This was originally the first post on my blog. It was posted on Sunday August 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm. Now it will find its new home here, with all of you lovelies on WordPress. Enjoy! ❤
Earlier this year, I decided I needed a new project–one that I could fall in love with. After watching the Academy Awards in February, I realized the answer had been staring me in the face for some time. I was a media communications major in college, focusing on film, and have spent innumerable hours of my life watching movies, both in and out of the classroom. After discovering how few of the academy nominated films I had seen this year, I decided that I should watch all of them… but my curiosity did not stop there. I could blog about the movies from the 84th annual awards, and then next year the 85th… but what about all of the films from years one through eighty-three? How could I understand the history of cinematic brilliance if I didn’t start at the very beginning of the awards? It isn’t enough for me to watch the winners–every single film that is nominated deserves equal attention.
So here we go. Jumping in with two feet. I have been preparing, brainstorming, and trying to smooth out the kinks, but I have decided that at some point there needs to be action. So join me, won’t you?
To start out, I will be watching all the films from the 1st (1929), 50th (1978), and 84th (2012) Academy Awards and will be posting reviews on Fridays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. Make sure to check out my twitter [@jamiedaily] and Like my Facebook page (Facebook.com/jamieDdaily) to stay up to date and interact, and please subscribe to my blog so that you won’t miss any posts!
I’m so excited and I hope you are too!