Sunday, October 6, 2013

Red the Duck Makes New Friends


A Florida duck named Red, journeys away from the country farm life, in search of a better place, where he can make friends and belong. He meets an assortment of nice sea creatures when he moves to the Indian River. He lives happily on a pond with his new friends; a Shih-Tzu dog named Sweetie, turtles, and more! A wonderful lesson teaching children about belonging, and how to be proud of being different. This is a rhyming story with illustrations done by author, which includes Florida's wondrous wildlife, in full color. 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

There's Always Tomorrow



An Original Screenplay

Written 

by

Linda Stamberger

Available on the Kindle and Mobile Devices at Amazon.com!






Follow the life of Marie and her children, and how she meets the man who made her believe in living to the fullest, after suffering the most tragic event of her life. An intriguing multi-generational screenplay, with plenty of drama. Written from both the male and female perspective with fully fleshed characters, witty dialogue and interesting story premise, There's Always Tomorrow is about tragedy, redemption, and the ultimate...true love. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jagged Paradise--Florida Noir with a romantic suspense twist. Click link below to read a sample.




Jagged Paradise is a Florida thriller, with more twists and turns than a palm tree bent to the sea. Anna Gardinelli meets southern boy Dag Goody. Her childhood dream of living in the south is realized when they move to the sleepy coastal community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Sometimes dreams turn into living nightmares--but for whom? Romance, passion, murder and betrayal. Just another day in sunny paradise...a Jagged Paradise.



      

Florida Noir Films


Noir is a genre describing films and books that generally revolve around cynical characters in corrupt situations. Most famous are the detective films from the 1940’s; the tough guy cop or a fallen hero, a dame on the take, within a dark, almost foreboding setting. Think Maltese Falcon.

Florida noir films are a genre of films that take place in the sunshine state, yet have this same type of quality; broken characters in equally twisted, or dark situations. There is always a dilemma. Often there is a good guy vs. bad guy, and with Florida noir, a backdrop of windswept, stormy oceans and old Florida surroundings adding to the mystery and danger.


The most famous Florida noir would be Key Largo, with Humphrey Bogart. He’s a good guy, complex in his own right, yet comes up against the gangster’s at the hotel. There is a Florida hurricane brewing, if not equal to the heated tension within the hotel as the gangsters hold everyone hostage. There is a buildup of tension, exactly as the hurricane builds up, and affects the characters and plot as well.


One may also find a famous pairing in the noir films of powerful actors. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo, Joseph Cotton and Marilyn Monroe in Niagara, and any noir film with Orson Wells in general, powerhouse casting.

The old time noir films are special, because of the black and white film used, adding to the dark quality. Yet there are some modern films that have that classic noir appeal, such as “Body Heat,” with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt. Her character was a classy-looking lady, who played it cool but had an ulterior motive. Hurt, the somewhat beguiled lawyer, should have known better when it came to breaking the law, but he was infatuated with the siren woman, as she drew him into her web of deceit.


These are all examples of the inner workings of the noir formula, making for memorable scenes on the big screen and part of Hollywood nostalgia.


A Clip From Body Heat











Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Non-fiction



             
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