Unfortunately, I don't have a monthly tip or random list of links prepared in time for this post. So despite my usual disdain for these things, I've decided to participate in the 7x7 meme.
Thanks to Cherokee from Feminising Film, Sati from Cinematic Corner, and David from Taste of Cinema for nominating me!
- Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
- Link to a post I think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
- Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers
I've seen a lot of movies, but here are a few big ones that I've watched parts of over the years, but have never managed to sit all the way through. Titanic, Forrest Gump, Jaws, The Matrix (sorry Cherokee), all of the Harry Potter series, Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind.
Most Beautiful Piece:
I don't know if anything I've written here is actually beautiful, that's not something I strive for, leaving that department to the directors and the screenshots. But I think my review for Wings of Desire comes the closest.
Most Helpful Piece:
I think that would be my instructions on adding your own links to IMDb from January's musings post. If you haven't read it, check it out.
Most Popular Piece:
According to Google Analytics, the most visited page on Bonjour Tristesse is my list of 2012 Oscars Foreign Language Film Submissions, but according to Blogger's stats it's my review for Drive with nearly 5,700 pageviews.
Most Controversial Piece:
Again this is something I don't do on purpose, so it's hard to single out a post I feel is controversial. Perhaps my list of films of the New French Extremity qualifies.
Most Surprisingly Successful Piece:
Looking through the stats, the biggest surprise is my review for Student Services, a little known French film from 2010 by Emmanuelle Bercot starring Déborah François, which is currently my #10 most viewed post of all time.
Most Underrated Piece:
For the amount of time it took to put it all together, my Berlinale roundup post didn't draw in as much traffic as I hoped. Oh well, it was still fun doing it.
Most Pride-worthy Piece:
Hands down, this one has to be my ongoing series on the films of the Czechoslovak New Wave. I don't think any other English site out there, not even IMDb, has as extensive a selection of reviews of these gems, and I'm still only half way done.
Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers:
It's going to be hard to find 7 of you who haven't already received this but I'll try, and don't feel obligated to participate if selected, I usually don't.
Michaël @ Le Mot du Cinephiliaque
Lisa @ lisathatcher.wordpress.com
Jandy @ The Frame
Banacek @ Beasts in Human Skin
Murtaza @ A Potpourri of Vestiges
David @ Never Too Early Movie Predictions
and last but not least, and this is a long shot because he hasn't posted since November:
Jack @ Jack L. film reviews. Come back Jack!