March 26, 2009

New Blog

I am starting a new blog, a new hobby if you will, because I have nothing better to do than to rewatch all the foreign films I've ever seen! Nothing!

This will be a little slow in coming. I actually do have a lot on my plate at the moment, but I really want to do this. I think it'll be a good writing exercise, different than my usual writing and one that I'll really enjoy.

And no, I am NOT using this as an excuse not to finish my bathroom. We WILL finish it completely. We will. We will. We....will. That's why I'm posting pictures of it, so I'll be good 'n shamed into finishing it. Just this morning I told Stan, "Look! There are people all over this country (5 exactly) waiting for this bathroom to be finished, checking in day by day, hanging on our every bit of progress! Get to work!" So he delegated and today I'm painting the trim and woodwork that Stan strategically laid all over our basement so I have no choice but to paint it or have no place to send the children. (I warmly call our basement The Holding Cell.)

Back to the foreign film blog. I don't know if I'll start in any order, like my favorite to my least favorite or maybe I'll pull the names out of a hat. I have two in my possession right now, so I guess I'll start with them. Isn't "foreign film" a slightly outdated term though, these days? Everything is so global now, what exactly IS "foreign?" I guess if one uses the word "foreign" then it implies films that are not in English! Ah, there we are. Got it. This is getting interesting already.


rosemary said...

You won't abandon this blog will you? Will The Umbrellas of Cherborg, Hidden Dragon something, or just the ones on the list be critiqued?

Jennie said...

No, I won't abandon this one. I'll do whatever new ones I watch as well as the ones in the list I already have. There are many that I don't even remember at this point and some that I'd like to watch again. I have a few friends who like to watch them too and we're always recommending them to one another, so I thought it'd be fun to write about them. I haven't seen the ones you asked about!

word verification: flexsy

Paul Nichols said...

I left an inaugural comment on your new blog. It will be fun to see your comments. Maybe I'll watch a few--if they aren't too girly. Know what I mean? ;)

I watched a lot of Mexican movies when I was a kid--in Mexico.

Thank you for your kind correction about Asian/Oriental. I was not at all aware of that. One of these days, if I can ever get the president of the Procrastinator's Club to give me the go-ahead, I'll correct that. I'll always remember it, though. Thanks again.

Jennie said...

Maybe I'll use that label, for my men readers. (You) The first movie's labels were French and Thriller. "Girlie" could be added to the description since the cast was 3 females and only a couple men in passing.