Friday, January 2, 2009

Your Attention Please


Some reminders if you please. First and foremost, today is the second which means we are just ten days away from the first film to be discussed at Ferdy on Films for the inaugural post of The Oldest Established Really Important Film Club. The film to be written up (by Marilyn) and discussed (by all) is The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia. If you haven't put it in your Netflix queue or picked it up from the library or video store yet DO SO NOW! Time's a wasting. I received it last week and won't say a word about it until our discussion, except that it is both evocative and provocative, a wonderful choice by Marilyn to get things going. And remember, you don't have to be a member of the club (which doesn't really mean anything anyway at this point because we haven't really defined what that means outside of picking movies) to discuss the film. All we humbly ask is that you watch it first. We would like the discussion to be amongst those who have recently viewed the film so that we're all familiar with it going in.

Also, our good friend Arbogast is in a ghost story telling mood and will be doing so in the month of January. He's made it clear that it's not an all-month, every-day-post kind of a thing but instead a month where the focus will primarily be on ghost stories. He has a new look to his site as well which is worth giving a look. I wonder who designed his brand new totally awesome banner?

Finally, Name That Movie returns tomorrow. As always, the clip goes up around 11:00 a.m. East Coast time. It's a New Year filled with new possibilities. Good luck to all. That is all.

14 comments:

bill r. said...

I have Marilyn's pick waiting at home for this weekend.

But anyway, you know how I'm stupid? I can't remember how to put the announcement for her discussion up on my blog...

Jonathan Lapper said...

I thought you already had it up. With Blogspot it's pretty easy. You can just go to the "Add Gadgets" and add a picture. It gives you the option to put a link to the picture as well.

bill r. said...

Yeah, I know, but...oh never mind. I'll work on it when I get home.

bill r. said...

Oh, and I DO have the film club button up, but not the announcement for Marilyn's pick.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Once she has the post up I'll change to link in the pic to her post directly.

Rick Olson said...

It will be nice and tasty, I'm sure.

Bill, just do "copy image location" (or whatever it is on your browser, mine's firefox) with a right click and paste it into the box where the image url goes in "Add Gadgets."

bill r. said...

Rick, that doesn't work at my work computer, for some reason. I don't know why. Because it's stupid, probably.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Bill, it's the same as the other one you did. Just put a link on the picture.

Rick, in blogger you can just add a pic to your sidebar and it gives you the option of adding a URL to it.

Rick Olson said...

Blogger rules!

Jonathan Lapper said...

Queen Elizabeth rules! Literally.

Rick Olson said...

Yes, but only until the revolution ...

Jonathan Lapper said...

How revolting.

Peter Nellhaus said...

And here's Queen Elizabeth's blog!

Don't tell Fox, I googled this.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I hope she blogrolls me.