Showing posts with label blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogs. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Blog: Films Directed by Women

I have decided to start an archival and informational Tumblr called Films Directed by Women. It will feature trailers, full films, film stills, and other ephemera concerning films directed by women and people who identify as women (or, I guess in Tumblr terms, cisgendered and transgendered women).

The blog is completely objective, no value judgments will be placed on the content or physical quality of the films. All genres are accepted. I am aiming for 10 posts a day.

I am accepting submissions because I can't do this alone. I recognize that there are a lot of gaps in my knowledge, particularly with films that are not produced in America or Europe. And as wide as I would like the scope of the blog to be, there are a lot of things new and old that might fly under my radar.

The submission page is here. Please submit or help spread the word!

The tumblr is here. I am still working on a tagging system, so let me know if there is something that is missing in terms of what you look for when you look for films. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stuff and Things for July

1) Because individual "pages" do not really post on the main page, I have been posting lecture notes from my Fall 2012 course called The History of Zombie Films. They appear on Mondays and Wednesdays, and they can be accessed from the Essays/Lectures page linked at the top.

2) I am preparing to move at the end of the month and I am getting rid of a lot of things. I am still throwing stuff up on Ebay on the weekends, which is the only time I have to do that. Right now there are some DVDs, some vintage paperbacks, graphic novels, and comic books. The first Hack/Slash Omnibus, most of the first series of Crossed is up (I have not scanned the cover for #5...apparently I have a super rare cover variant), and I will be placing the issues of The Victorian Undead up this week or weekend (Sherlock Holmes vs. Zombies, Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula, Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). My Ebay page is here.

Notes on Jennifer's Body (2009)...

Repost from 2010.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There is a Facebook page now.

Regular Wednesday posts will resume next week. now has a Facebook page, although some bugs are still being worked out. You can find and "like" the page at:

All other social networking buttons are to the top right of the page. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(Film) books, check 'em ouuuuuuuuut!

Repost from 2011, pre-grad school days. I re-read the two middle books at least twice during the course of my graduate education. The nitpicking may still stand, but I can discuss the theoretical issues with the two books pretty well when I want to.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The GifGif Project at MIT

I have a weird fascination with animated gifs, something I may have spread to my classmates in grad school since two of them made animated gif Tumblrs for a spell. I presented on the topic of animated gif Tumblrs last year at a conference, on a session centered around the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000. So I am excited about the GifGif project at MIT that is attempting to "map the emotional language of gifs" and create a way for people to explore and search for gifs based on emotions rather than tags (or perhaps even a certain show, film or video).

The emotions are pretty simple so far. The site is run on a voting system where visitors vote on which of the two gifs best expresses a particular emotion. When the site was first promoted a month or so ago, I voted on over a thousand gif pairs...because it was a slow day at work. It's an addictive and easy way to pass the time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Slowly, possibly, maybe under re-construction.

To the likely two people who still check this blog: I am pondering a return to blogging. I am still sorting some things out. Content and presentation may be done a little differently, just as an experiment. I may slowly begin releasing the archives soon, but under some minor content curation. New writing will likely come later. If I feel the need to explain anything further, I will do it eventually.

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