New and Improved

Hello there dear readers,

Welcome to the brand new For Cinephiles by a Cinefille! After four years using Blogger, I have decided to transition to WordPress, where I will have more layout options for my little blog. I hope you are enjoying what you see so far.

Slowly I am importing my old blog and working out the kinks as I get used to WordPress. I’m not the most tech savvy person but hopefully soon I have will have FCBaC working like clockwork again.



Four Years

As of 9 minutes ago, For Cinephiles by a Cinefille turned four years old.

In 17 years, this blog will be old enough to drink. Publicly.

So here is to 17 more years of my random babbling about movies, to my obsession with Katharine Hepburn, the Oscars and bad reality television, to finishing my senior thesis (hey remember that, because I certainly do not), and to my endless attempts to prove that I am sane.



A TCM Marathon

This summer I have absolutely nothing to do. Not that I’m really complaining. This is probably the last time I’ll ever get to sit around for three months and do nothing (except when the recession prevents me from getting a job post-college, but I’m thinking positively here). Although I am enjoying my unemployment/lack of internship/laziness, I am quite bored. So I’m giving myself something to; something very important to do.

I’ve decided that on July 10, I will attempt to watch 24 hours straight of TCM programming for no other reason than because I can.

Back in my youth (aka four years ago when I was in high school) I used to watch hours upon hours of TCM. I would spend so much crafting my Robert Osbourne impression that my parents didn’t believe me when I said I had friends. But once I got to college I mastered the art of the all-nighter and kind of forgot about by unnatural ability to watch eight movies a day.

So now the time has come for me to combine what I do best: watching TCM and pulling all-nighters. And you are are welcome to join in on this somewhat crazy idea. if you tune into TCM at any point during the day and want to write about what’s on, go for it and I’ll post a link on my blog. Oh yeah, I’ll be blogging/tweeting the entire time. Honestly, why else would I watch TCM for 24 hours straight?

So here’s hoping this works out!

It’s Thesis Time

Now that I’m back from Cannes, I am going to let you in on my grand plan for the remainder of the summer. I am officially a senior at Mount Holyoke, I can start work on my senior thesis. So this summer I will be doing nothing but academic research…and maybe I’ll find a job.

My tentative plan is write about post 9/11 American film. I will be using my free time this summer to narrow down that broad category into something worth writing about. I plan on blogging about the films I see and articles I read, so be prepared for that. For Cinephiles by a Cinefille is about to become the most non-academic academic blog on the web.