Monday, January 19, 2015

The Khan of Khans.

Well, welcome to 2015....19 days late. First and foremost happy birthday to my mother, a wonderful woman, and who helped me become the man I am today; may she have many more. I also am another year older as well. So much has been happening in the new year already. I have started school up again, which has been good thus far; intro to global business and working on my Masters project are the classes of the day, and I have put in my machinations to return to San Diego as well. I have started writing a musical, which promises to be quite amazing thus far in my development of it. Although I should be focusing on writing book 3 of my trilogy than working on another project, but what can I say. I go where my imagination leads me. So some fun things I've been watching lately are Penny Dreadful, very dark and disturbing take on English Victorian era fictional characters, and more recently I finished watching Netflix's Marco Polo, which has promised to become something very amazing. I don't know much about the history that occurs around 1262, and especially in the Far East, but Kublai Khan is a very fascinating individual along with Mongol and Chinese history being equally fascinating. The acting is superb, the characters compelling, and the writing was well written, but what really stood out to me was the cinematography; it was truly spectacular. Between House of Cards and Marco Polo Netflix really knows how shoot exquisite film. I would highly recommend the series to anyone, especially those who enjoy historical fiction. I also have to say that I am not necessarily a great fan of Chinese martial arts like Kung Fu per se, because a lot of the dramatizations tend to be whimsical, but in this show, they were very, very well done. I don't know how historically accurate it all is, especially their adaptation of Marco Polo, but the look and feel of it seems quite accurate based on my limited knowledge of the era. I also am working on developing a screenplay for a historical genre based film, and that is also going quite well. I have way too many irons in the fire, but I think that's how I like it; hot irons are nice, but I love fire. My current job and school make it difficult to do writing full time, but one day that is my hope. The world continues to spin out of control unfortunately, but I suppose we can all only save on fish that has washed up on the beach one at a time.

Marco Polo trailer

Penny Dreadful season 2 trailer

House of Cards season 3 trailer

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