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Great Moments in Movie History (Using Stick Figures): About Schmidt (2002)

It’s time to fire the “Great Moments” series back up after a hiatus for a few weeks. There are a lot of newer readers here, so it’s probably worth giving an explanation. When I started this site, the one thing that I knew I wanted to do was institute a series of great moments in movie history, memorialized using stick figures. It’s where the TDYLF tagline comes from– come for the stick figures, stay for the Bergman. It’s been sporadic but I’ve been making them more frequently the last few months. You can find the full list of other Great Moments in Movie History (using stick figures) here, along with every time I’ve used the phrase ‘Great Moments in Movie History’). 2000-2010 was mostly void of truly memorable movie scenes, but there are at least a few that stand out. And today, I’ve visited one of those scenes by converting it to stick figure form. Today’s great moment is courtesy of Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt (2002). Continue reading


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Around the (Writer’s) Block a Time or Two

I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block lately. You see, most of my content comes from sitting in a bar with a guest check and a pen and a handful of pints. At the best of times, the ideas flow like water. Or more appropriately, beer. They’re not all good ideas but there’s usually one or two that’ll help tide me over for a few days. Lately, I’ve had nothing. Either the ideas don’t “pop”, in the parlance of annoying marketing people; or there isn’t enough to flesh out an entry; or I find out that someone else has already done it. Then I realized that I’d been sitting on an idea the whole time- why not make a list of films featuring writer’s block? And awaaaaaay we go: Continue reading


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100 Things I Love About the Movies

I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.

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