully believe it. Somehow, someway, these two partners in crime (extortion) believe that it is perfectly acceptable for women to throw themselves at married men without an iota of consideration for the damages it causes to his wife and family, and then demand an apology. Is there something wrong with me that I can't understand this, or is this just too insane and outrageous for words? We have a slue of women throwing themselves at famous powerful married men without the slightest consideration for their families. All they want is a piece of fame, "I did it with him," and maybe I can make some money off it too. Clearly, the men are without question out of integrity for breaking their vows. They could have chosen to say, no thank you, instead of, yah baby. Both are responsible, both at fault, as it still takes 'two to tango.' However, enough has been said against the men, as it is always the man's fault.  And their hoes, well I have said a lot in previous blog articles like 'Are Women Innocent?' Both are self-involved and narcissistic. Clearly.

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