What inspires the unimaginable and creates the potential for creation...

As both a writer and reader of dark fiction, I have seen one question appear in the forwards of books by some of my favorite authors, again and again: "Where do you get your ideas?" This question is a bugbear, a pesky insect that keeps on returning no matter how many times it's swatted away; so why the recurrence? I'm not going to try to pose an answer, as everyone's mental thought processes work differently, although I do think that Stephen King describes this phenomenon best in the introduction to his short story collection Night Shift:
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:06

So...tell me more about Christopher Nolan...

Written by Jeffrey Sinor

We know Christopher Nolan directed Inception. Now I want to know more about the maker..

A little more about Christopher Nolan would help me to understand at what angle he directed this movie. I love his style to include movies such as The Prestige, Insomnia, Memento, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Inception. He brings so much to a film and his philosophical approch has given me much joy in watching films again. I actually have to think when I leave the movie theaters!

Let's start with a quote of him walking on a beach (as per Empire The World's Biggest Movie Magazine - July 2010)...

"My mind did that. It put every grain of sand into my hand..." Not only that. "We all do this, every night, when we dream. Our minds create and perceive the world simultaneously. The mind is infinetely expansive, and infinitesimal..."

He's simple in the way he makes movies...

I recall reading about this in Fangoria magazine several years ago and getting really excited, because H. P. Lovecraft's work was going to get the big budget treatment it needed at last, especially in the capable hands Guillermo Del Toro, who directed Cronos, Mimic, Blade 2, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, and the Hellboy pictures. Then I heard that Del Toro was going to direct The Hobbit next and thought At the Mountains of Madness was going to be put on  hold indefinitely. However, all of that has changed and it looks as though my wildest cinematic imaginings are going to come true:

Guillermo Del Toro (and James Cameron) follow Lovecraft passion

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:23

The Hearse

Written by Charles Kline
Here's a radio script I wrote in 2009, which was inspired by an idea I got several years ago after driving home late one night and seeing a hearse on the highway. I began to wonder what would happen if I followed it and imagined the worst. Click on the title below to download a copy. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:53

Transmission Unknown

Written by Charles Kline

Produced at the Wildclaw Theatre Company's Deathscribe: Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival (Chicago, IL / October 2008)

Download the original radio script below and read it if you dare...

***If you have seen Inception please proceed with this article, if you have not, you may want to hold off until you have seen the movie***

The film cuts off at the end when Cobb spins his totem (which is a top). Per Cobb's explanation about the use of his totem in dream extraction and inception, he explains that his totem keeps spinning if he is in a dream state. If his top spins and eventually stops he would not be dreaming.

Soo...what are your guesses? Did Cobb make it out of limbo?

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