Monday, August 3, 2009

Blog Awards

I've been running this blog for about two and a half years now, and while I do know that I have at least some readers, as evidenced by my Google Analytics stats and the comments on the posts, sometimes it's hard to know if there's anyone really out there. However, incontrovertible proof has come my way via this blog award:


-- bestowed upon me by the estimable Neil Fulwood, author of the very fine read The Agitation of the Mind, which I highly recommend. Thanks, Neil!

So, in that generous spirit, I'll spread the love by passing on this award to some other blogs that are well worth your attention. I won't annotate these other than to give them all very hearty recommendations:

Criterion Reflections

Critic After Dark

Dennis Grunes

G. Indiana

Jonathan Rosenbaum

jonk heap

Korea Pop Wars

Lessons From the School of Inattention

Observations on film art and Film Art

ryuganji

Beyond the Multiplex (Andrew O'Hehir)

scanners

Seen in Jeonju

Shooting Down Pictures

Some Came Running

Tativille

Thanks for the Use of the Hall

The Criterion Contraption

The Evening Class

The Moviegoer

Tom Vick: Asian Cinema Plus

Also, a very honorable mention to Catherine Grant's Film Studies For Free, an invaluable resource collecting links to scholarly film writing on the web.

Thanks to all the writers above (and the many more I don't have space to include here) for consistently providing excellent and inspiring writing, and last but most certainly not least, thanks to all my readers from around the world (from 74 countries at last count), for taking the time to visit my site. I hope it is, and continues to be, worth your time.

4 comments:

Catherine Grant said...

Thanks for the 'honorable mention' for Film Studies For Free. It is an honour indeed to be placed in such great company by a blog which I enjoy reading very much.

Tom Giammarco said...

Thank you for the blog award! I enjoy reading your posts and I am honored that you like Seen in Jeonju.

Author: Christopher Bourne said...

It's great to hear that you both enjoy the blog. That means a lot.

@Catherine: Your site will most definitely be useful in my research for a film journal piece I'm working on -- it will make my job a lot easier.

@Tom: Your site is great, too -- basically, you're my eyes and ears on what's going on in the Korean film world, which as you know, is a major focus of mine. I hope one day to make it out to the Jeonju fest -- maybe I'll run into you there!

Maya said...

Sweet shout-out. Thanks a lot! And congrats on the well-deserved award.