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A MILESTONE APPROACHES


Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's classic movie about Hollywood, "Sunset Blvd Boulevard" film
Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard"

Dear Reader:


I’m proudly approaching a significant milestone, as next Tuesday will feature the 100th movie in this blog. In this momentous occasion, I’d like to share with you how much I appreciate your support in staying with me faithfully every other week, reading about movies.


By this point, dedicated readers and watchers of the films have been introduced and exposed to the work of nearly seventy directors, countless movies stars and character actors, just about every major film genre, silent films, Hollywood films, international films, the Hollywood studio system, German expressionism, Italian neorealism, the French New Wave, the immeasurable impact on American movies by the Motion Picture Production Code and the McCarthy Era, and more. You should pat yourselves on the back, for you are now very well versed in cinema! Here’s to (hopefully) the next 100 films, for there are still many great stars, vital directors, movements in film, all-time classics, and little known gems yet to come.


I hope my purpose of enlightening you about classic films and the history of cinema brings you as much joy as it brings me in sharing it. Please keep reading and watching, and please share this blog with anyone you think would like it. Also know that hearing you have discovered films and stars through this blog via your comments truly motivates me to keep me writing. :)


Here’s to classic movies!


My sincerest thanks,

Jay

7 Comments


aliceikarpel
May 11, 2022

WHEN does the book come out? Your insights and expositions of the films is what motivates me to watch movies I have often seen twice (or more!) AGAIN. You have selected such fabulous films for so many different reasons that there is always something I learn from you and rewatching them. I’m very curious to see what direction the next 100 films will take. Thank you for bringing joy to my inbox — and life!!

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Jay Jacobson
Jay Jacobson
May 12, 2022
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Thank you so much for such for sharing that with me. I can't tell you how deeply touched and happy it makes me feel. And thank YOU for reading and watching. Forgive me for being repetitive with my responses, but comments like yours truly do give me encouragement and the passion to keep writing.

xoxo, Jay

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Julia Limonchi
Julia Limonchi
May 10, 2022

Congratulations Jay!! You enlighten and enriched our lives with your blog!! Classic movies have never been more fun for me than now!! thank you deeply for your contribution!! 🙏😊

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Jay Jacobson
Jay Jacobson
May 10, 2022
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Thanks so much Julia! LOVE hearing that classic movies are now more fun! That's so awesome! Thanks so much for reading and watching!! It makes me incredibly happy!

xo, Jay

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jordicaballero
May 10, 2022

Incredible Jay! You have brilliantly featured 100th movies in your blog. We appreciate all your knowledge and hard work. You have provided us with a complete education free of charge! Thank you.

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jordicaballero
May 10, 2022
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Of course. My pleasure Jay!

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