Monday, February 15, 2010

Drumroll Please....

At long last, I'm glad to finally point you towards the InRo Decade in Review feature. One of the benefits of online writing is the unlimited space, hence some lovely full color graphics and a few words on each title (as opposed to say, the recent Film Comment decade project, featuring a laundry list of titles and a few scattered words to suggest significance or contextualize within larger happenings during the decade). The down side is the lack of pay and the reliance on someone's word, as opposed to a deadline backed up by a paycheck. Nevertheless, I think it turned out pretty well, despite the usual oversights that will always accompany any project of this sort. So scoot on over and check it out. I'm responsible for one of the honorable mentions, as well as numbers 21, 44, 45, 51, 53, 54, 60, 61, 66, 68, 86, 96 and 99. If I'm not mistaken, #'s 100-51 will go live tomorrow, with the rest to follow the day after. I'll update each number as they become available with a link. Big props to Mr. Andrew Alexander Dowd for spearheading and organizing this fairly massive undertaking, as well as taking on a lion's share of the writing duties. You make it look it easy sir.

I suppose this officially puts the decade to rest, at least as far as writing about it goes, but movie love is a full time job. I look forward to the day I glance back at this list and kick myself for neglecting to include some great, as of yet undiscovered talent. Let's keep watching, shall we?

2 comments:

A.A. Dowd said...

Thanks for all the hard work on this bad boy. Your words and selections gave our retro an extra punch of shrewd insight and the kind of know-how that stems from watching as many goddamn movies as you do. Let's keep watching indeed. This next decade's gonna be a good one, i can just feel it.

Danimal said...

I second your enthusiasm my friend. And thanks for the compliments. Flattery will get you everywhere, including roping me into your next 'decades' project. It was a lot of work - more so for yourself than anyone else - but it turned out well I think.