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Monday, February 13, 2017

Report Card---"Hacksaw Ridge"

"Hacksaw Ridge is the last DVD that I received that I considered worthy of Best Picture.
It takes place during World War 2, and is about a young conscientious objector, who nevertheless sees quite a bi of action without a gun in his hands.  To the point where he receives the highest medal for bravery.
It's quite a story.

On to the scoring:   

Is it interesting?


Compelling even?


Is it a story worth telling?


Is it good storytelling?


Is it well written?


Is it well cast? Well played?

From top to bottom.

Well shot?


Did the director put such a personal stamp on it so that no one else could have made it?

It was Mel Gibson.  Who am I to say no?

How long does it take to establish the film's locale and time period?


Is it too long? Too short?


Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?.

Yes,, and yes.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

Not at all predictable.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

It's quite thought-provoking.
Is it funny?

Has its moments.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

My arm could be twisted on this one.

Is it impressive?


Overall grade: A.

Yet again another rip-roarer.

My books, "Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at
And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.


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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."