Barbara Steele in Fellini’s 8½ (1963)
The Results Are In . . .
The results for Edward Copeland’s Foreign Language Film Poll are now online. Four films from my own Top 25 didn’t make the Top 100, but six of my picks managed to make the Top 25. I personally think the most grievous omission is Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers, which I hope to write about in greater length soon. In the meantime you can find the final results at Edward’s blog, which he has officially called The Ray Memorial 100 in honor of the great director Satyajit Ray who oddly enough didn’t have one film nominated for inclusion on the final ballot.
Blog-a-thons Are Overrunning the Blogosphere . . .
Blog-a-thons seem to be overrunning the Blogosphere at the moment, but I’ve been trying to keep track of the ones I’m most interested in participating in. Unfortunately I highly doubt that I’ll be able to contribute to them all. If you’ve got the free time and are feeling inspired by any of the themes, I highly recommend participating in Blog-a-thons. They’re a great way to meet other like-minded bloggers and they bring together various opinions on a particular topic, which are often fascinating to read. You can find the list of Blog-a-thons that I currently find the most compelling below.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words . . .
Last but not least, the very nice Tom Sutpen who runs the excellent If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats blog was kind enough to ask me to become a regular contributor and I happily accepted the invitation. I hope you’ll stop by the blog often and check out my various contributions whenever the inspiration strikes.