Movie Title Compilation Video

Via Anne Thompson, an amusing little video that compiles scenes from movies where characters mention the movie’s title.  Pretty fun in a fannish, film geeky, sort of way.

In other news, I’m hoping to get back into a regular blogging schedule soon.  My attention has been pretty divided lately for a number if reasons, but I find that when I’m writing for the blog, I’m also somewhat more likely to be writing for longer formats such as journal articles and such.  Michael Z. Newman has an interesting discussion of this topic in a recent post on the ephemerality of Twitter posts, but unlike him (and many other scholars), I find that blogging helps me to engage and signals that I am more–not less–focused on my scholarship.  I’ll admit that I’m likely unusual in that regard, but the lack of blogging (and even Twittering lately) has been keeping me from sifting through some new research.  Mike’s post does offer a cool reflection on the implications of the ease with which Twitter posts disappear from view.

Update: Just wanted to add that I had a recent conversation with a colleague, I believe at the eCitizenship conference I’ve been attending, about what it means that responses to blog posts have been increasingly migrating to Twitter and Facebook.  It seems possible that those comments, which were often valuable to me in completing my first book, will now be more difficult to track down given that they are not in a single location and that they are often posted to sites that make it harder to archive and find older content.


  1. Erik Said,

    November 15, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    It was good to see you last week. Is this a plea to leave comments on the blog instead of/in addition to other places? The dispersed mode of communication was easier when it was only blog comments or trackbacks/pingbacks from other blogs, but comments elsewhere (FB most notably, also twitter) seem to disappear or become hard to find and collate. I’ve seen pingback style services for twitter, I think, but not for FB. What to do?

  2. Chuck Said,

    November 15, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    I don’t want to beg for comments, but I’ll admit that it would be nice to have a more visible form of reception for my blog (especially when my tenure application rolls around and I want to justify the blog as formative and important). At this point, because I have a decent sense of audience, I often write with some anticipation of how readers might react, and the Facebook and Twitter comments allow an easier way in to participation for readers precisely because those comments seem more ephemeral.

    It was nice seeing you, too, and I really enjoyed talking about issues related to digital cinema.

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