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He was not a number

Patrick McGoohan and his radical TV mystery/suspense series, gave a substantive critique of the modern world which still has tremendous power.

Time for a change

Early in 2003 I started e-mailing Ender’s Review to people who had expressed an interest in receiving a compiled list of short quotes or summations for interesting web items with links to those items. At first, the Review mostly focused on things closely related to political issues, but over time it spread its focus further […]

Rules and regulations and bosses

I have enjoyed many of Paul Newman’s movies, from early on in The Helen Morgan Story and later Hud, through Hombre, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Sometimes a Great Notion. I haven’t seen many of his more recent films. If I had to pick a favorite, one does stand above the others for […]

We’ve lived so well so long . . .

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken And certainly misused Oh, but I’m alright, I’m alright….

A rule to live by . . . ?

When you see your ship go sailing When you feel your heart is breaking…. When you need a shoulder to cry on When you get so sick of trying…. When you get so down that you can’t get up And you want so much but you’re all out of luck When you’re so downhearted and […]

I guess it could be worse

People in America who oppose big government may often feel as though they might want to “get out.” However, where can one go? Not Australia.

He told it like it is

Another big loss . . . Good bye, Hippy Dippy Weatherman.

Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr), RIP

Although I often watched Harvey on the old Carol Burnett show, I remember him best as Hedley Lamarr, the “villain” in Mel Brooks’ classic comedy Blazing Saddles….

Are you yelling yet?

Paddy Chayefsky wrote screenplays — some original writing, some screen adaptations — for some of my favorite films, that I have already reviewed, e.g. Paint Your Wagon and The Americanization of Emily. I offer this segment from another Chayefsky favorite, which I have not yet reviewed. A true classic has lasting relevance. Howard Beale’s short […]

(Piper + Carpenter)*1988=”They Live”

I often enjoy Annalee Newitz’s commentary at io9. It makes its way into Ender’s Review often. While browsing through the postings at io9 this week I came upon this. Of course, like with The Matrix — which used AI constructs to portray agents of the power elite — Hollywood wouldn’t go for a more explicit […]