Greetings fellow film fans and GAOH members and visitors!
There's an old saying that if you want something done, give it to the guy who's really busy - he finds time to get everything finished. Somehow, I feel this is directed at me...
Anyway, today I decided to take the plunge, and add a blog post to my list of 10,000 top priorities. Yay me! I can't guarantee that I'll do this on a regular basis, but I'll give it a shot. My thought is, I will probably write about a particular film, genre, or performer who happens to be on my mind at the time. Call it stream of consciousness - or unconsciousness, if you will. It occurred to me that the only thing I like more than watching classic films is reading about them (which includes research). I added a comment tonight to the GAOH discussion JOLSONS JAZZ SINGER take2. It was more in the nature of a film history lesson, which leads me to a possibility - to provide some give and take, I'd be glad to answer any film questions you may have. I have a pretty extensive library that I've acquired over 40-plus years. There's a lot I can remember off the top of my head (even if I can't tell you what I had for breakfast yesterday), and what I don't know, I'd have fun looking up for you.
Also, my newest and bestest buddy Tiffany Brannan offered me an invitation to join in the fun at THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON! I've read a lot of these "thons" over the years, and enjoyed them all, but never gave any thought to actually writing anything for them. In part because I don't have a real blog like everyone else, and also because so much has been written already, by many far more erudite than I. Thank you for the invite, Tiffany, and yes, I will contribute. After much consideration, I'd like to write about a film that means a lot to me, that hasn't been widely discussed: DODSWORTH (1936). This film resonates with me on many levels and for numerous reasons.
Well, I'll call it a night, and be back with you all real soon. And yes, Ktrek, I'll stop in more than once every five years! You can find me by the phone waiting for Warners to pick up my option.
Yours for bigger and better silents,
P.S. And remember, if your computer isn't equipped with Vitaphone yet, be sure to read this as a silent blog.