Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Film-Bloggers That Inspired Me in 2011

While I didn't comment as much as I should on my fellow-film bloggers posts throughout 2011 I continued to be extremely inspired by many of them, and wanted to highlight some of my favorite posts from the past year. These are all really tremendous writers, and film-historians, and all of these posts are absolute must-reads as far as I am concerned. Bravo to my friends and fellow-bloggers for another year of really fine work!

In no particular order...

All of Sheila O'Malley's amazing output on Elvis Presley at The Sheila Variations, with special note going to this important post with Kent Adamson.

J.D. LaFrance on Cop, one of James Woods' most underrated features, and Roman Polanski's incredible Frantic at Radiator Heaven.

Richard Harland Smith, at Movie Morlocks, with a Beginner's Guide to the End of Everything.

Derek Hill at Detours with this wonderfully original take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Mondo Heather discusses Radley Metzger's incredible Camille 2000.

Hans from Quiet Cool on Borowczyk's stunning Docteur Jekyll and His Women.

Ed Howard on Todd Hayne's impressive Mildred Pierce at Only the Cinema.

This informative series on Jess Franco's 80s actors at Robert Monell's I'm in a Jess Franco State of Mind.

Stacie Ponder on the Lucio Fulci documentary Paura at her eternally cool Final Girl.

Tony Dayoub on Lars Von Trier's masterpiece Melancholia at Cinema Viewfinder.

Ben on Jean Rollin's mesmerizing The Iron Rose at Breakfast in the Ruins.

A reappraisal of Garbo's final film Two Faced Woman at Classic Movie Ramblings.

Erich Kuersten at Acidemic on I'll Take Sweden and They Call Her One Eye>.

Dead Treadway's terrific series on
Forgotten Movie Songs at Fimicability.

Cinezilla's moving post about visiting Jean Rollin's final resting place, which includes a link to a killer mix-cd.

David Zuzelo at Tomb in May Concern on Hammer's Frankenstein Films.

Kate at Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire on Seven Deaths in Cat's Eye.

Bob Turnbull at Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind on Kuroneko.

Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Also his look at the Kill Bill films.

Amanda remembers Freddie Prinze with these posts at Made for TV Mayhem.

Kim Morgan at Sunset Gun on Roman Polanski.

The much-missed Arbogast on Film discusses The Nightcomers and In a Dark Place.

Distribpix explores creating the box-art of their new release of Naked Came a Stranger>.

The Gore Gore Girl on The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann.

James Hansen at Out 1 on Drive.

By Kubrick's Beard on Fat City.

Kimberly at Cinebeats on Saturday Night Sunday Morning.

Joe Valdez at This Distracted Globe on Big Trouble in Little China.

Daniel Bird takes us inside Walerian Borowczyk's archive.

Steve Langton shares some of his amazing gig memories at The Last Picture Show.

I realize I am leaving out a lot of favorites and I apologize to those that I missed or forgot to mention. There is so much good writing on film happening right now that it is hard to keep up. I'm proud to be a part of a community that includes all of the above writers!


J.D. said...

Ah, thank you for the mutual appreciation, Jeremy. That truly means a lot to me as your blog is the one that got me going full-time.

You've amassed quite a excellent collection of film bloggers. Can't wait to start diving in and checking these out!

Tony Dayoub said...

Jeremy, thanks for taking the time to share some love.

Hans A. said...

Thanks, Jeremy. I didn't even know if anyone liked that post. I appreciate you, man, and have a good one.

Ed Howard said...

Thanks for the link, Jeremy!

Stacia said...

What a wonderful post! I love reading others' recommendations. Like JD, I'm pretty excited to read the posts you linked to, though I admit to having read quite a few of them already.

Ben said...

Thanks for the shout-out Jeremy - needless to say, your own efforts here and on 'Fascination' are also much appreciated!

Sheila O'Malley said...

I love reading your recommendations - and I am so pleased that you like what I am doing with all of my Elvis stuff. It really means a lot. Thanks for the support, Jeremy! I love your site!

Bob Turnbull said...

Thanks Jeremy! You are far too kind to include me in such company...Some great links for me to browse.

A small request though - could you fix the spelling of my last name? Don't worry, it's the most common misspelling (using 'ball' instead of 'bull') - the fine folks at Intellect did the same thing in their first draft of the 2nd Japan volume...B-)

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks everyone for commenting. I love all of your work and appreciate all you do!

Jeremy Richey said...

Oh, I have changed it Bob. I am very sorry about that!

Anonymous said...

Jeremy, thanks so much for adding my Texas Chainsaw Massacre piece. I had no idea you'd done so until now... which has made my day. Cheers!

Jeremy Richey said...

No problem Derek...I loved it! Thanks to you.