Breaking News: The Blog Goes Daily

As some of you may have noticed, this isn’t news at all, as for about the last month, I have been posting every day. However, that was never my intention. I had originally planned to review films of the 1960s on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, but gradually I have expanded the content to include contemporary films and features like Pressbooks, Books into Films, Behind the Scenes and material which goes under the general heading of “Other Stuff” which has a very wide remit.

The 1960s was a period of dramatic change not just in the way films were made, or presented (70mm etc), but in the way they were sold and the way they were shown as the industry moved from films in release moving down a steady food chain that might take a year to complete to movies gradually opening much wider than ever before. And as studios cut down on output, older films, which had previously been dismissed as worthless or as television fodder, were now coming back into the reckoning.

As a result of including material other than just films reviews, I have gradually been posting more often. And it seemed to me I have more than enough material to jsutify continuing in this fashion. but rather than doing this in a haphazard manner, five posts one week, three the next, I thought it would make more sense to bite the bullet and just decided to post every day.

As of tomorrow the format will be as follows: more reviews on a weekly basis of 1960s films with in between items relating to these films or articles about 1960s developments, Pressbooks, Interviews, Behind the Scenes Reports, Book into Film analyses, and pretty much anything else that take my fancy as well as reviews of contemporary films.

Author: Brian Hannan

I am a published author of books about film - over a dozen to my name, the latest being "When Women Ruled Hollywood." As the title of the blog suggests, this is a site devoted to movies of the 1960s but since I go to the movies twice a week - an old-fashioned double-bill of my own choosing - I might occasionally slip in a review of a contemporary picture.

5 thoughts on “Breaking News: The Blog Goes Daily”

  1. Looking forward to it Brian. The daily posting schedule is hard to maintain. I started off 3-4 days a week then went to daily for a couple of years but now I’m back to 3-4. It’s especially challenging when dealing with movies about which there is a *lot* to say.

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    1. I can see the advantage of 3-4. I was on four a week when I started and I do wander off into “other stuff” and occasionally contemporary movies. But I’ve got enough in the blog kitty to keep me well stocked up. I’m going to stop doing contemporary reviews. It’s getting in the way of my Monday night cinema enjoyment. And I’ve still got about 1000 movies to go for the 1960s.

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  2. Good to hear you’re going daily, but will be sorry to lose the contemporary reviews. I’d cut out the Netflix and Prime stuff at teh cinema, I genuinely dodn’t want to encourage this kind of viewing. Would you really regret missing Annette, The Harder They Fall or The Power of the Dog on the big screen? Best watched in the comfort of your own home IMHO.

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