Sunday, January 30, 2005

Website Update: Traffic Report

I knew that plugging the site on IFC’s Ultimate Film Fanatic would have some impact. But I kept my expectations modest. We’re talking digital cable here. A few extra visitors, I figured.

In the ten days since the show aired, traffic has more than tripled. I’m flabbergasted. I even got a shout-out from the Cinetrix. Praise from Caesar indeed. The moral of the story, kids: TV works, and don’t let anyone tell you different.

So to those of you who found the site because of my nationally televised flameout, let me officially say welcome. I hope you like what you see, and feel free to come on back.

And to those regulars who stumbled onto the site before that, whether through blind luck or chronic insomnia, I’d like to say thank you. Your feedback has kept me going.

Website Update: Links

I’ve added a few illustrious names to the blogroll, which you can find here. As for the theory page, I know I haven’t updated it in a while. But I will. Someday. Eventually.

Miscellaneous: Links

Let me turn over the reins to Tony Kay, the staunch cineaste who bested me on UFF. Here’s his reminiscence of meeting legendary Japanese director Seijun Suzuki.

He’s also written an appreciation of the Mexican film SANTA CLAUS, which appears on a website devoted the oeuvre of producer K. Gordon Murray. (Thus marking the first time the words oeuvre and K. Gordon Murray have appeared in the same sentence.) Tony described SANTA CLAUS on the show – the jolly old elf scores wacky dust from Merlin the Magician and sets out to do battle with Satan – and was kind enough to give all of his fellow contestants a copy of the film for Christmas. It damn near ruined my holiday.