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An Uncommon Cold
Written by By Will Balk, Jr.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:49
Did we just have a couple of little cold snaps? I mean, did anybody besides me notice things got a little chilly out there in the garden? I'm sure everyone's treasured garden plants and protected container plants came through just fine – right?
Part Nine: Where Was Europe's First Major Settlement in America?
Many Americans believe that the first European settlement was St. Augustine. The town claims to be "The oldest continuous city in America." That is true. But it was not the first planned European settlement. What we discovered was that Spain established St. Augustine in 1565 to be a military outpost to eliminate the French and relay supplies to Santa Elena.
I like to read biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, but whenever I do, I always feel like the world's biggest loser when I'm finished. Everyone else's life seems to be so much more interesting than mine.
Around here, we often refer to Gary Weeks as the Beaufort International Film Festival's MVP. His movie 29 Reasons to Run won Best Feature Film in 2007, his script Bad Advice From Good People took Best Screenplay in 2013, and he's had five other nominations. A triple threat – actor, writer, director – Gary's kind of like Forrest Gump's famed box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. This year, he's up for Best Actor in the short film Bet on Red and will also be presenting the award for Best Feature Film. I spoke with Gary last week, as he was preparing to head from Atlanta to Beaufort for the 8th annual BIFF.
MARDI GRAS is Fat Tuesday! It's the last night of eating rich and fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season which begins the next day on Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday — from the word "shrive" meaning "confess." This week's recipes are perfect for a Mardi Gras themed party.
Sounds have a way of growing familiar over time, sometimes comforting or alarming. In manufacturing companies, if a machine or a customer's product doesn't sound quite right, it very likely isn't. Common sense, yes? And of course there are finely calibrated pieces of test gear to help make the proper determination. For anyone raised around farm equipment, automobiles or people doing mechanical repairs, rattles aren't a good sign and they usually need prompt attention. But not to worry, because in this case the rattle seems to be just in my head!
Two-time Oscar winner Arthur Schmidt to receive Jean Ribaut Award for Excellence in Film Editing
By Mark Shaffer
"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy." – Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather
Coal Miner's Daughter. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Back to the Future 1,2 &3. Cast Away. The Last of the Mohicans. The Birdcage. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Forrest Gump. All of these films (and a good many more) have something in common.
Four Questions for Some Return Contenders at the Beaufort International Film Festival
Part of the fun and charm of The Beaufort International Film Festival is the campus-like camaraderie that develops among the filmmakers and festivalgoers. It's also a major reason BIFF has such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of "alumni." While none rival Gary Weeks' number of nominations and appearances, we ran down a group of this year's returnees and zipped off four simple questions to try and gauge what keeps bringing them back.