Scenes that make me laugh

From Whit Stillman’s “Barcelona” released in 1994 and set in the city of Barcelona in 1987. Chris Eigeman, plays Fred a US Naval officer in Barcelona. He’s staying with his cousin Ted, an American salesman working in Spain. To watch a Whit Stillman movie you need to be prepared to listen. His characters like to talk.

Spring Forward Into Creativity

After years and years of creating amateur movies and short films on my own with an iPhone and big dreams, I recently finally invested into my first digital video camera (Cannon Rebel SL3) and am looking forward to the projects I’ll be working on within the next few months in and outside of school.

This summer, my first collaborative script/project will be produced with a celebrated playwright and UH alum, Addie Symonds. We have been drafting the script all winter break and will be having our first official meeting tomorrow evening.

In light of tonights astrological event, which is a Full Moon in Leo, I will be manifesting an abundance of ideas and creative energy to flow through us and into our notes and finalization in script work tomorrow. Trust the timing in your work and trust the timing of the Universe. Anything and everything is possible.

Comedy is Not Pretty

Before you watch the video below you really need to be aware of the song El Paso by Marty Robbins.


Listen, read the lyrics and imagine how you would visualize the story of the song. It’s an epic ballad of love, murder, jealousy and vengeance. Then watch the clip from Steve Martin’s 1980 television Comedy is Not Pretty.

El Paso
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl
Nighttime would find me in Rosa’s Cantina
Music would play and Feleena would whirl
Blacker than night were the eyes of Feleena
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
I was in love, but in vain, I could tell
One night a wild young cowboy came in
Wild as the West Texas wind
Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing
With wicked Feleena, the girl that I loved
So in anger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor
Just for a moment I stood there In silence
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
I had but one chance and that was to run
Out through the back door of Rosa’s I ran
Out where the horses were tied
I caught a good one, it looked like it could run
Up on its back, and away I did ride
Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the badlands of New Mexico
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
Everything’s gone in life, nothing is left
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death
I saddled up and away I did go
Riding alone in the dark
Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me
Tonight nothing’s worse than this pain in my heart
And at last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso
I can see Rosa’s Cantina below
My love is strong and it pushes me onward
Down off the hill to Feleena I go
Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
Off to my left ride a dozen or more
Shouting and shooting, I can’t let them catch me
I have to make it to Rosa’s back door
Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle
I’m getting weary, unable to ride
But my love for Feleena is strong and I rise where I’ve fallen
Though I am weary, I can’t stop to rest
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest
From out of nowhere Feleena has found me
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
Cradled by two loving arms that I’ll die for
One little kiss, and Feleena, goodbye
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Marty Robbins
El Paso lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management