About Author: Jack Cormack

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Posts by Jack Cormack

  • Some time ago, I made a list of writing tips that work for me.  They may work for you, too.  I don’t always follow these guidelines.  Still, I try.  Enjoy. […]

    13 Writing Tips

    Some time ago, I made a list of writing tips that work for me.  They may work for you, too.  I don’t always follow these guidelines.  Still, I try.  Enjoy. […]

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  • John Barry’s James Bond soundtracks are all majestic.  Choosing one over the other is a game best played by those who like their martinis shaken, not stirred.  (OK, that was […]

    John Barry – Moonraker

    John Barry’s James Bond soundtracks are all majestic.  Choosing one over the other is a game best played by those who like their martinis shaken, not stirred.  (OK, that was […]

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  • The tightest, funniest, and most disturbing Stanley Kubrick film since Dr. Strangelove is (so I hear) the Vietnam movie soldiers love best.  In neat halves—the first part takes place in […]

    Full Metal Jacket

    The tightest, funniest, and most disturbing Stanley Kubrick film since Dr. Strangelove is (so I hear) the Vietnam movie soldiers love best.  In neat halves—the first part takes place in […]

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  • Accomplishment: I finished writing my second novel; I promoted to manager at work. Albums: I streamed 62.  Here are the top 10, with my favorite in bold. Fez Get Lost […]

    Jack: 2015

    Accomplishment: I finished writing my second novel; I promoted to manager at work. Albums: I streamed 62.  Here are the top 10, with my favorite in bold. Fez Get Lost […]

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  • Paul Verhoeven tends to invest formula (be it sci-fi in nature, or modeled on Hitchcockian suspense) with mad, pulp energy, as though he felt like anything short of a cackling, […]

    Paul Verhoeven

    Paul Verhoeven tends to invest formula (be it sci-fi in nature, or modeled on Hitchcockian suspense) with mad, pulp energy, as though he felt like anything short of a cackling, […]

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  • “Just Like Honey” opens Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut album. The song epitomizes the band’s signature cocktail of Beach Boys pop and V.U. fuzz. For a while, I […]

    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

    “Just Like Honey” opens Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut album. The song epitomizes the band’s signature cocktail of Beach Boys pop and V.U. fuzz. For a while, I […]

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  • In the hands of Gram Parsons, this Rolling Stones lament sounds even sadder than the original version.  His take on the song drips with yokel heartache, as though he had […]

    The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wild Horses

    In the hands of Gram Parsons, this Rolling Stones lament sounds even sadder than the original version.  His take on the song drips with yokel heartache, as though he had […]

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  • Still is a grab bag, an odds ‘n’ sods collection for Joy Division completists that is easy to fault for what it is not:  Next to the band’s studio albums, […]

    Joy Division – Still

    Still is a grab bag, an odds ‘n’ sods collection for Joy Division completists that is easy to fault for what it is not:  Next to the band’s studio albums, […]

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  • In his first few years of solo stardom, Van the Man would sometimes jam in a way I find honorable:  By repeating a simple lick on the guitar or piano (nothing […]

    Van Morrison – Listen to the Lion

    In his first few years of solo stardom, Van the Man would sometimes jam in a way I find honorable:  By repeating a simple lick on the guitar or piano (nothing […]

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  • Some observations: -Perhaps more than any other horror film of the 1990s, Scream acts as a fun history lesson.  In chiding and recycling the slasher film tropes of yesteryear, Wes […]

    The Best Horror Movies of the 90s: Scream

    Some observations: -Perhaps more than any other horror film of the 1990s, Scream acts as a fun history lesson.  In chiding and recycling the slasher film tropes of yesteryear, Wes […]

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