Anthony Perrotta is a filmmaker, writer, and (un)popular culture journalist. His short film “21st Century Shuffle” premiered at the 2014 Big Apple Film Festival in Tribeca and features actor Themo Melikidze (Patriots Day24: Legacy). His short stories “Adieu; or, Zest for Life” and “The Proceeding” have also appeared on Babbling of the Irrational. He lives on—not in—Long Island, NY.


Articles by Anthony Perrotta


'Stalker' A Soviet Version of 'The Wizard of Oz'

Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker follows three men who embark on a journey to a mysterious place called the Zone, where legend has it; there is a room that grants the deepest wish of those who enter it. With a screenplay by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, based loosely on their 1972 novel Roadside Picnic, the movie also alludes to some real-life events in the former Soviet Union’s past, as well as the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz....