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The Filmnerd
Saturday August 27th 2005, 11:16 am
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Howdy. I am The Filmnerd. I have always had a voracious appetite for the cinematic arts, and one of the ways that I like to process my various film experiences is to write about them.

The films that I screen and review for Driving Socrates will not fit any particular pattern, except that I will probably not write about movies that would be difficult for a reader to get access to. My reviews are intended to encourage people to seek out and watch the films themselves. When appropriate I will include links to the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and/or Netflix. When I decide to ‘rate’ a film my system is patterned after the standard American academic model: A=Great | B=Good | C=Fair | D=Not-So-Much | F=Absolute Shite

Some of the films I review will be first run, but for the most part I will be talking about films on DVD. There will be a broad mix of contemporary as well as ‘classic’ cinema, and I will always try to access quality films from different cultures. I probably have more respect for Hollywood than most progressive film watchers, but I especially appreciate films that are able to escape the trappings of the more industrialized factions of the film business. I tend to like diversity when I plan my viewing experiences, so the same week that I offer my commentary on The Bicycle Thief I might also review Legally Blonde. I think that there is a place for intellectualism in cinema, but I also appreciate films that are just entertainment.

I hope that my comments will encourage the filmnerd in all of you!

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Welcome aboad! See how easy that was. I look forward to following along after movie nights. -Peace

Comment by PodcastForPeace 08.28.05 @ 2:16 pm

Looking forward to your thoughts, comments, reviews of a broad range of movies. I’ve been enjoying Greencine, a San Francisco based movie subcription service for the last year, a whole community of filmnerds! Welcome to DS!

Comment by tao 08.28.05 @ 3:52 pm

WELCOME Nerd de Film! This is an important new dimension to DS. Review and criticism is such an essential part of our creative cycle. Film being one of our most prolifict and important forms of communication and education and entertainment, it is also one of the most important content for criticism. Thanks for doing this man – I am looking forward to a long line films to watch. Blog On!!!

Comment by andrei hedstrom 08.29.05 @ 10:33 am

Welcome Filmnerd! I can’t wait for your first review!

Comment by shelby 08.29.05 @ 1:03 pm

I’m not the new kid anymore!! Welcome on the Drive… hope you enjoy your trip.

Comment by chrisybug 08.29.05 @ 4:35 pm

Welcome! I can’t wait to read your reviews. I’m always looking for good cinema.

Comment by veronika 08.31.05 @ 4:40 pm

GO NERD! ~ m

Comment by AnnCarden 11.02.05 @ 8:55 am

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