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#61 Tyler

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:45 PM

The Criterion edition of Vivre Sa Vie comes out April 20th, BTW.

#62 Persona

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:01 PM

stef, you are the first person I've ever known to call the publisher of Image "Greggy-boy."

I'm not sure whether to congratulate you or slap you around.

It's the connective power of the internet. And the IMAGE/A&F merger. It's like film: it brings the intellects and street smarts together as one. Were we to ever meet in person I would surely kowtow. (That's like, bow, in Dutch or something.)

Speaking of merger, don't we have a one year anniversary coming up? What's the official date on that? We should throw a party. Or has IMAGE's image taken too much of a beating... :)

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:21 PM

Speaking of merger, don't we have a one year anniversary coming up? What's the official date on that? We should throw a party. Or has IMAGE's image taken too much of a beating... :)


June 1 is probably the closest to the one-year anniversary.

What should we do to celebrate? An online chat? About as close to a virtual party as I can think of!

AND WE STILL HAVE SIX FILM BLURBS TO GO!!!!

#64 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

FWIW, the thread announcing Image's acquisition of A&F (for lack of a better term) began on May 7 2009, and we have at least two separate threads discussing the new DESIGN of the board, both of which began on May 18 2009.

The announcement thread might have been looking forward, to a point when the deal would be fully done (which is to say, the thread might have begun when the deal wasn't fully done yet), but I'd say the deal was probably settled by the time the site design began to change. So, somewhere in mid-May, I'd say.

Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 08 April 2010 - 09:00 PM.


#65 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:50 PM

Peter is quite right -- I was being a little loose suggesting a June 1 anniversary.

We certainly took over in May....

OH, AND WE STILL NEED SIX MORE BLURBS, PLEASE!!!!

FWIW, the thread announcing Image's acquisition of A&F (for lack of a better term) began on May 7 2009, and we have at least two separate threads discussing the new DESIGN of the board, both of which began on May 18 2009.

The announcement thread might have been looking forward, to a point when the deal would be fully done (which is to say, the thread might have begun when the deal wasn't fully done yet), but I'd say the deal was probably settled by the time the site design began to change. So, somewhere in mid-May, I'd say.



#66 Thom

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

Just a quick note:

The last sentence of the header on the Topp 100 page should probably be removed or changed. Currently it reads, "Click on the titles to see more information, including links, video clips, and reviews written by the Arts & Faith community. Only the top ten films are currently available; check back soon as more will be added in the next few weeks."

Also, I have really enjoyed ready the "blurbs" about the films on the list - Great job!!

Edited by Thom, 08 April 2010 - 11:06 PM.


#67 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:05 PM

FIVE remain.

5.

#68 Tyler

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:56 PM

I'll take In Praise of Love. I have it coming from Netflix next week.

#69 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:58 AM

Thanks again, Tyler.

FOUR (4) wonderful films remain.

We are so close I can taste it.

I'll take In Praise of Love. I have it coming from Netflix next week.



#70 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Still holding at FOUR (4) blurbs to go.

#71 Darren H

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:46 AM

Fine. You've pestered me long enough. ;)

I'll do:
Vivre sa vie
Apu
Faust

It's been years since I've seen any of them, but it'd be hard to come up with a list of five films that'll be more fun to revisit. Plus, this gives me the excuse I was looking for to buy the new Criterion Vivre sa vie.

Edited by Darren H, 12 April 2010 - 08:47 AM.


#72 David Smedberg

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:17 AM

Oh well, first blurb I wrote went pretty smooth -- I'll volunteer to take Becket. Posted Image

#73 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:33 AM

Oh. My. Goodness.

All the films have been taken!

Good job, A&Fers!!!

Now you just have to finish the blurbs and turn them in!!!

Actually, many have been streaming in.

I will let you all know the day that the site is complete.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

Hey, everyone.

Believe it or not, the Top 100 Films website is NEARLY DONE. I mean, we have nearly all 100 blurbs complete!

As it's turned out, just a few people were not able to write blurbs they'd hoped to write, so I am now asking for help in getting THE LAST SIX written.

Can you help? Take a look at any of the 80+ blurbs already up to see what we're looking for (around 3-4 paragraphs touching on plot, cinematography, and, well, the meaning of the film).

Here are the FINAL SIX:

Breaking the Waves
By Brakhage
Cries and Whispers
The Cyclist (Bicycleran)
Jesus of Montreal
Summer/The Green Ray

Please volunteer to write on one or more of these films only if you can do so within the next 10 days. We must wrap up by June 21.

THANKS!!!!


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

Now we're down to the FINAL FIVE (shades of Batrtlestar Galactica):

Breaking the Waves
By Brakhage
Cries and Whispers
The Cyclist (Bicycleran)
Summer/The Green Ray

PLEASE HELP.


Hey, everyone.

Believe it or not, the Top 100 Films website is NEARLY DONE. I mean, we have nearly all 100 blurbs complete!

As it's turned out, just a few people were not able to write blurbs they'd hoped to write, so I am now asking for help in getting THE LAST SIX written.

Can you help? Take a look at any of the 80+ blurbs already up to see what we're looking for (around 3-4 paragraphs touching on plot, cinematography, and, well, the meaning of the film).

Here are the FINAL SIX:

Breaking the Waves
By Brakhage
Cries and Whispers
The Cyclist (Bicycleran)
Jesus of Montreal
Summer/The Green Ray

Please volunteer to write on one or more of these films only if you can do so within the next 10 days. We must wrap up by June 21.

THANKS!!!!



#76 David Smedberg

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

If nobody blurbs those films, can we leave them out? :D

#77 Persona

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:31 PM

I own By Brakhage and Cries and Whispers. I can do them within ten days.

Edited by Persona, 10 June 2010 - 04:38 PM.


#78 Thom

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

I own By Brakhage and Cries and Whispers. I can do them within ten days.


From the first day of blurb requests I was hoping you would be the one to write Cries and Whispers.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:32 PM


I own By Brakhage and Cries and Whispers. I can do them within ten days.


From the first day of blurb requests I was hoping you would be the one to write Cries and Whispers.

I hesitate for any of this. It's like writing about Hitchcock. All the good words have been said. However, they'll edit it and put all the big words in, then I'll copy and paste it at my blog and look all smurt

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:43 PM



I own By Brakhage and Cries and Whispers. I can do them within ten days.


From the first day of blurb requests I was hoping you would be the one to write Cries and Whispers.

I hesitate for any of this. It's like writing about Hitchcock. All the good words have been said. However, they'll edit it and put all the big words in, then I'll copy and paste it at my blog and look all smurt

"Smurt"? I think that's "smert" (Duh)