Category Archives: Film takes

How do you solve a problem like Melissa?

My apologies to “The Sound of Music”, but BBC’s Apprentice Melissa Cohen, represents a real conundrum to modern day businesses and communities. In the film, very un-nun-like “Maria” played by screen legend Julie Andrews, represents a big problem for the … Continue reading

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What kind of sycophant are you?

cries Glen Close’s Cruella¬†de Ville. “What kind of sycophant would you like me to be?” replies her servant (ops director?). Does film mimic life in the boardroom, in the 1996 film “101 Dalmatians”? I was sitting in a board meeting … Continue reading

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“A man’s gotta know his limitations”

Inspector Harry Callaghan seems to utter a profound truth. How can knowing your limitations be a positive thing? In Magnum Force, legendary “Dirty Harry” played by Clint Eastwood dishes out justice. If we look beyond the methods he uses for … Continue reading

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