Booze News: It's Our First Birthday!

>> Thursday, December 27, 2007

One year ago today, Booze Movies was born with the express purpose of shedding a light on the major role that alcohol has played in the history of the movies. Of course, the last thing a booze-soaked subject should be is dry, so I hope you've found my soused cinema reviews and features as enjoyable to read as they have been for me to produce.

With sixty-seven reviews completed, I see no end in sight. There are numerous major and obscure alky titles left to cover--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), The Struggle (1931), Sideways (2004), The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947), The Bad News Bears (1976), The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933), Trees Lounge (1996), Nightmare Alley (1947), Breakfast With Hunter (2003), etc--so I'm going to be at this for some time to come. Stay tuned. It's going to be fun.

Over the course of the year, the size of my reviews nearly doubled in length. Consequently, in upcoming weeks, I will return to some of the films that I reviewed during the first couple of months , such as Arthur (1981) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), to give those classics the expanded write-ups that they deserve. Withnail and I (1987) and My Little Chickadee (1940) have recently undergone that kind of touch-up.

Of course, new reviews will also continue to appear. In fact, I'll be back later this week with my overview of Under the Volcano (1984).

I'd like to thank everyone who has posted comments to the blog and sent me emails over the past year. Your feedback and encouragement has been invaluable. I especially appreciate movie suggestions--the more obscure the better. I've enjoyed a number of lesser known titles due to your recommendations, so please keep them coming!



tom o December 27, 2007 at 5:03 PM  

the blog is great bill. congrats on the year anniversary. i'll have a drink for you tonight in celebration. by the way, are you going to the cocktail film fest?

Easy Money!


garv December 27, 2007 at 10:38 PM  

Mr O.,

EASY MONEY is on my Netflix queue. I'll make sure to review it eventually.

I'm not sure about the Cocktail Film Fest as yet. I'd like to go. It sounds like fun, and it would be nice to meet Cheryl, since I've corresponded with her a bit via email. A lot will depend on my finances at the time and my workload at the office.

Keep fighting the good fight,

stennie December 28, 2007 at 12:06 PM  

Happy Boozeday! My New Year's Resolution is to start getting better about leaving comments for folks, but allow me to say here that I've really enjoyed Booze Movies' first year, and I'm looking forward to the second, third and thereafter1

garv December 28, 2007 at 5:39 PM  

Thanks, Stennie! I'm a big fan of your BLACK & WHITE WORLD site as well.

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