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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Web's Most Exciting Announcement Ever! - Upcoming Events on FilmSnork UPDATED

It has been too long since an original article has been posted on the site.  There is a reason for this, the FilmSnork110/100 challenge was much more time consuming than expected.  Between the viewing of the films, the time spent contemplating and writing the reviews my time has been limited.  Still, there are great things coming soon.

Make sure you let me know what you think of these ideas in the brand new comments section below.

Here are just a few of plan for this year:

UPDATE 5/18:  Director Retrospective -  A director, with the help of site members, will be selected.  Every film ever directed by the chosen director will be watched and discussed in chronological order.  Members will be encouraged to follow along and join the discussion as we watch the evolution of the filmmaker.   

Watch A-Long TV -   Since the rise of DVRs, iPods and Kindles the sense of community that was once had when we all watched the same shows on the same night and discussed it the following morning has been lost.  I intend to revive that with a unique viewing experience of full seasons of shows on a schedule to once again create that communal experience.  A scheduled weekly viewing or two followed by a discussion.  I have a few great shows in mind.  Don't worry, I will not steer you wrong - what we watch will be great TV.  We will check out shows that we have not viewed previously and revisit some favorites - The Wire, Buffy, The Shield, BSG, etc.

Project Screenplay - Once upon a time I had finished a screenplay.  I felt it had great promise and was well received by those who have read it.  The problem is, it was not perfect and needed revisions.  Years later, many of the revisions have been thought through, but have not made their way to paper.  My plan is to complete a final draft of this script with the help of the FilmSnork community.  As I revise the screenplay I will be posting several scene per week and asking for you to critique it.  Honest critiques - good, bad or ugly.  I have never been one to show my work to people (a highly recommended thing to do) - now I plan to show it to the world.  Once this is done, if successful there may be additional screenplays.

FilmSnork Film Festivals - Just what you would expect.  A series of films to be watched and discussed.  I will come up with the list, provide enough time for people to obtain them to view (usually will pick films with streaming options - amazon, netflix, etc.) and then provide a place to discuss them.  Thinking I will start with and under-appreciated film festival or possibly great films from the 80s.  The more people that watch, the better the experience.

"The Sopranos" Cut To Black - an analysis of the finale of the HBO show which upset and confused many viewers.  I am pretty sure I have a definitive answer to what the final moments meant.  A shot by shot analysis of the episode will provide answers that you never had the questions

Of course there will still be various articles and plenty of film reviews along the way.  One thing I hope to curtail is the constant begging for new members.  I apologize, but I want to get the word out.  My compensation are the prizes.

If you have any ideas for events to add to the site or way to improve it, please leave a comment on this page.  The best way to do so is to choose the Name/URL option and create a screen name and stick with it.  One goal is to create a better comment system - keep an eye out for it.

I hope you are all as excited about these events as we are.

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