Blog of E Anthony Collins (Tony)

The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Teacher   W: anthonycollinsfilm.com

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What is the difference between feeling and thought?

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

A difference between feelings and thoughts?  It’s possibly as simple as breaking it down to this: Do I feel  X? or Do I feel like X?  One is a feeling (the first) and the other (the second) is a thought. Why is this an issue for me? I have begun a process of “talking therapy” as a…

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A filmmaker’s night downtown

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

I have recently become a reader and contributor to the doculink.com listserv.  I am inspired by some of the “doculinker” filmmakers who spend their nights downtown with their cameras to document the situation, at the risk of arrest. http://www.doculink.org/ Other are being told by filmmakers in many parts of the world, beyond downtown LA–stories about struggle by…

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How is filmmaking studied in schools?

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

I participate in an oftentimes interesting online dialogue at: http://www.doculink.com In a recent thread a writer wrote in response to a query about the best way for someone to learn to be a filmmaker: “…she’d be better off as a producer and writer — writing is one of her strengths — than as a director and editor,…

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Obama’s triggers for bombing Iran

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

A military skirmish or war would be a horrid turn of events, in my view. The US (its government and the general majority of its population) is truly ignorant and arrogant about Iran and most of what Iran represents.  In this sense I am referring to the cultural history of Iran, and Islamic belief as…

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About my friend, RL “Bob” Morgan

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

I want to write about the struggle of my friend, Bob Morgan, who is battling with cancer.  He has an ongoing blog that describes the process of treatment he is undergoing—please visit his blog at:   www.bobmorgan.org/bword/ Bob and I have had a friendship since we were age 3.  Bob has blossomed as a man, husband,…

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My ranging and restless mind

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

Hello and welcome to all! I am Anthony Collins and this is my first post on my first blog site. I am using this blog site to write and reflect upon what I know, observe, do, and seek in my daily life and more. I welcome your comments and input. I am in the process…

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Joni Mitchell, “The Circle Game”

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

I admit it—I have always been in love with Joni Mitchell.  Of course, I have never met her but I know I would love her more if I ever did.  I do know that I love so many of the songs she has written and recorded, and the way she plays and tunes the acoustic…

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Beautiful Kabul, with snow

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

Kabul and Afghanistan, in general, are very beautiful places to visually SEE and experience, although it is true that its aesthetic beauty is trumped by a dark reality of death and suffering. There a lot of ways to die in Afghanistan and this fact is present everywhere, all around you. With this photo of Kabul…

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Is a work of Art (and/or the process of making Art by an Artist) a form of scholarship and scholarly research?

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

The short response to the question is “yes, sometimes.”  When an artist is able to reflect, articulate, and contextualize their art work, then “yes, work in Art is a a form of scholarship and scholarly research.”  However, wait, not so fast.  It’s not that easy.  The question is either hotly debated or flippantly dismissed. The…

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A Romney-Palin ticket? Tell me it’s true!

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

A Romney-Palin ticket in ’12?  Sarah Palin for VP?  I couldn’t stop laughing, in between my gasps for air, when I read this article.  Yeah baby, bring ’em on. http://news.yahoo.com/sarah-palin-vice-president-again-205900862.html I am all for a Romney-Palin ticket because it is the best and surest possible way to ensure an Obama victory.  It would be mayhem…

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