David Sloma


Category: Movies

This Time of Year, Christmas/Holidays, Blade Runner 2049, and Fake Snow

I’m glad it’s a bit cold this time of year around where I live. I don’t think the Christmas/holiday lights would seem the same.

There’s just something about the coloured lights reflecting off snow or a sheen of frost that is magical. It brings to mind those greeting cards with snow scenes on them, the ones where the snow sparkles, or those holiday movies and TV shows where the snowy landscapes seem especially magical.

I once heard an interview with film director Ridley Scott, where he mentioned that he was trying to recreate that effect of twinkling snow of such cards for a film, think it was Legend. Great film, and I’ve yet to see one of the latest that he was executive producer on, Blade Runner 2049. And I’ve not seen Alien: Covenant that he produced and DID direct! So, I’ve got some things to watch over the holidays!

I’ve been slow to see Blade Runner 2049 because he didn’t direct it, nor did Vangelis do the music, and I was a bit disappointed about that. But I’ve heard some music from the soundtrack and it’s quite good, so I’ve reconsidered watching it. Also, I read a comment from Vangelis, about how you can’t recreate what happened before, so that makes sense as to why he didn’t want to be involved. Why mess with perfection? There’s that saying: “A wise man changes his mind, but a fool seldom differs.” I’ll go with that and see the film at some point!

It does sometimes feel like you’re in a movie when you walk around in the winter wonderland that we in these parts are heading into. I like that.


Halloween Sam: The Candle Man

Halloween in June? Sure, why not! Just published “Halloween Sam: The Candle Man” – a short story/animation script.

Previously only available in my short story collection “Short Stories Volume 1,” this story has been a favourite of mine for a while now.

I’d love to team up with some animators and make this into a short movie one day! Maybe even expand it to a feature. I think the vivid imagery and musical elements (the character of Halloween Sam sings throughout the story), would make a stand-out film.

Like a free copy? Here’s a little contest! The first 3 people who can tell me who said “Everyday is Halloween” get a free copy! Leave a comment to win.

If you’d like to buy a copy, it’s at Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2t5WRCD

Also, you can buy it from many other ebook stores: http://www.davidsloma.com/book-stores

Happy reading!

Inspiration: David Lynch – Twin Peaks season 3

David Lynch photographed for GQ magazine, March 2017

David Lynch photographed for GQ magazine, March 2017

David Lynch, the filmmaker, painter, photographer, fine artist, coffee appreciator, and inner peace/meditation foundation founder is a real inspiration.

Later this month (on May 21st for you Peaks freaks, like me), season 3 of Twin Peaks begins which consists of 18 hours of new episodes, picking up from where the TV series left off in 1991 – about 26 years ago!

This new series is quite a feat for anyone to direct (and co-write, with Mark Frost), and more screen time than many directors have for their entires careers! What an accomplishment for David Lynch! And he’s 71 years old, too! Wow, BOB, wow! (Fans of the show will get that BOB reference.)

The date of 26 years ago also makes the prediction of the character of Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks true, when she said words to the effect of: “I’ll see you again in 25 years” – which was when season 3 was being made.

David Lynch has been a source of inspiration to me for many years, in both my creative endeavours and my life in general. So, thank you David Lynch, and I can’t wait to see the new season of Twin Peaks!

Twin Peaks – Official Series Site | SHOWTIME

The David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Book review

My video review of the Philip K. Dick book, from which the film Blade Runner was based:

Get the PKD book from here: http://amzn.to/2dYhCHm

The first book “The Blade Runner” by Alan E. Nourse: http://amzn.to/2f0psmf


V The Complete Series (1984) Boxed VHS set!

Going through my collection.

V The Complete Series (1984) Boxed VHS set!

Starring Robert Enguland, who also played Freddie from the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies! (This series came out just before Nightmare, I believe.) V was budgeted at 1 million dollars per episode, making it the most expensive TV series at the time.

Get it from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2e2NDzt

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