30 August, 2007

One Year of Blogging

Last month marked a full year since this blog was created in July, 2006. I also was very honored to discover, several weeks after the fact, that this blog was awarded the THINKING BLOGGER AWARD by Mike Kitchell of the ESOTIKA EROTICO PSYCHOTICA blog, which is also a recipient of this award http://esotika.blogspot.com/ . Mike's blog intriguingly and perceptively covers many directors, films and subjects which should be of great interest to readers of this blog, if you haven't bookmarked it already. Mike's blog was cited by another blogger and the idea is to pass it along from blog to blog. It is suggested that each winner bestow the award on blogs deserving of that title. I'll be back next month to pass the award along to several blogs which have consistently made me think. Engaging the mind is always a good thing when cruising the internet.

I would like to thank all the readers who have visited, replied and supported this blog. Your visits, replies and emails are highly valued and directly influence what I will continue to explore, review, illustrate and question. This blog is really about your interests, feedback and perceptions as much as mine. It could be just about Jess Franco and his films but I really enjoy introducing related, and sometimes unrelated topics. Actually, I've always believed that Cinema is an ocean where everything is somehow related at some level. And the cinema of Jess Franco certainly is oceanic in the sense that influences, images, characters, music, situations, mythologies from the silent era to the present digital video age crash into our consciousness as we watch his films. It's probably no accident that Jess Franco and my favorite contemporary American filmmaker, David Lynch, now both work in DV, flying under and over the radar of the mainstream.

I will continue to attempt to surprise, inform, make you think and hopefully delight the regulars readers and new visitors here with blogs on outre, cult, genre, art, experimental, classic and mainstream cinema/video from all over the world from the beginning of the 20th century to the present and anticipating the future. And I'll always return to Jess Franco, the calm center of the storm and the inspiration for this blog.

Remember, if you have any reviews, images or suggestions you want me to post contact me at the above email.

Thanks for your continued interest!

Robert Monell






14 comments:

Anonymous said...

My how time flies. I love this blog. Keep up the great work Robert. My interest in Franco has been there a long time but you have a way of making that interest shine a bit brighter here and there. Also, your positive take on certain filmmakers/films has had me adding to my already insane pile of DVDs.

Damian P.

Robert Monell said...

Thanks, Damien. I appreciate your positive comments.

scott said...

I think it's great and helps fuel my Franco fire...

Robert Monell said...

Thanks for your feedback, Scott. There'll be much more Franco and other alternative cinema coverage to come!

Anonymous said...

Congrats man! Your blog is excellent.

Keep doing these great job and covering the Franco movies (and related cinema) we all love.

Carlos

Robert Monell said...

Thanks for your kind words, Carlos. I'll be covering a lot more Franco and other films in the future.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And keep up the great work! :)
Bruno
PS as allways i'm curious about something as well,do you know if the German dvd of Succubus offers the German (diffrent version) of this great film?

Robert Monell said...

Thanks, Bruno. I'm not sure about the German SUCCUBUS DVD. I haven't seen it. I thought I had read somewhere that it may be slightly longer. I wonder if it has the end music which the BU DVD doesn't?

Anonymous said...

Hi Robert,I just ordered the German dvd,I'll let you know what version is on it...
Best,Bruno

Robert Monell said...

Thanks, Bruno. I look forward to reading your report. Email it to me at monell579@hotmail.com and I'll put it up as a blog. If you can send the cover image, please do. Best Regards, Robert

cinebeats said...

I love your blog Robert and read every post even if I don't have the time to comment on them all or can't think of anything worthwhile to say.

Keep up the great work!

Robert Monell said...

Many thanks for your positive feedback, Cinebeats. I always value your perceptive feedback and am really glad you enjoy the blogs.

JohnBraun said...

2o4O5E write more, thanks.

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