Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million People; Snowden Vindicated


Just screened tonight was the two hour film which will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. Please consider The Guardian article Citizenfour Review – Poitras'' Victorious Film Shows Snowden Vindicated. Citizenfour must have been a maddening documentary to film. The film is named for a pseudonym Snowden used with Poitras.) Once again I salute Edwards Snowden as an all-American hero. On second thought, make that an all-world hero.

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Marvel’s Endgame or How to Be a Superhero

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Avengers Avengers: Endgame English-language films Fiction Fictional characters Films Films using computer-generated imagery IMAX films Infinity Infinity Gems Nanotechnology in fiction ThanosI don’t know about you, but I happen to be a Marvel movie superhero fanatic. I’m one of those weird people who has watched all 22 of the Marvel movies over the past 11 years, several of them more than once, including the latest, Endgame.


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YOU are Your Own Superhero!

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Alan Weiss Creative works energy English-language films Films God in fiction Human Interest Robert SuperI had a very interesting dream last night about a “Female National Super Hero” who supported us all through the coronavirus until things were better.

How to Get Beyond Paralysis by Analysis

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized 11:59 analysis paralysis chair Christmas coach confusion despair English-language films Films Hospitality Recreation Hotels & Motels marketing paralyzed by writing stopped stuck worried worry writing a book You Got to MoveMy internal dialog started in 2008 when I decided to write another book to help me market my services. Here’s what my mind used to say: “Yeah, that’s a great idea for my second book! Let me think about it for awhile.”

Change Doesn’t Come Through Anger and Hate

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Anger Edmund Burke But Emotions English-language films Ethics Facebook Film Good and evil Human behavior Rise: Blood Hunter Robert P.S. Remember United StatesThese days, the political landscape is incredibly divisive. I spent some time browsing through Facebook this past weekend and was surprised to see that more than half the posts were political in nature. And many were downright nasty, ridiculing those in the opposing political party.

Fearlessness is About Being, Not Doing

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Aware Creative works Doesn energy English-language films Fearless Human Interest life energy LinkedIn Musicians social media hamster wheel SongsWhen we think about fearlessness and about fearless marketing, we think of things like courageous, bold action. We think of taking risks, doing creative things and really swinging out there. And all of that can be very inspiring. But have you noticed that it usually doesn’t last very long? For one, it can be exhausting.

Milk? Seriously? The Perfect Response When Things Go Sour

David A Fields

Last week, an expertly trained professional gently removed the thin film of grime and buffed some new-age, uber protective coating onto my sedan. Sometimes things just go wrong. How you handle the situation as a consultant makes all the difference. For instance, one of life’s little pleasures is a freshly detailed car. And as I tootled down the highway, I couldn’t help but slow down and admire the deep, burnished glow of the metallic black hood.

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Seth's Blog: Create a vacuum, don't fill it

Seth Godin Blog

The goal of that short film or that sales letter or that invitation to a seminar shouldn't be to answer every question and completely describe what's on offer. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014.

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Developing a picture

Seth Godin Blog

That used to involve putting film or paper into a chemical bath. The goal of the bath was to uncover what was already on the film. You could have a small influence over what happened, but almost all the work involved setting up the shot in the first place.

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The 7 People Every Consultant Must Have On Their Team

David A Fields

Successful, independent consultants know the same thing (about consulting, not films). Successful, independent filmmakers know one person can’t make a movie. At a minimum they need a director of photography to run the camera, a sound person, a lighting person/gaffer (I’ve always wanted to use the word gaffer in a blog), plus a production assistant.

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Why sustainability isn’t the next digital transformation

The Source

Like a lot of people, I’ve had a great deal of time over various periods of lockdown and quarantine to listen to podcasts. One of my personal favourites has been Scriptnotes —a show that covers the inside secrets of Hollywood and the screenwriting profession.

