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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Happenings in the Film Blogosphere

I gotta admit, I'm kind of jealous of all these kids on Tumblr. My blog seems so old fashioned and out of touch. Take Abby Loves Film, it's just one big board of filmic joy and passion. Scrolling through these Tumblr pages, you get a sense of the author's tastes and style; and they're far more easily digestible than traditional blogs.

And I love these little graphics that people create on Tumblr. Take this moving gif of Michael Clarke Duncan on A Sininster Looking Kid's Tumblr page;  - I love it!

But it's not all images and little notes; there's still great content. I just saw that my friend Anthony finally discovered Charlie Chaplin. Here is what it's like to discover Charlie Chaplin for the first time. I also really like Netflix + My First Amendment, which is a blog where some guy simply watches a heap of movies on Netflix, then writes about them in his own unique way.

As for more traditional blogs, here's a great one: Cinema Viewfinder. The guy's been writing for five years and always has something interesting to say. Same goes for These Glory Days; the blog's also been around for five years and always has well thought out reviews and opinions.

There are so many great writers on the internet. It's not about earning a living, or being right, it's about shared interests and passions, and I love that. As someone who makes his living in the film industry, I'm sometimes a little in awe of the people who have a more pure passion for it, they're not writing to earn money or climb a ladder. That's always been the point of this blog, too, but then again; I often pressure myself, wanting to write something that reaches bigger audiences.

But the way to truly engage people on the internet, is to put all that stuff to the side and just write with passion. That's what a bunch of bloggers did with Eternity Of Dream's blogathon about silent movies, Check it out, it's fantastic!

And while you're at it, take a look at Cinebeats. Kimberly is a fantastic writer.

Oh and you need to see I Love That Film. The content all is over the place (in a good way, like those Tumblr pages), clearly the product of the jumbled-mind of a film fanatic.

Care to share?

3 comments:

  1. Proud to be a part of such fine company! Thanks for the shout out!

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  2. So many blogs, so little time.

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  3. I agree with Tom. And I know how you feel about other platforms, I keep thinking I should leave blogger especially as they keep changing the interfaces, blog address etc. But then I think, better the devil you know…
    Great, generous post. Hx

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