Don Zerilli Mooradian

Category Archives: movies

‘Brazil’ Song is a State of Mind

In keeping with the Rio Olympics theme, I offer you the song known mostly as Brazil but also as Old Brazil and originally as Aquarela do Brasil. It was written … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saroyan Tried to See the Best in People

April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide in which as many as 1.5 million men, women and children were systematically killed off by Ottoman … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broad City: Post-feminist role models

I am told we are in a “post-feminist” society or a third or fourth wave of Feminism, depending on how or who is counting. Fine. As a Baby Boomer, I … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Was the Blade Runner One of ‘Them’?

I have seen Blade Runner again, this one being the Director’s Cut, the 1992 slightly altered version of Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic. It was a midnight showing at the local … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trudging through Noir to Oblivion

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is an excerpt from my novel, working title Shiva’s Dance. Play the music attached at the bottom if you wish for some moody atmosphere. – Don Zerilli … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laura Nyro was her own genre

There was madness to Laura Nyro’s music. Some songs tip-toed gently as fairy’s feet on flower petals; others stomped like a ghetto gang charging down an alley—and any one of … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment