A Night At The Movies With Artist Judy Mastrangelo: Take 3

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This wonderful new interview series with Judy Mastrangelo is all about the movies. This is a seven part series… Let’s delve in!

Films have always inspired my life and my art, ever since I was young.  They fulfill needs for fantasy, excitement, etc., which can be experienced vicariously by everyone who loves to partake in the adventure of this delightful art form.

I don’t watch movies all day long, only when I have some time to spare for them.  But many great movies stay with me forever in my memory. Several of the films I mention here, I’ve seen several years ago.  But they were so enjoyable that sometimes they will come to mind, and I’ll enjoy thinking about them and the actors who were in them.  I find the realm of film a magical place of enrichment for my soul, since when I visit it, I can become other characters, visit fascinating lands, and partake in exciting adventures.

Personally, I enjoy both the old and the new films.  They each have something to offer.

FANTASY:

Here are two Fantasy films involving children, which I feel are so wonderful that they can be enjoyed by all ages:

THE NEVER-ENDING STORY  1984

What an imaginative and beautifully done film this is, starring Barret Oliver as a shy Bastian, who goes into a fantasy world with a dragon, gnomes, and many other delightful characters.  It is one of my favorite fantasy movies.  Two more sequel films came after this first one, but this still remains my favorite of the three.

THE BLUE BIRD 1940 ~ starring Shirley Temple

MGM wanted Shirley to star in THE WIZARD OF OZ film as Dorothy, but they couldn’t use her since she was not permitted to break her contract with the film studio she was working with at the time.  So, as an alternative, she was cast in a fairy tale written by Maurice Maeterlinck with co-stars Nigel Bruce and Gale Sondergaard, etc.  It was a beautiful fantasy movie but not very successful.  A memorable scene to me was where she meets children waiting to be born.  The beautiful backgrounds are reminiscent of a gorgeous Maxfield Parrish painting.

 

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A Night At The Movies With Artist Judy Mastrangelo: Take 2

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

JUDY MASTRANGLEO - Version 3

This wonderful new interview series with Judy Mastrangelo is all about the movies. This is a seven part series… Let’s delve in!

Films have always inspired my life and my art, ever since I was young.  They fulfill needs for fantasy, excitement, etc., which can be experienced vicariously by everyone who loves to partake in the adventure of this delightful art form.

I don’t watch movies all day long, only when I have some time to spare for them.  But many great movies stay with me forever in my memory. Several of the films I mention here, I’ve seen several years ago.  But they were so enjoyable that sometimes they will come to mind, and I’ll enjoy thinking about them and the actors who were in them.  I find the realm of film a magical place of enrichment for my soul, since when I visit it, I can become other characters, visit fascinating lands, and partake in exciting adventures.

Personally, I enjoy both the old and the new films.  They each have something to offer.

Of course, I enjoy a great love story.  Some of my favorites include:

CLEOPATRA – 1963

This great “cast of thousands” is a sumptuous version showing the torrid, stormy and steamy great romance between Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) and Anthony (Richard Burton).  In the making of this movie, these two great actors fell in love in real life, which led to a real life torrid, stormy and steamy marriage between them.

STAR WARS: EPISODE II – Attack of the Clones – 2002

This is the magnificent ill-fated romance between Padmé (Natalie Portman) and the young Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).  I feel this is a beautifully done film, with wonderful acting, sets, and story.  I love the music by John Williams also.

 

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A Night At The Movies With Artist Judy Mastrangelo: Take 1

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

JUDY MASTRANGLEO - Version 3

This wonderful new interview series with Judy Mastrangelo is all about the movies. This is a seven part series… Let’s delve in!

Films have always inspired my life and my art, ever since I was young.  They fulfill needs for fantasy, excitement, etc., which can be experienced vicariously by everyone who loves to partake in the adventure of this delightful art form.

I don’t watch movies all day long, only when I have some time to spare for them.  But many great movies stay with me forever in my memory. Several of the films I mention here, I’ve seen several years ago.  But they were so enjoyable that sometimes they will come to mind, and I’ll enjoy thinking about them and the actors who were in them.  I find the realm of film a magical place of enrichment for my soul, since when I visit it, I can become other characters, visit fascinating lands, and partake in exciting adventures.

Personally, I enjoy both the old and the new films.  They each have something to offer.

Some of my favorite directors:

PETER JACKSON:

I feel Peter is one of the greatest living directors of Fantasy today, most notably, his movies based on the films written by Tolkien.  They all have fantastic and imaginative scenery, plus amazing and endearing fantasy characters: Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit.

FRANK CAPRA

Capra was a great director (winning 3 Oscars for Best Director, Producer and Writer), who created some of the most beloved films, including “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.”  His films had some very popular actors such as James Stewart and Gary Cooper. I find them all very heartwarming, and always a delight to watch.

