Richard D. Lewis

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Richard D. Lewis is a graduate of the Defense Information School’s writing, broadcast, and public affairs programs. He has published bylines and/or TV clips in Blackbelt Magazine, FILMINK, Fangoria.com, Rocket Magazine, Geek Monthly, P3 Production Update, Campus Circle, Astro News, Space Country Times, Air Force.mil, BeyondHollywood.com, The History Channel, AMC Theatres, AAFES Theatres, KTLA, Torrance Channel 3, AFN TV, AFBS TV, PBS, The Pentagon Channel, Milsat Magazine, Santa Maria Times, and The Lompoc Record.

Richard is a published songwriter on Aska’s Nine Tongues LP, writing lyrics of the acclaimed single “The Dream” and he wrote screenplay treatments for Geoff Nicholls of Black Sabbath—pitched to the Horror Channel in England. Richard is also creator of the award-winning Pentagon Channel TV newsmagazine Air Force Space Today and author of The Paranormal Christian and Return of the Paranormal Christian.

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IS IT REALLY ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHICS?Director Ridley Scott got some backlash recently for supposedly blaming millennials for the box office failure of his latest film, The Last Duel.Ridley is a legend in the game, with such commercial and critical successes as Alien (1979), G.I. Jane (1997), and The Martian (2015). The comments, reported by Variety and others came during his appearance on comedian Marc Maron’s podcast “WTF” on Monday. But did he really blame the millennials? Here’s what he actually said:“I think what it boils down to — what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these f#cking cell phones. The millennials do not ever want to be taught anything unless you are told it on the cell phone,” Scott continued. “This is a broad stroke, but I think we’re dealing with it right now...”Okay, at first glance the director does seem to be taking aim at that demographic (and he admits it is a broad stroke); but what I think he is really bemoaning is the changes in viewing habits – how young people, and all people, really – are viewing films in the most customizable, personal way. And yes, even on their cell phones.Jim Carrey made a passing but related comment that most people missed while promoting Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020, saying, “Watch it on the smallest device possible.” He was obviously being sarcastic, like – here’s this big-budget film we made for you in the scale and scope of cinema – so just watch it on a teeny-tiny screen.And others lament the fact that there are so many different platforms now. You can’t just go to the movies. You have to check Netflix, or Hulu, or Amazon, or Disney, or (fill in the streaming blank)…At the end of the day, filmmakers have to make compelling films – and trust they will find their way to audiences, even if that means leveraging the most random, streaming platform and teeny-tiny screens. It’s about the quality of the work.And this brings to mind Martin Scorsese when he hinted that The Irishman (2019) might have been the last picture he would make, because of the way superhero movies have commandeered the cinema.Really, it’s just about making good movies. A superhero flick can be just as thoughtful and nuanced as a mob opus. Just watch The Dark Knight (2008). And anyone who denies the heart and emotion of Endgame (2019) just isn’t paying attention.The great Scorsese admits to not watching those movies because he is not really interested, which is not much different than the old directors of the studio system era, who likely were not all that interested in Taxi Driver (1976).And if superhero films are what folks are flocking too, maybe market your historical epics like superhero films. I mean, The Last Duel (2021) is a superhero film in its own way. Knights donning armor and swinging swords at each other – heck, sometimes they even take on dragons (okay, okay, but they do…). Anyway, flinging yourself in full chain mail at a man who is swinging an axe or mace or sword at your head is some superhero shiz in my book.Scorsese is a master storyteller – he knows story when he sees it, and I am sure he would agree that true storytellers emerge in all forms and all eras, from the John Fords, to the Hitchcocks, to the Spielberg’s, to the James Gunn’s of the world; times may change, but story has been the same since humans first gathered around fires to tell tales.What we owe the millennials, is the same that we owed to all the generations who came before – exposure. Educate them on the virtues of the classics. Sure, some of them may roll their eyes when you tell them about your favorites, but many of them will be hooked. Just look at how we passed down King Kong (1933), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Psycho (1960), Bullitt (1968), or Jaws (1975) to so many generations – it’s quality. It’s timeless entertainment. Bottom line: just make your art – and let posterity decide. One thing Ridley said that no one can disagree with is he just makes the movies he likes with no regrets. He points out that people criticized Blade Runner (1982) and most people today agree that film is a masterpiece.“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve never had one regret on any movie I’ve ever made. Nothing. I learned very early on to be your own critic. The only thing you should really have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away,” said Scott.Or skip away, like Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Tin Man. ... See MoreSee Less
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Richard D Lewis, author of The Paranormal Christian: bridging the gap between unusual experiences and the biblical worldview.

The Paranormal Christian

Can a Christian be possessed? Do angels and demons dwell among us, engaged in spiritual warfare?

If you believe in the Bible, you have faith in the unseen. Unusual experiences are a testimony of the sacred scriptures and the supernatural never left us.

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