36 States and Counting

Same Sex Marriageby Ron Merk This is not a political message.  Human rights are not about politics.  They are mostly impeded by ignorance or outright mean thinking.  So, it was good news to hear that yet another state was added to the list of states that have approved same sex marriage.  The United States already has federal laws that allow...

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KODAK = F I L M

Kodak is Staying in the Film Business By Ron Merk I know this sounds like an odd thing to report, almost like saying that McDonald’s is staying in the fast food business. The fact is that Kodak has been literally synonymous with “film” for more than a century, actually more. George Eastman invented flexible film in 1889! However, progress in the...

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MEET BRUCE RAYMOND

Introducing Bruce Raymond and a New Column on Indieplex… RAYMOND’S RAMBLINGS By Ron Merk  I have known Bruce Raymond for four decades. He is a colleague and a friend. I’ve always thought of him as my “intellectual godfather,” or as the French would have put it, my eminence grise. If you don’t know that term, here’s a great definition and...

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How Long Will Your Film Live ?

Hard Time for Hard Drives Or What Happens to Your ‘FILM’ When Your Hard Drive Fails By Ron Merk   I’m going to make this piece short and sweet. Well, maybe not sweet. As my readers know, I’ve been banging the drum loudly on the issue of film preservation and long-term storage of our hard-fought battles to get a film...

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A Close Friend Remembers Rod Taylor

A Close Friend Remembers Rod Taylor – One of the Last Great Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age by Mike Tristano I first met Rod Taylor when I was working on the TV series “Outlaws” back in 1986.  Having always been a fan of his movies since I was young, and I was very excited to work with him.  I am a Weapons Expert and Master Armorer,...

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Another Bright Star Has Gone Out

Remembering Rod Taylor (1930-2015) by Ron Merk One of the last stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood has died.  Little was mentioned in the press of his passing on January 7, 2015.  I find it a bit sad that this is the case, and wanted to remedy the situation by a posting on Indieplex, including a personal recollection from...

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