With the short essay “Film Appreciation” to herald my entry into the world of movie blogging and reviewing, that I’d posted on the 28th of May, 2008, I believe I started a journey. A journey wherein I saw a host of good and not-so-good movies and provided capsule reviews for nearly everything that I saw; and I can safely say that I’ve been reasonably involved in my venture, if not prolific. Nearly 400 movie reviews in around 2 years – not a bad figure I’d say.
But what made this activity all the more enriching and memorable were the friends and acquaintances that I made over the blogosphere in these 2 years. Though I haven’t personally met most of the people blogrolled at my place, it was our mutual appreciation for the medium and willingness to share our opinion over the internet that got us all acquainted.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the bloggers whose blogs I’ve especially loved frequenting, in order to both expand my understanding as well as to participate in debates and discussions, for letting me be part of this wonderful community.
Some names & blogs that instantly come to my mind are: Sam Juliano @ Wonders in the Dark, Srikanth aka Just Another Movie Buff @ The Seventh Art, John Greko @ Twenty Four Frames, Jim Snavely aka Alex DeLarge @ Korovo Thetra, Ed Howard @ Only the Cinema, Iain Stott @ The One-Line Review, Dave Hicks @ Goodfella’s Movie Blog, Alex @ Film Forager, 1 Minute Film Review, Roy Stafford aka Venicelion @ The Case for Global Cinema, ZC @ Precious Bodily Fluids, Stephanie Lundahl aka Norma Desmond @ The Flick Chick, Troy Olson @ Elusive as Robert Denby, Kevin J. Olson @ Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies, Samuel Wilson @ Mondo 70, Daniel Getahun @ Getafilm, MoviesAndSongs365, Omar Ahmed @ Ellipsis, Doniphon @ The Long Voyage Home, Tristan @ The Library of Babel, Movie Man @ The Dancing Image, Drew McIntosh @ The Blue Vial, Blake @ Bitchin’ Film Reviews, Dan @ Top 10 Films, Sitenoise at the Movies, Dan the Movie Man’s Reviews, My Floating Red Couch, Heather @ Movie Mobsters, Kim Morgan @ Sunset Gun, Ibetolis @ Film for the Soul, Rick Olson @ Coosa Creek Mambo, and so many more (I sincerely apologise if I missed your name). There are also people who graced my blog with their presence, like Maurizo Roca, Jani Laaksonen, Himanshu Rai aka Yayaver, Mahadyuti Adhikary, Arindam Gupta, Bhargav Saika, Little Girl Lost, Nitesh, Cute Priya, and my dear friends Sthito, and Piyasree, among others.
And now that I’ve decided to take my career and in turn life towards a new direction by opting for higher studies, I know my movie watching and reviewing here at Cinemascope will suffer terribly and will get cut down quite drastically. Nonetheless, let me ensure that as long as I’m there, this blog will not die since I’ve invested too much of time, effort and love to let it go without a fight. And I sincerely hope that the friendships and acquaintances made will not get lost either.
I might remain incommunicado for the next week or so, and very infrequent over the next two years or so, but there’s no doubting the fact that… I’ll be back…