Ever been star struck? I guess if I knew more about the movies, I might be more so, but that hasn’t stopped me asking questions of some of the instructors we’ve had at The Film School course on screen writing that I’m on at the moment. Here’s writing maestro Stewart Stern who wrote the screen play for Rebel Without A Cause and winner of an Emmy for Sybil, starring Sally Feild and Joanne Woodward. We celebrated Stewart’s 89th birthday last week with a cake inscribed “Old Guys and Writers Rule” after an inscription on one of his many baseball caps. Part of the course includes acting classes, some led by Tom Skerritt, who played Viper in Top Gun with Tom Cruise and who appears in many other films and TV shows. The idea is that we need to understand what an actor does (or should be able to do), and write scripts accordingly. Tom makes me want to take up acting classes big time. He can take a simple line and turn it into a life time turning poin
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First Pitch: Top Baseball Movies for Opening Day
Detroit Sports Donks

Well ladies and gentlemen, after a long winter it’s time to pour yourself a tall one, grab a hot dog and crack open a bag of peanuts. It’s Opening Day 2011. To start off this season on the right foot, the Donks would like to share our top five baseball movies. If we missed one of your favorites let us know in the comments. Enjoy the season Donk City and Go Tigers: 1. Field of Dreams (1989) 7.6/10 IMDB 2. Major League (1989) 6.9/10 IMDB 3. The Sandlot (1993) 7.5/10 IMDB 4. Bull Durham (1988) 7/10 IMDB 5. The Natural (1984) 7.4/10 IMDB *Bonus clip for Tiger Fans: What else says Opening Day like the voice of summer, Ernie Harwell. Donk Rating 10/10