Back in June, I discussed Eric Devine’s young adult novel Press Play, which has since been published in October.
I was impressed by Devine’s idea to create a book trailer — like a movie trailer, but for his book — and display it at the local movie theatre in his home town of Waterford, New York.
A film features prominently in the book, and Devine is using the movies to promote it.
Devine’s book trailer was played multiple times before the films, inviting viewers to purchase Press Play at the mall bookstore where the cinema is located.
I think this is inspired.
Even better — Devine saw my blog post about his book trailer and was nice enough to share a link so we could all take a look:
Thanks Eric — and congrats again on the book and your brilliant marketing campaign! Can’t wait to read it.
The Sticky Egg is 5 years old today!
(All gifts accepted — cash, checks, gift cards, candy…especially candy.)
Thanks for sticking with me all these years!
I am fascinated by the critics’ take on the movie Chef, which is currently 88 percent fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.
I found it stale and oh-so-overcooked.
I watch a lot of Food Network, so I had high hopes for the film’s ‘recipe’: a chef gets fired after he starts a Twitter war with a restaurant critic, and opens a food truck.
Seems new, seems current.
Turns out all the conflict that drives the film is in the first 15 minutes. After the chef (Jon Favreau) loses his job, everyone and everything starts working in his favor.
I don’t want to give away the ending in case you plan to see it. But let’s just say that, once the food truck is parked —
Nothing really happens then, either. Or if it does, they don’t show it.
Because conflict might wake you up out of your food coma.
I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…
My blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds of late have been filled with praise for The Bridges of Madison County, which ended its too-short Broadway run this past Sunday.
I was fortunate enough to see the show twice, including its final performance. But for those of you who were not able to attend — and perhaps have smiled indulgently at my near-obsessive behavior — I wanted to give you a taste of the quality performance I enjoyed.
Here’s Steven Pasquale performing “It All Fades Away” for the studio recording. (The note at 3:20 literally fills your head during the live performance.)