Where Forgotten Films Dwell

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Well...I guess that it's no secret that I'll be posting the rest of the winners today...I just can't wait for Friday!

Alas...this was a difficult job...I didn't enjoy having to pick just three winning entries from so many great ones!  But...decisions had to be made...

So...without further ado...the Second Place Winner of the Roger Corman Blogathon is...

Congratulations, Rachel!  Do a victory lap!

I feel that it is necessary to explain again why I chose the winner that I did.  The simple reason is that her entry on "The Haunted Palace" doesn't really belong in a blogathon...it belongs in a film theory book.  Probably more than any other entry did Rachel examine how the film worked, what made it tick, and, of course...how it was made.  Reading it was like being given a lesson in film criticism...a lesson that was simultaneously captivating and thrilling to read.  Also, she gets major points for not being afraid to point out what she DIDN'T like about the film instead of just focusing on its strengths.  For writing one of the entries that most deserves to be published in film journals, Rachel more than deserves her award, accolades, praise, and, of course...her site banner.

Congratulations again!

Nathanael Hood


  1. Rachel! You so rock!

    I wish I could add to what Nathanael has already stated so eloquently about your "Cormanthon" entry but he covered the bases so thoroughly that I'm reduced to being the Greek chorus ("Yeah...what he said!"). My heartiest congratulations to you on a fine piece of work.

  2. Rachel,
    I have to agree with Nate and Ivan. It was a top notch review which makes me a bit jealous that I could never write anything even close to what you accomplished.

    Congrats and well deserved.

  3. Oh...wait...wow! I would be doing a victory lap, but right now I'm reduced to staring and shaking my head in bewilderment, like Vincent Price right before he turns evil again in Palace. This is an amazing, unexpected award and your kind words have stunned me a little. Thank you very much, Nate, and thanks everyone else. I'll be proudly posting the banner on my blog. And Page, when I was reading your review, I was jealous at how funny you were and feeling annoyed at myself for being too serious, so I guess we're even.

    Thank you again!

  4. Congratulations, Rachel! Your article was indeed beautifully written and I am not surprised at all to see you in the winner's circle! I'll be visiting at your blog as a regular!

  5. I have to add to what Becky mentioned.

    The best part of the Blogathon was being introduced to new blogs. Making it a priority to add everyone to my blog roll so I can keep up with your blogs and great writing.
    See you all for the next Blogathon.

  6. Congratulations, Rachel! You can add me to growing list of regulars.

  7. Congratulations, Rachel! I finally had an opportunity to give THE GIRL WITH THE WHITE PARASOL my undivided attention, and I loved it (as you may have noticed in my response earlier today about the "Wee Willie Winkie" hat :-)). I'm happy to have begun Following you as of today!

  8. Congrats! It was, indeed, a fabulous review.