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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Film Preservation Blogathon

For those who haven't heard, Marilyn Ferdinand of Ferdy on Films and Farran Smith Nehme, aka The Siren, at The Self-Styled Siren are hosting a blogathon, from February 14 - 21, about a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. Marilyn and Farran explain it better at their respective blogs, here and here.

Greg Ferrara of Cinema Styles has set up a blog where banners and the commercial (above) for the blogathon can be found entitled For the Love of Film. As he explains on his own site:
The blogathon will be run in conjunction with the National Film Preservation Foundation. In their own words:

The National Film Preservation Foundation is the independent, nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. Growing from a national planning effort led by the Library of Congress, the NFPF began operations in 1997. We work directly with archives to rescue endangered films that will not survive without public support.

So please help out, advertise, contribute a post or whatever else you can think to do. [Above] is the first official commercial I put together for the blogathon that you can embed onto your own homepage. The music was written and recorded by yours truly, everything else is public domain. The movie still of the two men at the table is from Ernst Lubitsch's The Patriot, a 1929 film now sadly lost forever. The Greta Garbo film is A Woman of Affairs, a film restored years ago but still not available on DVD. It can be viewed here in its entirety however.
Couldn't have said it better myself, Greg.


Marilyn Ferdinand said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Tony. I hope we can count on you for a blogathon post.

Tony Dayoub said...

Why of course, Marilyn. I've already discussed it with the Siren. I'm very excited about this wonderful cause you guys have taken up.

bill r. said...

You now have an award, given to you by me.

Tony Dayoub said...

Thank you, Bill. It's an honor. I hope to address this in a post tomorrow.