Got a great response from this post the other day:
In my never ending quest to motivate folks to watch movies, why not a Hidden Movie Gem Month? What’s more, what if I reached out to the GITS community and offered any of you interested to write a guest blog post? Do you have a favorite movie that deserves more attention than it gets?
Perhaps an older film hidden in the shadows of time.
Maybe a cult classic.
How about a foreign film.
I’d like to gauge your interest in taking this on. If I can get 25 people to commit to writing a brief Hidden Gems guest post, I think that would be totally cool. Imagine the variety of movies we could amass. I would create a post template to make it easy on you, all you’d have to do is plug in the information, provide a couple of paragraphs about why you love the movie so much and why we should all watch it, and you’d not only be doing a public service, you’d also get your name in some bright bloggy lights!
So who’s up for PROJECT HIDDEN GEMS?
Here is the list of people who responded:
Traci Nell Peterson
That’s 28. I’m happy to take more as we could go up to 31 and post a Hidden Movie Gem each day for the entire month.
So here’s the deal. If you want to do this, please contact me via email to confirm your interest: GITSblog at gmail dot com. Indicate the Hidden Movie Gem you want to write about.
Here is a template you can use for your guest post:
Writers (both screenwriters and any authors whose books were used as the basis for adaptation)
Lead Actors (Just the main ones)
IMDB Plot Summary (You can find that directly under the Your Rating box. If you don’t feel the summary does the story justice, feel free to write up a logline of your own.)
Why I Think This Movie Is A Hidden Gem (Feel free to write as much as you’d like up to a half-page or so.)
My Favorite Moment In The Movie
My Favorite Dialogue In the Movie (IMDB has a Quotes section for almost every movie, so you can find key dialogue in your movie’s site.)
Key Things You Should Look For When Watching This Movie
If you can find a YouTube clip from the film or its trailer, please include that URL.
If anyone can think of something to add to the template, please post your suggestions in comments. I’ve tried to keep it succinct so it won’t be too much of a time-suck for you to write a post.
When you are done with your guest post, you may simply copy and past the content into an email to me.
The movie choice is strictly up to you, this is an exercise in democracy.
If anyone else would like to join in the fun, email me.
I will run the posts in the order I receive them.
Thanks, everyone! Should be a great monthly series!