About 5 or 6 months ago I joined The Auteurs. The Auteurs is a Criterion sponsored film site where each member has their own Profile Page and you can watch films, rate films, add films to your “Favorites” and “Watch” lists, and chat with other members in the community forum. I haven’t participated in many forum discussions there, but I do enjoy the ongoing Fake Criterion DVD Covers thread, which I even contributed to. And recently I enjoyed reading someone’s passionate defense of one of my favorite directors, Michelangelo Antonioni.
Now there’s a new reason to visit The Auteurs. The generous and apparently tireless David Hudson has joined up with The Auteurs and will now be providing the cinema obsessed with a steady stream of film news and information there through The Auteurs Twitter micro-blog and a roundup of sorts at The Auteurs Notebook simply called The Auteurs Daily.
I started using Twitter in February and I think it’s become an extremely useful blogging tool for sharing tiny bits of news and information that isn’t necessarily worthy of a lengthy blog post. I also like the fact that I can embed my “Tweets” into Cinebeats so regular visitors to my blog can easily find out what I’ve been up to lately if they take a look at my sidebar. This easy to use blogging format seems tailored made for David Hudson so I look forward to following him on Twitter.
David Hudson previously wrote for the GreenCine Daily as well The IFC Daily and he’s also a longtime Cinebeats’ supporter. I’m extremely grateful for the encouragement that David has offered me directly and indirectly in the past couple of years so I wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors!