Monday, June 8, 2009

The 100 Greatest Movies (CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS)

Most of the comment traffic that I've received so far on this project has been off-forum, and a lot of that has been to suggest movies that haven't yet (and now, of course, probably won't) make the list. So I'd like to take this opportunity to invite anyone interested to submit to me a write-up of their favorite film or films.

If you think you'd like to do one or more reviews for this project, I would suggest that you e-mail them to me with the subject line "MOVIE REVIEW," and the review typed directly into the body of the e-mail (for obvious reasons I will demur on opening any attachments). Don't worry about hypertext linking to the trailer, I'll take care of that part -- as well as reserving the right to exercise some editorial oversight for content, tone, length, and readability. ...Which is to say, you might look forward to having a seven-sentence paragraph turned into a one-sentence paragraph with thirty-eight commas in it? I'll try to control myself.

Submissions should run between three and ten short paragraphs, opening with a few general words about what made the film so important to you, followed by a middle section reserved for plot synposis (easy on the spoilers, if you please), and concluding with some discussion of the larger creative choices -- cinematography, set design, directorial oversight, soundtrack -- that had to work in order for the film to work. Sign the bottom of the e-mail with the exact by-line that you would like to appear here, regardless of whether that is also your name, also your blogger-ID, etc., and be sure to indicate if you've cross-posted the review to your own blog, so that I can link to it.

I don't know if anyone will take me up on it, and I don't promise to run every review submitted by every person who does, but it's fun to imagine this becomming a far more interactive discussion than it has been so far, along our way to the Key Grip's choices of the ten greatest movies he's yet seen. At the very least, maybe other peoples' discussions of their favorite movies will introduce me to some new titles to try for myself.

I'll be watchin' for 'em.

Dave O'Gorman
("The Key Grip")
Gainesville, Florida

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