Amanda Stevens's Blog (5)

Bond Rebooted

If you’ve been working too hard this summer, you need to take a break and go rent Casino Royale, the latest James Bond movie. Have you seen it? I resisted for a long time because I wasn't sure about the new guy. I wanted to see Clive Owen in the role and my second choice would have been Hugh Jackman. And, too, the last few Bond movies have been so bad that I completely lost interest in the franchise.…


Added by Amanda Stevens on August 4, 2007 at 9:35am — No Comments

The Dollmaker Theme

If you've been around in the synth scene for a while, you've probably heard of the German band Placebo Effect. In 1999, frontman Axel Machens started a new project, Breathe.…


Added by Amanda Stevens on July 2, 2007 at 10:56am — No Comments

A Monster in My Backyard

There was a monster in my backyard where I grew up.

Okay, not literally in my backyard, but only a few miles away in the White…


Added by Amanda Stevens on July 1, 2007 at 12:50pm — No Comments


In my exhaustive search for the best southern name ever for a continuing character I plan to introduce in my next thriller, I ran across an article called “Namestorming”… Continue

Added by Amanda Stevens on June 1, 2007 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments


Some weeks back, I guest-blogged on another site about a concept known as spontaneous generation—the likelihood of people exposed to the same mass media stimuli coming up with the same idea. This theory can explain why two movies with the same premise can be released by two different studios at virtually the same time. Armageddon and Deep Impact, for…


Added by Amanda Stevens on May 25, 2007 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

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