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Lack of Perspective: When Determination Leads to Disaster

Tom Spencer

Consider Kodak, a company famous for its photographic film products. It persisted so much with its film-based business model that it failed to appreciate the opportunities and threats of digital photography, a technology that the company itself invented in 1975.

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Smart people

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Smart people are everywhere in film. Loved this video which shows some of the ways films portray “smart” This includes: memorising things solving a Rubik’s cube being mean writing on glass and other things you shouldn’t write on never having to work on anything being smart at one thing makes you smart at everything If […].

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Classical music and documentaries

Seth Godin Blog

Check the ratings, whichever magazine or website you choose: Classical music and documentary films almost always get more stars and higher ratings than pop music and feature films.

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How to Lead from the Jumpseat & Help Your People Thrive w/Peter Docker Ep#130

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Now he's a keynote speaker and consultant working with the most senior levels in oil & gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking, television, film, media, manufacturing and services.

290: Frank Schaeffer—Why Don't We Fall In Love, Have Children, And Save The Planet, Now?

On the Brink Podcast

It has been one of discovering himself, what really matters, and how, from this new-found purpose, he has emerged as an author, film director, screenwriter, public speaker.and an inspiration. Hear how to really find more happiness in your life.

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Fearless Women Leading Protests And Shattering Stereotypes

On the Brink

Kotes, a film production designer and activist. “We Photo courtesy of EPA, via Shutterstock. Smashing another myth again!

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Academy Awards Episode: “Parasite” and “American Factory”

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir celebrate Academy Awards week by discussing two of their favorite nominations: the film “Parasite” and the documentary “American Factory.” ” Economy Cross-cultural management Global strategy Audio

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How Brilliant Fearless Women Are Rewriting The Script In Hollywood

Simon Associates

And once again, women have been largely (and very noticeably) snubbed by the film industry. Sidelining women in film is a recurring pattern, not a one-off. Once again, it’s awards season in Hollywood.

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CMOs—Now Is the Time to Assess Your Digital Skills


While many of the headline speakers at Cannes hailed from the creative communities of film, TV, and, of course, advertising, much of the festival’s real action took place around the booths of tech leaders such as Google, Facebook, and Tencent. Commentary Monday, June 27, 2016. The Cannes Lions festival, which wrapped up June 25, bills itself as “Eight days dedicated to the power of creativity.”

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Groundhog Day, Italian Style


Those who wish to understand Italian politics need only watch the American film classic “ Groundhog Day “ The movie stars Bill Murray who portray weatherman Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

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Writing from the pros

Consultants' Consultant

So get pro – here are some excellent tips from professional writers like Steven Pinker, Stephen King, and film and tv writers whose names you don’t know, but whose works you do […]. Consultants Consultant: If you send emails, write reports, web pages or brochures as part of your job then you are in fact a professional writer.

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Getting the joke

Seth Godin Blog

” When we encounter a fashion, a film or some other cultural artifact that the critical establishment has celebrated, it’s easy to not understand it. “But why is this important?”

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How will VR Impact the Online Casino Industry?

Tom Spencer

VR could be used to enhance customer immersion in ways that were previously not possible or even imaginable, such as using actual film footage as part of the experience or putting players into a backdrop from the film.

Will strategy consultants (again) be the masters of the universe?

The Source

What the film tapped into, of course, was the public perception that consultants were arrogant know-it-alls, spotty business school graduates who felt they had the experience to tell captains of industry what to do. Thirty years ago, a documentary about consulting aired.

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Bonus: A game design history…

Seth Godin Blog

For no really good reason, I filmed this long riff about my experience with the early days of video and adventure games. Two videos for when you might have time. Probably more 1980s game history than you wanted to know.

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Job Hub: Pixar Animation Studios Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Two of its fourteen feature films – “Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story 3” – are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, while an impressive thirteen of the fourteen are in the 50 highest-grossing animated films of all time. Pixar, now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.

