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Written by: Sam Fragoso on December 25, 2012

December 25, 2012 | 21 comments | Featured

This past Thanksgiving I expressed my gratitude to a select group of people in the world of film who had made my life better. It was a simple conceit, and one I plan to reuse and expand this morning. Below is a compilation of wonderful people who have appreciated, guided, and aided me over the past three years. As most of you know by now, Duke & the Movies will be closing up shop in the next week or two. In its place, the Movie Mezzanine will go up Wednesday, January 2nd. Take this post as the last hurrah — an occasion to commend a myriad of you for doing so much. Aside from the individuals listed below, I’d like to thank my family and friends for their tireless support. Now, for the rest of you.

Andy Buckle – The Film Emporium

Jake Cole – Not Just Movies

Simon – Screen Insight

Jandy Stone – The Frame

Tom Clift – MovieDex

Cam Williams - Popcorn Junkie

James Ward – Visalia-Times Delta

Steve Honeywell – 1001 Plus

Bonjour Tristesse

Roger Ebert — The Chicago Sun Times

Ryan McNeil – The Matinee

Corey Atad – JustAtad

Aiden Redmond – Cut the Crap Movie Reviews

Tyler – Southern Vision

Anna – Defiant Success

Rodney Fernby – Fernby Films

Scott Lawlor – Front Room Cinema

Ruth Elizabeth – Splendid & Lovely

Julian Cheslow – Dirty With Class

Franz Patrick – Franz Patrick’s Film Archive

Max Covill – Impassioned Cinema

Bob Turnbull – Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind

Marc Ciafardini – Go See Talk

Kevin Ketchum – Next Projection

David Nusair – Reel Films Reviews

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

Margaret (Lady Sati) – Cinematic Corner 

Alex Withrow – And So It Begins

Matt Singer, Eric Kohn, and Steve Greene – IndieWire

Eric D. Snider – Film.com

Jessica - The Velvet Cafe

Andrew Robinson – gMan Reviews

Nick Prigge – Cinema Romantico

Courtney Smalls – Big Thoughts From A Small Mind

Kristin Griffin – All Eyes On Screen

Steven Flores – Surrender to the Void

Mike Scott – CBS 47

The Vern – Video Vanguard

Dan Fogarty – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

Rick Bentley and Donald Munro – The Fresno Bee

Eric – The Warning Sign

Carrie Rickey – Philadelphia Inquirer

Dan Heaton – Public Transportation Snob

John LaRue – The Droid You’re Looking For

Kate Erbland – Film School Rejects

Sam Bathe – Fan the Fire Magazine

Andrew Crump – A Constant Visual Feast

Danny Reed – Can’t Stop the Movies

Brian J. Roan – Dear Film

Ruth – Flix Chatter

Kristen Sales – Sales on Film

James Blake Ewing – Cinema Sights

Castor Troy – Anomalous Material

Joel Burman & the LAMB Community

Merry Christmas …


There are 21 comments for this post.

  1. Anna on December 25, 2012 10:30 am

    Thank you. Best of luck with your new site!

  2. Sam Fragoso on December 25, 2012 10:51 am

    Hope everything is going well for you Anna.

  3. sati on December 25, 2012 11:40 am

    Thank you! I’m looking forward to the launch of your new site!

  4. Sam Fragoso on December 25, 2012 11:45 am

    Glad to know you’ll continue to be around.

  5. Steven Flores on December 25, 2012 1:45 pm

    Thank you. Good luck with the new site.

  6. Sam Fragoso on December 25, 2012 2:00 pm

    Yep yep. Thanks Steven.

  7. Fogs on December 25, 2012 2:35 pm

    Merry Christmas, Sam. Looking forward to seeing the Mezzanine, I hope it’s a huge hit!

  8. Sam Fragoso on December 25, 2012 5:45 pm

    I hope it’s a huge hit too.

  9. Eric on December 25, 2012 8:43 pm

    Happy holidays, Sam! Here’s to a great 2013.

  10. The Vern on December 25, 2012 9:17 pm

    Thank you so much for including my blog on your list. Merry Christmas to you too Sam.

  11. Jandy on December 25, 2012 9:51 pm

    Same to you, Sam! Same to you. And as much as I’ve enjoyed reading Duke and the Movies, I can’t wait to see what you and others have in store for the Movie Mezzanine.

  12. Dan Heaton on December 26, 2012 7:42 am

    Thanks Sam! Your blog is great, and I can’t wait to check out the new one soon!

  13. Andrew on December 26, 2012 8:32 am

    Thanks for the thanks again, Sam. And I’ll scout out a seat on the mezzanine once it opens. Looking forward to it.

  14. Alex Withrow on December 26, 2012 12:25 pm

    Cheers man, see you at the Mezzanine!

  15. Bonjour Tristesse on December 26, 2012 3:45 pm

    This is quite the list of great bloggers and critics. Thank you Sam, for mentioning me in it.

  16. Tyler on December 26, 2012 9:52 pm

    I feel very humbled to be mentioned here, thank you very much Sam. Cannot wait to see the Movie Mezzanine!

  17. Nick on December 27, 2012 6:30 am

    Thanks, Sam. As always, your kindness toward other bloggers is unequaled. Merry Christmas.

  18. Jessica on December 27, 2012 7:45 am

    Thank you so much for the kind mentioning! Here’s to the opening of your new place! Can’t wait to see it! Cheers!

  19. ruth m on December 27, 2012 3:15 pm

    Thanks so much for the kind mention, Sam. Your writing has inspired me as well, so I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store in The Movie Mezzanine! Cheers!

  20. Rodney on December 27, 2012 11:59 pm

    Kind words indeed, Sam. Best of luck with the new site – I’ll be following your progress over at MM in 2013!!

  21. Franz Patrick on December 31, 2012 3:05 pm

    Of course, I’ll be following the new website. Thank you for including me on your list, Sam. Happy new beginning! Woo-hoo!

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