LAMB #1047 – Film Ha Ha

by Rachel · August 3, 2011 · New LAMB · No Comments

Site Name: Film Ha Ha
Categories: Reviews, General, Editorials, Classic Film
Rating: PG-13

What is the main focus of your site?
Film Ha Ha, for me, is an outlet. A place to praise, rant, complain and celebrate. It’s a place to analyse film in depth – merely an attempt to provide honest opinions. If people hate it, that’s fine – it’s just an opportunity for me to vocalise my love of film, along with the many hundreds of you out there!

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I’ve always being interested in pursuing film criticism as a career, I can’t deny it. So yes, on one hand you could certainly call it a portfolio of sorts! But mostly it’s a personal outlet – somewhere I can hone my writing skills, present my thoughts and, perhaps idealistically, get my voice heard amongst the plethora of other ones out there!

Do you prefer an interactive community for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers the students?
I love and would always encourage people to comment – these are my opinions, I always love to hear others! Cinema criticism is a lonely place if it’s a one-sided conversation 🙂

How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I started in March this year, and try (but don’t always succeed!) in getting five to ten articles up a month. I certainly favour a quality over quantity approach to blogging – if I have nothing interesting to say, I ain’t going to say it!

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
I always feel Persona, My Neighbour Totoro and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are three films that have had particularly pivotal roles in defining my taste and approach to cinema.

How did you hear about the LAMB?
I used to contribute to (now defunct), a past LAMB. The LAMB banners are a regular sight on movie sites across the blogosphere.

Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
Fun fact! The blog, as some of you may have gathered, is named after Andrew Bujalski’s Funny Ha Ha. I have a perhaps unreasonable fondness for mumblecore films, and for me Funny Ha Ha is a shining light of honesty and realism in a medium where these traits are often ignored. And honesty of opinion is something I humbly try to achieve with my writing.


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