An actor portraying a vampire raises his hands and smiles
An actor portraying a vampire raises his hands and smiles
“Bela Lugosi” by twm1340 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Let me say upfront that I am not an NBC Universal employee, nor do the thoughts and opinions I express in this article reflect the views of the company itself.

Peacock

When NBC Universal launched its streaming service last summer, it seemed like an also-ran compared with all the streamers that movie corporations have launched direct-to-consumer.


Two feet propped on a coffee table in a point-of-view shot of watching Netflix on TV
Two feet propped on a coffee table in a point-of-view shot of watching Netflix on TV
Photo by Will Porada on Unsplash

You are The Rembrandts. They are putting words in your mouth.

You’ll be there for them.

By process of repetition, the song shapes your behavior and cements your beliefs. In this case, it cements your relationship with the characters.

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way…”

Pretty straightforward. Everyone can agree life fails to meet expectations. It’s a give-in.


A camera operator sits on a stepladder against a blue night sky
A camera operator sits on a stepladder against a blue night sky
Photo by Lorenzo Belassen on Unsplash

We learn so many unexpected lessons when making movies.

March 2014

It’s a freezing cold midnight in skid row of downtown Los Angeles.


An action figure of Superman flies through the air in front of a green tree
An action figure of Superman flies through the air in front of a green tree
Yogi Purnama, Unsplash

May 2007

I’m finishing my bachelor’s degree at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. For the last four months, I’ve spent endless hours working on student films and group projects. I’m going on three days with no sleep, but the deadlines are done.


Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash

The linens in the valley of the People of the Pebbles were a-drying in the wind upon a bright n’ sunny day,

Jake Thomas

Relentless reader | Storyteller | Filmmaker | Finding my voice in my nerdy thirties. See my work at jakethomasmakesmovies.com

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