Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 55 in a series – So Many Setups

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To achieve this amount of material to use in the editing bay, directors would have to manage 78 to 100 camera set ups a day, an unheard of number in an era when 30 set ups were considered a long day.  They would also have to be free enough creatively to show the audience the metaphorical wizard behind the curtain.   

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From The Research Vault: French Open 2014: Andy Murray will be out to erase memory of Philipp Kohlschreiber drubbing

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French Open 2014: Andy Murray will be out to erase memory of Philipp Kohlschreiber drubbing

Blondie, the Monkees and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: these were Andy Murray’s musical touchstones as a child. As he explained on Friday, “My mum used to drive us a lot to and from tournaments that were five, six hours away, and singing was one way of keeping us amused.”

From The Research Vault: French Open 2014: Andy Murray will be out to erase memory of Philipp Kohlschreiber drubbing 

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A History of Screenwriting – 15 in a series – Athlete with Wand (W. K. L. Dickson, USA, 1894)

I teach several classes for the Stephens College Low-Residency MFA in Screenwriting, including History of Screenwriting. In fact, I created the curriculum for that course from scratch and customized it to this particular MFA in that it covers ‘Screenwriting’ (not directors) and even more specifically, the class has a female-centric focus.  As part History of Screenwriting I, the first course in the four-class series, we focus on the early women screenwriters of the silent film era  who male historians have, for the most part, quietly forgotten in their books. In this series, I share with you some of the screenwriters and films that should be part of any screenwriters education. I believe that in order  to become a great screenwriter, you need to understand the deep history of screenwriting and the amazing people who created the career. — Dr. Rosanne Welch


Athlete with Wand (W. K. L. Dickson, USA, 1894)

A History of Screenwriting - 15 in a series - Athlete with Wand (W. K. L. Dickson, USA, 1894)


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The Monkees and the 50 Year Charm from Why The Monkees Matter Book Signing, Book Soup, Hollywood [Video] (0:57)

This book signing at Book Soup was wonderful – good people, good conversation (before and after the signing). Just another example of the kind of quality positive people who have been drawn to The Monkees across generations – I even met a former head of publicity for ScreenGems who had some fun stories to tell. — Rosanne

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The Monkees and the 50 Year Charm from Why The Monkees Matter Book Signing, Book Soup, Hollywood

 

 

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Now, a deep study into anything can teach us much about everything. it’s why we teach critical studies in television in the first place and that’s why I wrote the book for my students, but I also wrote it in honor of — and to honor — all the fans who have loved the show hoping to see these people in concert again when they grow up and that dream was actually realized in the last so many generations and so that is pretty amazing. What’s interesting about The Monkees to me is anything that reaches the 50-year mark tends to get a little bit more respect finally. The Hula Hoop went from a kids craze to a staple in physical education classes. Today, it’s considered a very important thing. War surplus spam has become hip because people in  Hawaii started to eat it and then it was cool because that’s where it came from. Now Spam. you can go eat at restaurants. I don’t know why you would, but people do. This book, it tends to show how the 50-year charm has proven true for The Monkees.

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Women’s History Month – 31 in a series – Sandra Day O’Connor

Women’s History Month – 31 in a series – Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor’s place in history was secured when President Ronald Reagan appointed her as the first female to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. However, her role as the swing vote on an increasingly divided Court guaranteed that she will be remembered as far more than a pathbreaking symbol.

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Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection Volume One: Precolonial North America To The Early Republic – Dr. Peg A. Lamphier And Dr. Rosanne Welch, Editors

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 54 in a series – Metatextuality and The Monkees

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While metatextuality is largely the work of the writers and actors, the examples in the previous chapter also represent the work of many of the other creative craft departments involved in producing a television show, beginning with directors, editors, properties masters and costumers, all hand-picked by producers Schneider and Rafelson. The show even involved detailed work from the transportation department in the form of the design and creation of the Monkeemobile by Dean Jeffries, who had already created the Mantaray for Bikini Beach and Black Beauty for The Green Hornet.    

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Women’s History Month – 30 in a series – Lucy Stone

Women’s History Month – 30 in a series – Lucy Stone

An antislavery advocate and prominent suffragist, Lucy Stone is also remembered for refusing to change her surname upon her marriage. Stone was born on August 13, 1818, in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Francis Stone and Hannah Matthews. From her younger days, she was appalled at the subordination of women in her own household and the socially accepted unequal salary structure in school where she taught.

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Adapting Percy Jackson from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (0:54)

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Adapting Percy Jackson from A History of the Art of Adaptation

 

Transcript:

Now, the excellent work adapting Harry Potter was tossed away when they adapted the Rick Riordan series that my son loved — Percy Jackson. Loved these books and in many ways, they are ripoffs of Harry Potter. They just really are. I’m sorry. Kid finds out he’s a Greek god instead of the wizard. What’s the difference? All right, I going to be powerful and save the world. The problem is when they went to make these into movies they didn’t trust the source material. In the film version, this boy is 17. In the book, he’s 12. The thing that a child can say to his parents at 12 sound ridiculous and whiny if a 17-year-old says them. So they destroyed the support for that character by making him older and they only did that so that his best friend — his Hermoine — in the books can actually be the hot chick he wants to have a relationship with in the older books. So we don’t care about 12-year-olds having it we want the 16-year-old to have a girlfriend.

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Dr. Rosanne Welch (RTVF) speaks on the craft of history of film adaptations from the controversy of the silent film Birth of a Nation (protested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1915) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (to which author Truman Capote famously said, “The only thing left from the book is the title”) to The Godfather . Naturally, the behemoth in adaptation – Harry Potter (which depended on the relationship created by adapter Steve Kloves and author J.K. Rowling) will be discussed, as will the subject of this month’s celebration: Dune.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

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Women’s History Month – 29 in a series – Jhumpa Lahiri

Women’s History Month – 29 in a series – Jhumpa Lahiri

Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri is an award- winning American author of Indian ethnicity. Her first short story collection won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a popular movie.

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Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection Volume One: Precolonial North America To The Early Republic – Dr. Peg A. Lamphier And Dr. Rosanne Welch, Editors

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From The Research Vault: Micky Dolenz on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

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Micky Dolenz on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

In honor of Micky’s performances last weekend at Club 54 here’s a fun blast from the past clip of him being interviewed on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous back before the 1986 reunion tour – when he was working as a director and living in the lovely English home profiled in the show and playing polo.

Micky Dolenz on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

 

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