Posts tagged ‘movie’
There were many things about 2011 I’d rather forget, and am quite eager to sweep under the rug and write off as a (semi) total loss.
It was, however, a fantastic year for bloggers. And especially so for the classic film community– a niche that hitherto has been of a largely insular nature, existing on the fringes of filmdom, never quite enjoying a resounding presence in its own right. An eclectic makeup of film theorists, essayists, historians, fanboys and fangirls, visual artists, poets, and everything in between, classic film enthusiasts the enjoyed a real renaissance in 2011 and can confidently start the new year with a newly defined sense of community. (And if that’s overstating things, it is only because I believe we have every reason to start the new year with a newly defined sense of community!)
The exponential growth of social media has made it possible to nurture a culture of mutual respect and graciousness within the blogging community, resulting in work that is enlightening, enlivening and always entertaining. Read more ►
Cheers to the inexhaustably creative culprits at BoingBoing for bringing our attention to yet another jewel of a find. Europa Film Treasures is precisely that. Backed by such venerable institutions as the Svenska Filminstitutet and the Filmmuseum Munchen, their archives are diverse and dizzying–their passion for our cinematic heritage evident in sheer scale and quality of content. French, German, Scottish, Hungarian, American, Macedonian, Swedish … the list goes on. Give it a go. Now.