Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Best Post Blog-a-Thon: Day Three


DAY THREE:


Dylan at Blog Cabins is one of the most innovative bloggers around. His site features lots of great series, TGITDNMAR, Stained Glass Cinema, Fletch's Favored Five, Familiar Face - Unknown Name, and Imagining Sequels that will Never Happen (a personal favorite of mine) just to name five. He's won a handful of LAMMYs too. And who can forget CageFest, the Fest completely dedicated to
BEST ACTOR (?) Nicolas Cage. If none of this intrigues you, go read Perez Hilton's shit because quality blogs are not for you.
Here's Dylan's best post: Scouring Depths of Suburban Cinema

Daniel G. at Getafilm is the man to know. Not only is he one of He Shot Cyrus' most frequent commenters, he's also one of our most articulate. His own site is one of my daily visit locations. I'm still waiting for a second installment of his Reel Life series in which Daniel pulls real-life news stories and rates them as potential movie adaptations. Another great thing about Getafilm is the amount of comments left by his readers. They all respond to each other and it's clear that that discussion isn't over the second Daniel presses "Publish Post." I've been looking forward to see which post he would choose as his "best" and today I got the link. As it turns out, he and I have a lot in common when it comes to music. Those who haven't checked out Ozomatli yet, do. I'd recommend their first album (back when Chali 2na and Cut Chemist (of Jurassic 5) were still in the group).
Here's Daniel's best post: 2007 in Music: The Soundtrack That Wasn't.

RJ at The Rural Juror just made me laugh. This is the first post I've read of RJ's and it didn't disappoint. Are The Oscars a lot like high school? Yep, I'm convinced. A quick look at the rest of his site left me feeling pretty good. Lots of great movie quotes and a fantastic bunch of movies for Piper's meme. I would pay 10 bucks to watch The China Syndrome and The Conversation. That reminds me of the excellent double feature I saw once at the Castro Theatre: Network and The Taking of Pelham 123, that was a good day.
Here's RJ's best post: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Class of 2008

Jim at The Moviezzz Blog run in the same circles, read all the same blogs, but found each other's blog very recently. He also got my hopes up about finding my new favorite movie. I'm going to warn you ahead of time so you don't share the same deep pain that I experienced by reading the end of his best post. This fantastic-looking movie is HARD TO FIND. The movie he writes about looked so good that I clicked over to Netflix even before finishing the entire post. They didn't have it. Then I finished reading and found out that, even on DVD, it's near-impossible to find. But eveyrone should read about T.A.G.: The Assassination Game and track me down a copy!
Here's Jim's best post: Forgotten Film: T.A.G.: The Assassination Game

J.J. at As Little as Possible is a rule breaker who's forcing me to see the big picture. Back in July of '07, J.J. began a series called "The Triple Crowners." For those that don't know, a Triple Crowner is an entertainer who has won an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony. While my instructions were to send a link to your best post, he send me a link to the series. After looking it over, I decided that it's such a good series that all the posts are worth reading. In a sense, the series is about the "best of the best."
Here's J.J.'s best post(s): The Triple Crowners

Nathaniel at Film Experience is famous. I guess that's what happens when you have talent and you write thousands of posts. He actually has written thousands of posts. He narrowed it down to fewer than I would have been able to. Then...THEN he took my blog-a-thon banner and turned it into one of Nathaniel's Ltd. Ed. Edited Pics! Want to see it?

Sure, I caused the owner of my Firefox default homepage pain, agony, and grief but in small time blog writer terms, I MADE IT! Don't believe me? Maybe you didn't notice the picture.
Here's Nathaniel's best post(s): My Best Post: A Sisyphian Riddle

Nayana at The Center Seat is passionate about movies. You can tell she is just by reading her posts. She's also protective of those she cares about. Her "Friends Won't Let Friends See..." series has saved my my $7.50 on multiple occasions. She send me a link to her best post and I'll agree that it's one of the best she's written. AND...it happens to be her first post. Go read her declaration of movie love.
Here's Nayana's best post: So Here's the Plan

Erich at Acidemic appreciates the classics. As you dive into his archives, you realize that Erich knows more about classic film than a lot of bloggers (and maybe some of your professors). His best post was a very interesting read. Click the link to watch Erich pull something from yesteryear and something out of today's headlines together.
Here's Erich's best post: Lindsay Lohan, The Rev. Laurence T. Shannon of Our Time

Joseph at Cinema Fist barely made the cut. Haha, just kidding. He's one of the reason's I extended the deadline for the blog-a-thon. I've been reading the Fist since it's opening and although I always seemed to miss his deadlines, I loved his idea of a weekly Film-a-Thon. Sadly, we're all waiting for the resurrection of that one. Joseph is also always willing to participate in other people's events and experiments. His best post is actually part of Lazy Eye Theatre's 12 Movie Meme.
Here's Joseph's best post: The Lazy Eye Theatre New Beverly Cinema 12 Movies Meme

