Where Forgotten Films Dwell

Welcome to this site! It exists for one reason: to preserve the memory of films that have been forgotten about or under-appreciated throughout the ages. Take a seat, read an entry, leave a comment. You might discover your new favorite movie!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Editor's Note: One Year Old

Well, to all my faithful readers I have great news!

Today is the one year anniversary of "Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear"!

The past 52 weeks has produced 87 film reviews. For those who are interested, here are some interesting statistics:

Sorry, that's supposed to say "Continent."


I want to thank all of my great readers and all of those who have been so kind to leave comments over the past year.

In particular, I wish to thank:

AJB: For that great article on Seijun Suzuki!

Bruta1ity: For helping me learn about the wonders of Russian cinema! I got a special treat for you in a week!

Chris: For spreading the word about my blog and for keeping things classy!

Danielmontgomery: Thanks for adding me to your blogroll and for the great encouragement!

Dave: For keeping it real with the Western rap! I miss you, buddy! Comment more!!!

Elisabeth and Baba: Without you two, there wouldn't be a single African film on this blog! Love you!

Emptyflow: For your kind words of encouragement!

Felipe Lacerda: I hope that we cleared everything up! I'm very thankful to have you as a reader!

Fred: For proving that musicals never go out of style!

Ian Mongomery: For all of your kind words! As one blogger to another, keep up the great work, buddy!

Jonathan Cameron
: For the hits, the encouragement, and, of course, the love and prayers! Tell Janet I love her!

: You have NO IDEA how thankful I am for every word of feedback that you give. It truly is an honor to have you comment on my site!

Litdreamer: Hope you've enjoyed "I Live in Fear"!

: For constantly commenting and saving my life!

Paul J. Marasa: For setting me straight about Bresson! ;)

poetbdk: Hope my article on "The Trial of Joan of Arc" helped your book!

S.M. Rana: For being one of the best contributors and commentators on this blog. It wouldn't be the same without you!

Tom Morris: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Altman!

Wilding: I know that you're out there, buddy! I'll see you around /tv/!

To all my other commentators and subscribers, thank you.

This has not been an easy year for me. There were several times when this blog was my last stake on sanity. Every subscription and comment was like a dream come true.

Special thanks to Mom, Dad, and Rachael. I'd be lost without you all.

God bless you all.

Here's to another year!

Keep those comments coming!

In celebration of my first year anniversary, I will be taking this week off. I'll be back on October 30th with a new review!


  1. Many many congratulations! And thanks for mentioning me! Your blog is really an unusual one with a rich repertoire and combination of titles. Because of it I have already seen some films I could not have otherwise.

  2. The fact that I have inspired people to see some of these films is the greatest compliment that I can receive. I set out to bring attention to forgotten films, and nothing warms my heart like the knowledge that I have succeeded.

    Seriously, though. Rana, you are one of the best commentators that a blogger can hope for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words, encouragement, and shared enthusiasm for my mission.

  3. "A Page of Madness" is already at hand and "Rhapsody in August" has been tracked down and ought to be there soon. It's nice to have you around and it's a fruitful experience.

  4. Thanks for the shout-out! I've been enjoying following your blog and learning more about films. Keep up the great work! I'm really looking forward to seeing Trick 'r Treat next week!

  5. Thanks, bro.

    Trick 'r Treat will be awesome!

  6. Way to go! I've really enjoyed seeing these movies. Thank you for all your effort and describing these movies in a level I would have NEVER been able to see before.

  7. That is the greatest compliment that I could ever receive.

    Thank you so much!

  8. I haven't been reading for very long so I surprised to receive that special thanks.

    Thank YOU for reaching out to me first. It's always exciting to meet people with similar interests and even more so when new interests are found.

    Congratulations on a successful year, even if it wasn't as smooth as you would have liked.

    2011, here we come!

  9. Hey, the more the merrier, buddy!

    Be sure to comment more, bro!

  10. I can't believe it's been a year! Congratulations, and looking forward many more years to come. Here's to the future, my friend.

  11. I could NOT have made it a year without you, mon ami.

  12. I've been posting on /tv/ less and less but I'm certainly still lurking here. Your enthusiasm keeps me coming back. Here's to this time next year and another great year.

  13. I totally understand! Thanks, and see you around!

  14. Oops, I have just discovered this. Maybe I'm too late, but I want to say thank you for mentioning me with other people

  15. Not at all! Thank YOU for visiting my blog!