At long last, I have made it onto IMDb! This has been something of a dream ever since I stumbled upon the Internet Movie Database back in the Moviehound days. Was it so much to ask that the website e-mail me with some fanfare? Bummer.
Last week I sat down to compose a top 10 list of the best films of 2008 when I ran into a bit of a problem. When I resolved to do the same things last year, at the end of 2007, I was simply able to pull up my blog archives and re-trace my thoughts from the year. Not so this year, as I had only 40 posts in 2008 to 2007’s 50. What’s more, after perusing a list of film releases from the past year, I had seen only a fraction of the films released, especially when compared to the amount I had seen in 2007. So how could I come up with a top 10 list? Well, I couldn’t.
Bummer that 2008 was such a lame blogging year for me. I started doing this as a means to organize my thoughts, originally on Myspace. Back then I kinda kept things simple, saying only what I needed, but in 2007, thanks in part to hanging with a writerly crowd, I got a tad ambitious with my reviews, fashioning them after the work of my favorite critics. This of course takes a great deal more time than blurthing out my thoughts, hence the reduced post count over time.
Anyway, it’s a completely new year. My drafts folder is overloaded with half-written reviews from throughout last year. Maybe I’ll finish them, maybe not. In any event, I am committed to making this blog, and maybe another, work in 2009. Even if it means shortening my thoughts down, I really want to create a better account of my thoughts, a place to share them with the world. I look forward to the new year with you.
Hope everyone’s Hanukkah is going swimmingly so far, and Happy Holidays to all others too. Tweaked the design of the blog today a bit. I really like this theme “Emptiness”. Ironically, I’ve opted to fill it up with a ton of crap, just seems more fun that way. Enjoy. See you in 2009.
Ahhh, how come I never could finish this screenplay? Tell me what you think of the start.
INT. DANIEL'S APARTMENT - DAWN RIVKAH, 20, is lying naked under the covers, fast asleep. DANIEL, 28, is fully dressed, quietly putting his shoes on, sitting at the foot of the bed. Read on...
The new site is up and running! This is the third iteration of this site ever since I bought the domain last summer. Poritsky 3.0! Of the three sites that I’ve made in the past, this one stands out in many ways and I really consider it my first “professional” webpage. I relied on a few simple crutches to get my page out the door. Don’t get me wrong, my old designs were wonderful for what they were, and they were extremely difficult for me to build. This time around however, I set some simple rules for myself, creating both obstacles and guidelines within which I could create a site that made me as proud as I am right now. I’d like to share my thinking with you now, if you’ve got the time to listen. Read on…