The Wizard and the Prophet

Seth Godin Blog

It delivers on so many things that we want a book to do–it could never be replicated by a website or even a film. This is my book of the year. The audiobook is even better… It’s engaging, powerful and resonates really deeply.

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France Goes After Actor Salaries; Sunday Shopping "Reform" French Style


The Wall Street Journal reports In France, Popular Actors May Pay for Change in Funding for Films. 1, the Centre National du Cinéma, the government agency that funds film production, will shun films in which the pay to the star actors exceeds a certain percentage of production costs. The limit varies depending on the budget; it is set at 5% for films costing between €8 million and €10 million. In trade negotiations, the film subsidy has been targeted by the U.S.

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Start with the easy tests

Seth Godin Blog

And if you want to make a feature film, figure out how to create a delightful three-minute short first. If you call tech support, it’s likely that they’ll ask you to turn your computer on and off.

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How to Clarify Your Ideal Consulting Client

Consulting Matters

And once you get that clear, this is how you know you have enough clarity on your ideal client: If you were going to film a movie about your ideal client and you were the, let's say you were going to be the movie director.take the movie director test.

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United Breaks Noses: A Counter-Argument

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

In all three cases, "do-gooders with phones" thought the best way to deal with a situation they didn't understand was to film it and share it. We've all heard the story by now: United is cruel, because they body-shamed some little girls over their leggings. United is vicious because they beat up some old guy and dragged him off the plane. And American is just as awful because they almost punched a baby and took away his mommy's stroller. Oh, what a world!

Are You Living Your Dream?

Chad Barr

In 1928, his short film Steamboat Willy , starring the character “Mickey Mouse,” was a national sensation. It was the first animated film to use sound, and Disney provided the voice for Mickey.

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Looking to Drastically Reduce College Costs? Study Abroad!


My oldest son is studying film-making in one of Europe''s newest and most modern film schools, located right here in Tallinn, for 3,400 EUR total per year. By the end of his BA, he''ll be some 10,000 EUR in debt (I am paying some of his expenses), but has studied under internationally-known film-makers, has participated in several international film festivals with his own films, and has trained on cutting-edge equipment.

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It’s Just a Number, Right

Chad Barr

December 16, 1950, Shirley Temple, the award winning, adorable child actress retired from films at the ripe old age of 22. I’m going to be straight up honest with you.

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Misunderstanding quality

Seth Godin Blog

They thought that what would ensure their future was better fidelity film. And without a doubt, they delivered on the promise of ever better film stock, with all the things a professional photographer could hope for. As they gained market share, they doubled down on image quality, raising their prices to support cameras and film that would compete with Kodak''s leadership in fidelity. Kodak, of course, ruled their world.

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31 Positive Life Changing Quotes YOU Will Remember

Rick Conlow

Renata Adler, author, journalist, and film critic. . Capture these positive life quotes and their wisdom. The past year produced unprecedented challenges with the pandemic, political instability, and climate changes.

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How to Trust Your Gut and Find Your Path to Success with Kelly Collins-Lintz

Consulting Matters

” I was able to be in Atlanta on the very ground floor of what has now become one of the biggest film and television industries in the country. Kelly: We moved to Atlanta and that’s when I really got my start in film and television.

How many hops?

Seth Godin Blog

You make a short film. Some things, like your next job, might happen as the direct result of one meeting. Here I am, here's my resume, okay, you're hired. But most of the time, that's not the way it works. You meet someone. You do a small project. You write an article. It leads to another meeting. You do a slightly bigger project for someone else. That leads to a speaking gig. Which leads to an consulting contract. And then you get the gig.

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

Claris Consulting

Why does Tom Brady spend voluminous hours studying film of his opponents? Tom Brady studies film to find one weakness in his opponent to win the game. Why does Jeff Bezos start his senior leadership team meetings in silence? Why does world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman continue to practice eight hours per day after playing professionally for 50 + years? Why does Taylor Swift still take voice lessons? We each do what we do because we believe that something beneficial will happen.

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