Joseph at Cinexcellence hosted one of my favorite blog-a-thons, the Sight Unseen blog-a-thon which prompted us writers to go buy a DVD (you're welcome economy) that we had never seen before and type up our results, opinions, and experiences. I chose Fatal Attraction. I didn't love Fatal Attraction but I am glad I finally watched it. Joseph's movie reviews are also some of my favorite to read. This morning, I read his Umberto D. review and it captures what makes Umberto important in film history.
Here's Joseph's best post: Marley & Me: Effective Previews 101

J.D. at Valley Dreamin' turned his post in on time. I know because I read it a few days ago! My bad. Another thing J.D. is is fifteen years old. Another thing about J.D., he's a lot smarter than I was at his age. When I was 15, my world revolved around 10 Things I Hate About You. He's watching Annie Hall and I was wondering if Julia Styles was ever going to put aside her tough exterior and finally except her love for the sexy Austrailian also known as The Joker. J.D.'s years ahead of his peers when it comes to love of movies, both old and new, commercial and art house, good and bad. Bookmark his site and begin to worry about this Baby Genius taking your job from you someday.
Here's J.D.'s best post: Taylor Momsen Makes Me Feel Old

Keith at The Kinetoscope Parlor is a funny motherfucker. Not one post goes by without making me crack up. Have I ever heard of the movies he's writing about? About 25% of the time. Not bad for as much time as I've spent not in Asia. You should also read his posts on Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom. Gross. And if you haven't answered Keith's 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days challenge: fuck you.
Here's Keith best post: The Other Kurosawa

Whitney at Dear Jesus is funnier than you. It's okay, she's funnier than me too. When she's not watching any horror movie she can get her hands on, she's educating me on films made pre-Technicolor. In fact, we're watching Monsieur Verdoux right now. The moment she heard about The Kinetoscope Parlor's 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days challenge was the moment she decided life was worth living. As for her best post, it's really good. How do I know? Because I helped her write part of it. She was nice enough to give me credit too. Ask her sometime for her Top 10 list, she'll drop an education bomb on your face!
Here's Whitney's best post: Batman Their Way

Scott at He Shot Cyrus is me. A couple months ago, Scott thought it might be fun to start a blog. School was ending and he wanted to keep writintg about film. Since then, he's found a great selection of writers who keep him entertained, 24 hours a day. Wanting to gain mainstream notoriety, fame, and popularity, he entertained the idea of hosting a blog-a-thon. One night, the perfect topic struck him: an event where Scott's favorite bloggers could show off their best work. The goal was for everyone to find at least one great blog they'd never read before. Blogs would be bookmarked. Comments would be left. The community would get that much bigger. Scott hopes everyone had fun and urges you to read each other's best posts. Thanks.
Here's Scott's best post: Top 5 Movies I Don't Ever Want to Watch: Pride & Prejudice



Thank you to everyone's who's participated in my blog-a-thon.
We broke my 20 entries goal and then some.


I just wanted to let everyone know that while the blog-a-thon ends today,
I will still be accepting entries for the NEXT TWO DAYS!


The poll question results came back 12-1 so my inbox is still waiting for your entries.

Keep reading each other's posts and leave each other lots of comments!
Thank you.

10 comments:

Daniel Getahun said...

This was a great idea, Scott! Thanks for inviting me. Lots of pretty awesome stuff from all these blogs.

Erich Kuersten said...

Yo, thanks for not inviting me, Scott. I just found out about your blog from Nathan. Who are these people on your blog? I want all... the "warriors." I want them alive if possible, if not..WASTED!

I definitely want to see you all wasted.

How come you aint never seen my blog, Acidemic?

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

SORRY!

I think I still made the cutoff though!

Here is my favorite post that I've done, which is kind of cheating because it was part of a blog-a-thon and there really wasn't any writing involved, but I'm still really proud of my list.

Great idea again Scott!

http://cinemafist.blogspot.com/2008/07/lazy-eye-theatre-new-beverly-cinema-12.html

Erich Kuersten said...

Okay, Scott, for you, the very best:

http://acidemic.blogspot.com/2007/07/lindsay-lohan-rev-laurence-t-shannon-of.html

J.D. said...

Okay, since apparently there was some MIX-UP, here's my totally not late submission.

cinexcellence.com said...

Must have been lost in the inbox:

Not my best, but certainly my favorite.

Keith said...

Fuck. I totally forgot about this. Is it too late? Well, I don't really have a best post anyway... they're all basically the same bullshit.

But if I had to pick one for people to read, I guess it'd be my Kiyoshi Kurosawa post, for the simple reason that more people should know about him and watch his stuff.

I'm retarded!

elgringo said...

No problem. I'll post the link tonight.

Ross Williams said...

Here's my "best of" that got lost in the mix somewhere. It's my defense of Speed Racer, a film that I thought was way ahead of its time and I believe that in 10-20 years will be considered more influential than The Dark Knight.

-Ross
What I Watched Last Night

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