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04 June 2012

Summer Plans and Blog Changes

Summer has arrived, schools are out (well some of them) and I am now reclining and sitting back to watch some movies. You may have noticed (if you are not a new to this blog) that I have radically changed the layout. I am at the moment mainly using a template, but it may change soon. For this summer I have some new ideas and changes to this blog and plan on exploring a wide variety of films.


The first new thing with the blog aside the new layout, is the new archiving methods I am now using. I am now organising by decade and by rating on separate pages, which the links to are found below in the sidebar.


I have also decided to use a different rating system. I feel that the 5-star system is far more appealing and while I am quite specific with my ratings, it is simplified for the reader and is far more appealing to look at that than a /10 rating. All the ratings I have dished out prior to using this system will be rounded off when put onto the ratings archive pages. Some 9.5/10 ratings will become 5-star; others 4.5/5. The ratings tags will still be available.

One other new thing with the blog is the new review structure I am now partaking. It resembles that of Empire magazine that goes like this:

Verdict:
Plot:
Review:
Rating:

Plans for the summer

Over the next 9-11 weeks, I intend to explore more cinema than ever before.

I will be visiting directors who I've seen some or several films from and getting more in-depth including:
Akira Kurosawa (4 so far)
Ingmar Bergman (2 so far)
Martin Scorsese (7 so far)
Danny Boyle (2 so far)
David Lynch (4 so far)
Werner Herzog (5 so far)

I will also be exploring the working of these directors to broaden my film knowledge and love:

Federico Fellini
John Ford
Jean-Luc Godard
Pedro Almadovar
Lars Von Trier
Luis Bunuel
The Skin I Live In: Dir. Pedro Almadovar 

If you have any recommendations of great directors (preferably active today directors), or films from the  above directors, please do suggest them in the comments box below.

Post Ideas


Another ambitious concept I am going with is a series of posts with film recommendations weekly throughout the summer for those film buffs out their waiting to see a variety of films. They will go by decade, and the total amount will add up to 127 films (film reference). The decades will be in random order, but 90's will come first.


For the summer, I would like to interact more with the film buff community, so I am deciding to do a guest writer project. Every week or occasionally at my blog, I will do a question and answer session with other film buffs with websites. I will also be having guest writers come to the blog to share or discuss certain topics related to film whether it is a classic review, or current cinematic events. If you have suggestions on what else I could do with guest writers, do not hesitate to suggest below.


Film Buff Goals

For a bit of fun, between 04/06/12 and 20/08/12, I intend to try and achieve the following:


  • Achieve 120 followers.
  • Compile a list of 200 top/favourite/greatest films
  • Have 5 guest writers at this blog
  • Have written 266 reviews (random number)
  • Writer overviews for three directors
  • Have 1 film marathon



Thanks for taking the time to acknowledge this post. All the best to you and have a happy summer!

2 comments:

  1. I like the new layout. Nice and professional.

    And I look forward to checking out your new features and reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Tritesse. Same to you too.

    ReplyDelete

 

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