Friday, October 19, 2007

News of the Day


In further proof that I am turning over a new leaf, I decided to change the name of this blog. When I first started writing here, I picked the name "Dr. Criddle's Homefront Film School" because I ended up taking a year off after I graduated from high school, so I could get a job and save up some money while I searched for an affordable college. Having known pretty much since elementary school that I wanted to study film, I used my year out as an opportunity to get ahold of the works of Ford, Renoir, Kurosawa and Fellini inter-library loan system, scour tag sales and video store going-out-of-business sales for B-movie goodies, and make trips to Williamstown's lovely Images Cinema a weekly habit. Now, I've been at college for almost a year and a half, so I think this title is a little outdated. I decided to change the name to one that speaks to my love of horror cinema, and my interest in the history of cinema which goes back to its roots in the silent era. I also deleted a handful of broken links from the right-hand column and added a whole mess of interesting new ones.

In addition to more regular updates, here's something else that will be a regular feature: Amazing Link of the Moment. The amazing link of this very right now moment is Found Item Clothing, a company which creates reproductions of shirts worn by characters in 80's and 90's movies. They've got The Dude's Japanese baseballer shirt from The Big Lebowski, one with the Elsinore Brewery logo from Strange Brew, and dozens of other designs from Real Genius, Tron, Caddyshack and The Monster Squad. Here's to hoping their next addition to their catalogue will be Jack Burton's samurai tank top from Big Trouble in Little China.