 

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Dreams of an Artist – Part Two: An Interview with Artist Judy Mastrangelo

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

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This is the second part of our interview with Judy Mastrangelo. Judy is a talented artist and author who has worked on a variety of projects. I would strong recommend that you check out her books on Amazon.

With this interview I wanted to delve into the creative process behind her art. Why don’t we ask a few questions and see what nuggets we can learn from this very talented person.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

When I was young, I was asked to play the piano in front of my school during an assembly. My teacher told me that I could not use my sheet music, and had to play the piece from memory. I sat down at the piano, and my mind went blank. So after just staring at my hands for a few seconds, I then stood up and had to walk away, as I heard the embarrassing sounds of a giggling audience.

What is an artistic outlook on life?

I feel that to see the world as a beautiful place, all fitting together in an amazing way, is a wonderful artistic way to look at life.

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Dreams of an Artist: An Interview with Artist Judy Mastrangelo

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

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This interview is with Judy Mastrangelo. Judy is a talented artist and author who has worked on a variety of projects. I would strong recommend that you check out her books on Amazon.

With this interview I wanted to delve into the creative process behind her art. Why don’t we ask a few questions and see what nuggets we can learn from this very talented person.

Why do you do what you do?

I do my artwork since it is my main talent, and I love it so much. It gives me great joy to create, and I always have the hope that I will inspire others with my art.

How do you like to work?

I create when I come to the time of day where there is free time to relax, medi-tate, and paint to my heart’s content.

Can you tell me a little about your background?

I come from an artistic family. Both of my parents are artists. My mother paints mostly realistic figures and landscapes in oil with a palette knife. My father is a sculptor, watercolorist, and caricaturist. My brother is a professional classical and flamenco guitarist and music arranger.

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Press Release

Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo Set to Be Interviewed by Popular Herbalist Susun Weed

Popular artist and author Judy Mastrangelo breaks into new creative markets and will be interviewed by Susun Weed.
LEICESTER, U.K.May 9, 2016PRLog — It was announced earlier this week that artist and author Judy Mastrangelo would be sitting down for a recorded interview with expert herbalist Susun Weed to discuss her recent artistic projects, and her creative philosophy.

The popular artist has already received great acclaim with her series of books entitled “PORTAL TO THE LAND OF FAE”, and her “BOOK OF ANGELS”.  Her poetry books entitled: “TIME FOR BED RYHMES”, “ROCK~A~BYE RHYMES”, and “POEMS FROM TOY LAND” have also received wonderful reviews. Judy Mastrangelo endeavored to have her work resemble the traditional artwork in an old fashioned story book. She spent a lot of research time discovering costumes that children would wear at the turn of the century so that they would be in keeping with that era. Her third book has been done in her acrylic on canvas style that most people are used to.  You can learn more about all of her books here: https://judymastrangelo.com/news-2/

Mastrangelo has also recently launched a new podcast series that has taken her art to a new online audience. Her podcast series centers on each of her artistic projects and discusses the creative process she went through with each one.

Judy Mastrangelo also announced that she has several exciting endeavors currently in the works, including a series of audiobooks that will be released through Amazon later this year.

Judy will be interviewed by Susun Weed on the 17 MAY, AT 9:00PM, USA EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. More details on all of these projects can be found by visiting Judy’s official website www.judymastrangelo.com  or look at her “news page” https://judymastrangelo.com/news-2/ , or by emailing her press office at nick@nickwale.org.

Painting, Writing, Creating: An Interview with the Very Talented Judy Mastrangelo

JUDY MASTRANGLEO - Version 3Artist and author Judy Mastrangelo recently announced that she will be moving her art into several new and exciting projects. These new products will be developed from her artwork, which is in her new Poetry Ebooks, recently published on Kindle. Judy has also been working on a brand new series of podcasts that have been received with warmth by her fans. You can check them out here.

This interview is with that talented artist who has turned her attention to create so many beautiful projects. Her wonderfully illustrated books have been well received, and this interview should give you a taste of her talent… Let’s begin, and learn more about the creative genius behind the books…

Why was it important for you be creative? What drove that ambition? It’s very easy for me to be creative. It just comes naturally. This is not exactly an ambition, it’s just the way I’m made. I’m creative in everything I do, including cooking, sewing, dance choreography, painting and writing. I enjoy doing many things, and creativity works hand in hand with my love of life.

How closely does your imagination follow the work you put on paper? I imagine a project in my “mind’s eye” first, in my initial conception of an art project. And so my imagination is a “guiding light” which is always with me in every step of developing a work, be it a painting, an illustrated book, etc.

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