Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Film Connoisseur gets its first award!



So Im happy to inform you guys that The Film Connoisseur has received its first blog award!

This award comes from Neil Fulwood from the awesome blog The Agitation of the Mind. Neil has one of the best blogs on the net, always doing his "retrospectives" on different directors. Most recently, he gave me one hell of an education on Sam Peckinpah's career! So check his blog out if your looking for a blog thats well written and thought out. I also got the Kreative Blogger Award from Carl at I Like Horror Movies (ILHM) a great read, Carl always keeps us informed on the latest goings on in the horror world as well as offering short and concise reviews of the horror films he watches. In addition, Carl always informs on the latest horror releases, horror quotes, horror cover art, horror posters...everything horror!

Now, since Ive been given this Kreative Blogger Award, I now have to follow some rules.
They go as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So according to the rules of the Kreative Blogger Award, I have to nominate 7 other blogs that I think are noteworthy. Ive only been blogging for a couple of months now, but I have found quite a few blogs out there that are just awesome reads. I will now do onto others as has been done to me, I will mention seven blogs that deserve the Kreative Blogger Award. These 7 must do the same! So without further ado, here are my seven pics for Kreative Bloggers:

1. The Agitation of the Mind (http://misterneil.blogspot.com/) -
I know Neil was the guy who gave me the creative blogger award, but dammit, The Agitation of the Mind is too awesome a blog not to nominate. It certainly is one of the most in depth and informative reads on the blogosphere. So my hats down to you my friend!

2. Cinema Du Meep (http://cinemadumeep.blogspot.com/) - Cinema Du Meep is one of the most nostalgic blogs out there. I always find his posts so interesting cause Michael really dives deep into old movies, often times posting the rarest posters from the 70s and 80s! This blogs a real find for those of you who love to travel back to the 70s and 80s.

3. Jeremy the Critic (http://jeremythecritic.blogspot.com/) - Jeremy the Critic has some of the best and in depth movie review blogs out there. He wont just write a little paragraph on the film, nope, this guy will go into a very detailed explanation and analisys of every film he reviews! I enjoy his blog a lot for this reason. Its not just a quick thought on the film he reviews, Jeremy prides himself in writing informative film reviews for all kinds of films.

4. The Direct to Video Connoisseur (http://www.mattmovieguy.com/) - Matt specializes in doing reviews of direct to video films. This is the best site to go if you want to read about all those direct to video Dolph Lungdren movies. Or all those direct to video Steven Segal films. Or any other kind of obscure straight to video films. Matts wastes no time in finding the funny angle to the direct to video films he reviews.

5. Zombies Are Magic! (http://zombiesaremagic.blogspot.com/) - Great blog on horror films, done with great respect, humor and reverence towards horror films.

6. Movie Moxie (http://moviemoxie.blogspot.com/) - Movie reviews on all sorts of films, from a very personal, and very nostalgic point of view.

7. La Mansion del Terror (http://lamansiondelterror.blogspot.com/) - This one is for those of you who can read in spanish, and I know I got some spanish reading readers out there so if you want to take a look at horror reviews in spanish (this blog comes to us from Spain!) then, by all means check this one out, its informative and has new reviews every week.

So there you have it, seven blogs that kick ass. Hope you guys get the chance to check them out.

Seven things you guys should know about me are as follows:

1- I write and direct my own indy films. Im not a "professional" filmmaker, but I know enough about films to know that the best way to learn about filmmaking is by making films. Ive already directed three films, and the last one got a theatrical release! I was so freaking happy! The name of my latest magnus opus is Cannabis Cannibal Exodus. And its about four friends who have to try and survive the zombie apocalypse and the coming nuclear attack on the island that they live in! It was a success!

2- I love graphic novels. I used to like comic books, but Ive lost interest in a lot of them because the art work and writing just dont attract me. Though I love it when a special writer and artist with some actual talent do something on any given title and they turn that story arc into a graphic novel. Basically, I love comics that have good art and stories in them. Anything by Moebius, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Jim Lee...you know good stuff.

3- Im an artist as well. I do my own comics. Hopefully I will one day print one of my comics in a little fantasy art magazine known as Heavy Metal. I know it will happen.

4- Ive been writing movie reviews for years now. I started posting in Joblo.com...then I blogged for a while on Myspace. But now Ive found my true home. Here.

5- Like most movie buffs, my interest in films began with Horror films. Im still a huge horror fan, but have grown to love all kinds of films. Its so interesting to see films from all around the world. In my opinion, theres so many good films out there, that I couldnt limit myself to only being a horror fan, though I am one at heart. I will always love horror films with a passion. Im a big sci-fi fan as well.

6- I made my first three films with a little Digital Video Camera that some tourists left on my dads taxi cab!

7- And now, Im looking forward to making my best film yet. Going higher up in quality and professionalism.

10 comments:

jeremythecritic said...

Thanks so much for the nomination! I'm in great company because those look like some fantastic blogs. Can't wait to check them all out. Had no idea you were a filmmaker...awesome stuff.

jeremythecritic said...

And congrats on the award!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Woo Hoo, finally some nominations for new blogs I havent seen yet!! Consider me followed =D

Well deserved Franco, Im not surprised I got beat to the punch but this is sure to be one in a long line of future awards! Keep up the good work man,

-C

The Film Connoisseur said...

@Jeremy: Dude, your blog deserves it, your blogs a great read!

@Carl: Ill keep writing if you keep reading!

Reina said...

Congratulations! You forgot to say you were a J..heheheh just kidding! You blog rockss! And your sexy! hehehe! Keep up the excellent work, you cannabis canibal!

HorrO said...

Congrats on the award. When I saw your blog listed for the award, I said that was a good choice. Keep the reviews coming!

Jen said...

Thank you for the nomination!!Love checking out new (to me) blogs!

ATXEIN said...

Thanks for the award Francisco¡¡ I didn´t know your were a filmmaker¡¡ I hope to see some of your staff..

And congratulations for your award, you deserve it¡

Lisa said...

Well done! :D

The Film Connoisseur said...

Thanks everybody, I will continue keeping this blog alive for your reading pleasure!

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