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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

De Palma Blog-A-Thon

I would like to invite anyone and everyone to participate in the upcoming Brian De Palma Blog-A-Thon I am hosting here on September 7 - 16. A fascinating auteur to some, and a figure of derision to others, this controversial director has been accused of plagiarism as often as he has been hailed for his artistry. So I welcome any entries, be they positive or negative. Send your contributions to me here, please. And if you choose not to submit a piece, I ask that you at least help me promote this event at any respective websites you may own. I am happy to accept entries from anyone. And I can provide JPEGs like the one pictured above upon request. Hope to have all of you participate in some way.

14 comments:

Jeremy Richey said...

Excellent idea. I have added the banner over at Moon in the Gutter and I will participate as well! It will be exciting to see what everyone comes up with for my favorite American filmmaker and good luck with it!

Jason Bellamy said...

Tony: Good idea. If you haven't yet, shoot an e-mail to Ed so he can plug at the Film Blog Calendar, which was made for this sort of thing. I'd love to contribute.

J.D. said...

Great idea! I have posted your banner on my site and count me in as a contributor.

Tony Dayoub said...

I'm very excited that I've gotten so many responses already, both here, and directly by e-mail.

I look forward to reading and posting each and every one of these submissions (with links back to your respective sites, of course).

Spread the word, because I'd also like to see some submissions from writers I may not be as familiar with.

Ryan Kelly said...

I am so there it's not even funny. I will chime in with multiple pieces. A stroke of brilliance!

Tony Dayoub said...

Bring it, Ryan. As many pieces as you want.

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Tony: I've been blogging for five years now, and for as many times as I've written about De Palma (or even mentioned him), I'm surprised that no one has come up with this idea yet, as far as I know anyway-- De Palma is an obvious and brilliant candidate for celebration. I just found out about the De Palma blog-a-thon today and will post the banner and news very soon! I will try to write something new if I can, but if not I have a couple of things from the archives I can dust off, whether or not I post something new.

Thanks for doing this. I can't wait to read the collection. It's been a long time since I've been able to participate in a blog-a-thon, and I'm looking forward to it!

Tony Dayoub said...

I'm honored to have you involved in any capacity, Dennis.

Your De Palma question in the quiz, as well as Kevin J. Olson's recent De Palma post at his site, inspired this Blog-A-Thon.

Adam Zanzie said...

De Palma is one of my filmmaking heroes- it was because of him and the other Movie Brats (Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola) that I first got interested in film around 3rd or 4th grade (the first movie of his I ever saw was, appropriately, "Mission to Mars"). I'm all in.

I know many of you are going to take the best movies of his career so I'll try to find a De Palma film to write on that nobody else will care to analyze. Then, if I accomplish my mission, I'll see if I can send it. I'm excited!

Chris Voss said...

Hi Tony - Caught this bit of news through Dennis/SLIFR - I'm posting the banner image now and can't wait to both contribute and catch up on Cinema Viewfinder!

The Flying Maciste Brothers said...

The Flying Maciste Brothers will be more than honored to contribute to this event. (Hoping, of course, that it will follow the delayed posting of our contribution to the "Spirit Of Ed Wood Blog-a-thon"!) We will wear the banner proudly!

Fox said...

Count me in for at least one contribution, and hopefully more. Excited x 10!!!

Tony Dayoub said...

Looking forward to your contribution, Fox.

The Principal Archivist said...

Sounds great! I've posted a banner and link on the News page at my site, here: http://www.swanarchives.org/News.asp Can't wait to read the submissions!