Todd Alcott
01 April 2012 @ 05:25 pm
The time has come for you to change your bookmarks.  Those who have not done so yet, please join me at www.toddalcott.com for all your Todd Alcott needs.  Screenplay analysis, true Hollywood stories, vague appraisals of current entertainment phenomena.

And, for those of you seeking crappy puns and business-related pith, I am on Twitter @toddalcott.

And, if that's not enough for you, join me on Facebook, just mention we've met through LJ.

Thanks!  Happy internetting!
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Todd Alcott
17 May 2010 @ 04:33 am

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The bizarre website Kosmix has a page for "Opinions and Discussions" about me.  I have no idea what Kosmix's brief is, because the articles cited on the page all seem to begin coherently, then spiral quickly into word-salad gobbledegook.  But I draw your attention to the above bio, which is presented there with calm authority, in spite of the fact that, past the first sentence, the entire thing is a complete fabrication.
 
The next time someone asks me for a bio, I'm turning this in.

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Todd Alcott
09 May 2010 @ 07:19 pm


It’s been a big internet week for me.  First, I launched this new blog (if you haven’t switched your Livejournal bookmarks, do so now!)  Then, out of nowhere, someone I’ve never even met made this smashing video out of a monologue I wrote 20 years ago, and it’s caught on like internet wildfire, and now, my good friend Heidi McDonald at The Beat has started re-posting some of my earlier comics-movies-related analyses, starting with my look at 1966’s Batman: The Movie.

This is the first time one of my blog pieces has been re-posted in another forum, but the reviews are in and readers are ecstatic!

“You are a complete idiot!” – vlucca

“Although I wouldn’t level the charge of “idiot” as vlucca does,I would say ‘misguided’ or “sloppy.’” – S. Chapman

“This so-called “analysis” …  seems to have missed the mark entirely!” – KET

“This isn’t so much analysis as it is a badly-written review of a film that the reviewer obviously doesn’t understand or appreciate!” – John

 
 
Todd Alcott
05 May 2010 @ 01:18 pm


The time has come for What Does the Protagonist Want to be its own blog.  Same author, same content, all the same comments, new URL.  Come on over!  Change your bookmarks now! Come over and say hi!

What Does the Protagonist Want?


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Todd Alcott
20 March 2010 @ 11:54 am
 For my readers who enjoy crappy puns and entertainment-related jokes, I now tweet a lot more regularly than I used to.

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Todd Alcott
04 January 2010 @ 06:13 am
Long-time WADPAW reader chrispiers, for those unaware, has an entertaining podcast, Television Zombies, where he and his like-minded cohorts discuss the most pressing issues of our day TV shows.  Chris has been following my Venture Bros analysis and asked me to contribute a little something to his show, and I was happy to oblige.  The podcast can be heard here or through your nearest iTunes thingy.  My contribution, where I gas on about how I go about my VB analysis, is toward the end, but the whole show is certainly entertaining enough to listen through, and features a guest-opening from Rusty Venture himself.

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Todd Alcott
19 October 2009 @ 09:48 am




I now tweet every now and then. I can't guarantee I'll tweet anything interesting, but I do tweet.



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Todd Alcott
11 March 2009 @ 04:39 pm




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Kriota Willberg, choreographer, anatomist and creator and co-director of The Bentfootes, now has a blog, in which she painstakingly analyzes movies from a medical perspective, with an accent on the fantastic. Could the events of Face/Off really happen? If so, how? What are the realities of the science of Fantastic Voyage, Young Frankenstein or Mr. Sardonicus? Only The Cinematologist knows.



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Todd Alcott
31 January 2009 @ 12:10 am




I was pleased as punch that What Does The Protagonist Want? was been linked to by the popular Spanish-language comics blog La Carcel de Papel.free stats

I admit I was a little confused when I discovered the reference to me the other day -- it's exceedingly rare that anyone confuses me with an authority on comics, much less someone from the Spanish-speaking world.  I read the piece with great interest, but alas, my Spanish is no better than what I have picked up by watching Dora the Explorer with my daughter.

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Todd Alcott
03 January 2009 @ 03:18 am




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Due to a rather pressing assignment, I haven't been able to spend as much time watching movies as I have intended this week. I am working my way through the tricky, labyrinthine plot machinations and Bergmanian psychological drama of the 1966 Batman, and will post my analysis soon.

Then, at the request of jacksonpublick , I'm going to analyze Steven Spielberg's Munich before I move on to the rest of the Batman movies. Fair is fair, it's the only Spielberg movie I have left to analyze and it doesn't seem fair to keep it hanging like that.

Last night, Urbaniak came over, as well as LA theater maven Lee Costello, and we watched The Miracle At Morgan's Creek, about which I may have something worthwhile to say when I have time. In the meantime I beg your patience.



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