LAMB #24 – Doodad Kind of Town

by Dylan · January 6, 2008 · New LAMB · 1 Comment


Site Name: Doodad Kind of Town

What is the main focus of your site (reviews, editorials, news, lists, etc.)?
Reviews mostly, with a few editorials, film clips and general observations thrown in from time to time (e.g. a list of people who I think should get the AFI Lifetime Achievement award).

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
My initial goals are modest – I enjoy writing about movies, I want to find an audience for what I write, and I want to be in touch with other film lovers to discuss, debate and share opinions about about all things cinematic.

Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I am not a teacher, but I do enjoy “discovering” and recommending unusual or offbeat films. However, I’m primarily looking to be part of an interactive community with other movie bloggers.

How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
The blog has been in existence since March 2007, but it has been focused exclusively on movies only since early November. (It took me a while to find my voice.)

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
My favorite movies are pretty wide-ranging, including everything from 8 1/2 to Some Like it Hot. Also – obviously, given the title of the blog – Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle.

How did you hear about the LAMB?
I found a link to LAMB on “Ferdy on Films,” a blog I read regularly.

Any additional comments.
I was a film critic in college and for a short time afterwards, but eventually got immersed in the corporate world. This blog is my “mid-life-crisis”-inspired return to doing something I’ve always loved. I review films from a very personal (as opposed to scholarly) perspective, but I love reading and learning from all kinds of reviewers and film scholars.