Ok, so the nominations are in! Between the blog and the Ravelry group we got some really great nominations, so I decided to add them all in to the vote. Please leave your votes in the comments to this post. If you are a member of Ravelry, please leave your vote in the thread over at the Fiberflix group. You can vote for up to 2 movies per month. Voting ends on Friday, August 31st. Also, after you vote, scroll down to the bottom of the post for a new swap sign-up. It's another yarn and a movie swap but with a Halloween twist.
September: Back to School Movies
Back to School
Grosse Pointe Blank
School of Rock
Bring it On
Dazed and Confused
Rock and Roll High School
October - Monster Movies
Night of the Hunter
28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
The Mummy (1932)/The Mummy (1999)
Dracula (1931)/Dracula (1992)
Gojira (the orginal Godzilla)
The Corpse Bride
Nightmare Before Christmas
November - Director Retrospective
Billy Wilder (Some Like it Hot, The Apartment, The Seven Year Itch, Sabrina, Stalag 17, Double Indemnity, etc)
Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, Marnie, Rebecca, etc.)
Akira Kurosawa (The Seventh Samurai, Ran, The Hidden Fortress, Dreams, Shadow Warrior, etc.)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Michael Collins, Breakfast on Pluto, Interview with a Vampire, We're no Angels)
Robert Altman (A Prairie Home Companion, Gosford Park, The Company, Short Cuts, The Player, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, MASH, Nashville)
Tim Burton (Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Mars Attacks)
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Clerks 2, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats)
Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia)
Also, over on Ravelry there's a Yarn and a Movie Swap - the Halloweeen edition starting up. Here's the info. If you are interested please email Kathie at kathie AT charter DOT net to sign up.
"Yarn and a Movie" Swap
On suggestion from DiniKnits and with the blessing of CraftyLilly I bring you "Yarn and a Movie"!
Note At this time, the swap is open to those in the US and Canada due to region issues with dvd's. However we do have several people in this group who are in the UK and other locations outside the US & Canada, If there are enough of you who are interested we can match you up in the swap, just message me and let me know your interested.
Official Swap Rules and other Stuff...
1) Sign-ups Officially start Wednesday, August 22nd and will end Tuesday, Sept 25th @ Midnight PST. Swap partners will be distributed by Sept 30th. Packages can be sent anytime in October, but please be sure to get the package out in time for delivery by the 31st. To sign up please send me a message, or post your intent here. (We could also use an angel or two for just in cases)
2) This is a theme oriented swap, not everyone likes horror films so the categories are as follows horror/thriller/suspense. After you are paired up with your swap partner, you will exchange a short questionnaires (which I will post when we are ready to post partners) and a list of 5 movies in this genre that you would like to see.
3) What will be swapped?
a) A movie of course, preferably a new one.
b) Munchies to make movie night fun, this could be popcorn, candy, chips, anything that you think your swap partner might enjoy. You could also use this as an opportunity to include some type of local snack item that might not be readily available in your swap partners area.
c) Yarn!! Enough to make a small project like a hat, scarf or a pair of socks, you can also include any extra goodies you might want to pass on to your swap partner.
4) I'm thinking we are looking at about $40 per package plus shipping... give or take... I know there are some people who are swap shy because they have either at some point or another not received a package or got a puny package vs the spoils they sent. I do not want this swap to go down like that! If you cannot participate please do NOT sign up. There are times when once committed to something life happens, at that point please just message me and let me know, don't just disappear.
I really want this swap to go well, if you have any questions or issues please let me know. If this goes well we can probably set up do a movie swap several times a year, under different themes.