Monday, April 15, 2013

Half a Million Page Views!


Here’s huge thank-you to my wonderful readers for sending this blog over the half-million mark for page views. That’s right, after about two and a half years of existence, Every ’70s Movie has accrued over 500,000 views—that’s a lot of love for movies from the groovy decade! As always, everyone who visits this space is a welcome guest, and I’m especially grateful to regular readers and those who keep in touch with me via the comments function. Although I can’t respond to every note, I read them all and love hearing from folks who agree, disagree, or just want to support the endeavor. Speaking of support, researching and writing Every ’70s Movie does incur expenses, so please consider making a donation if you can. (Click the donation box on the upper right of the homepage.) So far, I’ve gotten to about 40% of the movies I plan to review, and as I go deeper into obscure titles, it will get more and more difficult to track down films. That’s where the donations will really make a difference. My goal is to review every single American-made fictional feature that received a legitimate theatrical release between 1970 and 1979, with a smattering of key documentaries and foreign films, and I’m sure I can achieve this goal—or come as close as possible—with your continued help. In the meantime, here’s to crossing the million-view mark sometime in the future!

5 comments:

adam said...

Quite a feat! Love the site!

scopophiliamovieblog.com said...

Congratulations Peter! You are an inspiration to the rest of us bloggers! My only question would be why did you choose to do the 70's decade? Was there any special reason why you choose this decade over the others?

By Peter Hanson said...

Firstly, the 70s was the time of my childhood, and there's a magic to the pop culture of one's younger years that time seems unable to change. Secondly, from the time I first started understanding films in an adult way to the present, I've consistently found the best films of the 70s to embody a character-driven, reality-based aesthetic that speaks to me; this aesthetic appears consistently from small films ("Breaking Away") to bigger ones ("The Godfather"). And, of course, there's the historical significance: The influx of film-school trained auteurs with counterculture-friendly sensibilities happened at a moment when American society was in transition, so the best films of the period capture seismic changes in national identity. Nostalgia plus the kind of storytelling that moves me plus the backdrop of a fraught moment = grooviness.

Tommy Ross said...

Congrats Peter on your 500K mark, you have an AWESOME blog and I want to thank you sincerely for all the enjoyment it's brought me. There's already roughly 10-12 films I've purchased that I didn't know about prior to your blog, and now consider them worthwhile additions to my collection. Can't thank you enough for that, keep up the good work!

Chaarles said...

Congrats Peter! Fantastic blog. Hugely enjoyable, and I'm always learning something new here.