Robert Castle has been contributing to Bright Lights Film Journal since 2000, He has a monthly feature, started five years ago, "A Sardine on Vacation," appearing in Unlikely Stories. In 2006, his first and only books were published: The End of Travel, a memoir (Ravenna Books); Odd Pursuits, a collection of 16 stories (Wild Child Publishing); and A Sardine on Vacation, fiction based on the feature column (Spuyten Duyvil). Since then he has devoted himself to play writing. A couple one-act plays have been performed in NYC in 2008 and 2009. In 2007, he co-wrote a play that appeared in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He is a Board Member for the Philadelphia Dramatist Center.
On civilization and its discontents I recently saw a list of Luddite movies that listed Cameron’s The Terminator (1984), Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936), and Lang’s Metropolis (1927), among others. Luddites[…]
Scorsese’s wiseguy gangsters as modern-day knights errant In medieval times there were no countries and few strong kings. Monks hid in fortress monasteries while marauding knights brutalized the peasants. Most[…]