In 2013, our regular readers, flung far and wide though you may be, became accustomed to our posts, three times a week. All of that came to a grinding halt last Spring, when I lost someone extremely important to me.
Alan Sharp was a brilliant Hollywood screenwriter, my father’s best friend, and he was one hell of a man. I greatly admired him, and I loved him too. He was a big influence on me, and when I got news of his passing, my writing – and not just my writing – everything – came to a grinding halt.
We decided we would not post again at Ardent until we posted a piece about him. A tribute, in memoriam, whatever form it may take, we wouldn’t post again about our work, independent film, artists we admire, et cetera, until we wrote about him.
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