Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fade In

In the beginning, there was darkness, and I come to praise what goes on in the dark. In the dark, at 24 frames per second, all sorts of amazing things appear.

I agree with Orson Welles when he said, "To movies. To all movies. To every possible kind". Not bad from the guy that brought us Citizen Kane. I have an absolute passion for all kinds of films: foreign, silent, musicals, romance, epics, action, suspense, comedy, horror.

From the grotesque to the bizarre, from the outrageous to the heartbreaking, I love movies.

Now, through the miracle of web logging (aka blogging), I can state my cases for or against all sorts of films. To all friends and foes alike, I at last can share my words on this subject. I can now state my cases for why some should not be forgotten, and why some should truly be lost.

Since this is my first blog, I figure it's only fair to say from the get-go that I have a certain phrasing that I'll use often, so here's a translation.

If I say something deserves THE CRITERION COLLECTION, that means the movie is so great, that it should be released on DVD with all the special features you can add: documentaries, tests, commentaries, you name it.

If I should say a movie is "the 'Citizen Kane'" of something, that means it's the very best film made on that subject/genre. I may use these terms sarcastically, but 9 times out of 10 I'll be sincere.

I want to communicate why I love or hate certain movies. I want others to share why I'm right or just plain crazy. Movies are my passion and I'm glad to be able to share it with others.

In short, I'm looking forward, to quote Peter Pan, to this "awfully big adventure". I'm glad you've joined me. Let the adventure begin.

1 comment:

Views are always welcome, but I would ask that no vulgarity be used. Any posts that contain foul language or are bigoted in any way will not be posted.
Thank you.