Cartoon Legend Joseph Barbera passed yesterday at the age of 95. It was my good fortune to meet both Mr. Barbera and Mr. Hanna while doing a cartoon for their studio in the nineties. On one of my frequent visits to the old Hanna-Barbera Studio complex I was able to introduce my father to Joseph, (Both Italian and only a year apart in age they got along great.) it remains one of my fondest memories. Mr. Barbera's office was filled with memorabilia, but as an obviously devout Catholic, he was most proud of those which commemorated his audience with the Pope. Thank you Mr. Barbera for all the wonderful smiles. Later, Paul Parducci
Just saw Michael Schorr's brilliantly written and directed story about the rebirth of artistic passion: Schultze Gets the Blues. Highly recommended. It's playing all month on Showtime Later, Paul Parducci
PS: Sorry for the paucity of posts this month. But my plate has been very full.
It had to happen... I have begun shooting my next film. (I've moved my recently completed script onto the shelf for the time being and decided to pursue another idea instead.) At the end of the day this decision was one of pure instinct.In a strange way I think the script I just wrote prepared me for this project. I am working in a whole new way as well. I hate to be so cryptic. But if I could explain it all here, there would be no reason to make a movie. Thanks for checking in. Later, Paul Parducci
Congratulations to my great friends Dave and Susan Konig on their new Radio Show! The fun starts this week: Monday December 4th 2006. They are both super smart and super funny and I guarantee you will LOVE this Show. Here's everything you need to know:
SPEAK NOW...OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE STARRING DAVE KONIG & SUSAN KONIG Monday - Friday 10 AM - 12 Noon eastern 7 AM - 10AM West coast Sirius Satellite Radio The Catholic Channel 159 Call in! 1-888-3-CATHOLIC Enjoy! Later, Paul Parducci