For the Love of Film III - It's all about Hitch!

Mark your calendars and answer the call for participants!  The third annual film preservation blogathon has been announced.  May 13-18, 2012.  Hosted by the always fabulous to read Self-Styled Siren, Ferdy on Films and This Island Rod, the goal is worthy and fantastic!

The Siren writes:

To get serious, one of the recurring motifs here at Self-Styled Siren is access--the continuing quest to see movies that remain frustratingly out of our reach. Our friends at the NFPF know how we feel, truly they do. They have streamed a number of the rescued films on their website, at no charge. It's part of their commitment not only to film history, but to bringing that history to as wide an audience as possible.

Streaming requires some serious lolly, however. In this case, it will take about $15,000 to put The White Shadow online and record the score. So, after asking our readers for their thoughts, the Siren, together with goddess Marilyn Ferdinand of Ferdy on Films and (for the first time this year) her intrepid partner from Down Under, Roderick Heath of This Island Rod, have decided to help the NFPF get The White Shadow out there on the Web, for four months on their site, free, for anyone to see.
This, my friends and patient readers, is a call for participation and posts. The not-so-shocking twist this year is that bloggers are requested to post on any aspect of Hitchcock, which of course suggests topics as diverse as--oh, come on, how hard can that be? Or, as always, posts on all matters film-preservation-related are equally welcome. The Siren's comments section is open for business, as are Marilyn's and Rod's. You don't have to know what you're going to write (you think the Siren knows yet? puh-leez) but do let us know if you're in.

If you want to participate, read the links above, let Farran, Marilyn and Rod know you are IN.  Go here to get some fabulous banners to advertise this, spread the word and then start doing your homework for the blogathon. Please go to the For the Love of Film Facebook Page and LIKE them.

If you want to get started by donating early, have a tax refund burning a hole in your pocket?  The NFPF has the donation page up and ready for you to donate some much needed loot.  Click on Hitch to donate!

What are "we" blogging about?  Let me go on the record, I'll be posting about the lost Hitchcock film, The Mountain Eagle and I have a dear friend who has already commited to guest blog on The Pleasure Garden.  I'm also planning on showing some love to a film that gets no respect, Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot. What else, who knows, but I have to get my thinking cap on and get busy getting the posts in the queue. 

C'mon?  What are YOU waiting for?  Go forth and spread the word, shout from the rooftops


Joseph said…
Wow! Your blog is the first I've seen in a long time that provides so many educational links. I hope you keep your New Year's resolution and blog more because you provide a wealth of resources.

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