Happy Easter everybody!
Before last week, I had no idea what a 7×7 Link Award was. But thanks to a few informative writers on twitter (Tyler, Anna, Julian, Alex), I thought I’d take some time out of my day, and contribute to the meme.The idea of this post is to tell you readers seven things you don’t know about certain articles I’ve published in the past. Then, when completed, tag seven more individuals to participate in this meme.
First, though, I’m supposed to start with something you don’t know about me. Well, besides the fact that I moonlight as Dexter from time to time, I enjoy a certain show (mainly viewed by screaming teenage girls) that I’ve watched since 7th grade. Even worse, it’s on the CW. It’s called … (contemplating why I’m admitting such a laughable habit of mine) Gossip Girl.
In my defense, the first season was of actual quality and the following two were watchable affair. However, the show that exists today it’s sort of miserable, but it’s like a sinking ship where there’s really no chance of survival. I’m staying with it to its conclusion and hopefully I’ll survive the plethora of bad television. Before we move on, though, I should admit that the genuine – honest to God reason – I tune in week after week, is Blake Lively. Personally, she’s unequivocally the most beautiful and stunning female I’ve ever seen on screen. Oh, she also contains some talent, too.
Now, without further ado (and with respect hopefully still intact):
My most beautiful piece: Due to the number of individuals who openly told me they cried while reading A Change, I think this selection has a certain amount of beautiful, tactfulness to it.
My most helpful piece: The entirety of our History of Film here at Duke & The Movies is a great way find your way through cinemas finest, voted on by you readers.
My most controversial piece: My dissection of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets provoked cinephile outrage when I gave the film a scathing negative review.
My most popular piece: By the number of views and comments, my favorite 20 films of 2011 contains quite a bit of popularity.
My most underrated piece: I particularly enjoyed my first encounter with the French New Wave, when I review Jean Luc Godard’s Breathless - which din’t inspire as much discussion as I would’ve thought.
My most surprisingly successful piece: While the comments may suggest otherwise, my editorial on the embargo system and David Denby (anyone remember last year’s early review charade?) was valued as a must read by many fellow writers.
The Seven People
Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
Eric D. Snider @ Film.com
Jandy Stone @ The Frame
Dylan Fields @ Man, I Love Films
Brian Roan @ Dear Film
Rachel Thuro @ Rachel’s Reel Reviews
Jessica @ The Velvet Cafe