The 7x7 Link Award Meme

I've been nominated twice for this award lately Bonjour Tristesse and John from The Droid You're Looking For were very kind to list me. Here it goes:
The Rules:
1.    Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
2.    Link to a post I think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
3.    Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers

Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you:
As my day job I work as an Archivist, and my master was about History. One way or another I tried to include my primary interest, read here films, into my studies and nowadays job. Back in University I did an essay about Soviet Silent films and their direct correlation with History. I also analyzed many films about the ideology of Nazism in films in another course. My secret wish is to someday become a film Historian and Archivist. 

Most Beautiful Piece:
Many of my reviews are like my children so I think many can be beautiful and I also think that they all have a flaw here and there, but my Tree of Life, Citizen Kane, The Gold Rush, and À bout de souffle are some of my personal favourite posts.

Most Helpful Piece:
It might be my piece on how to discern Erich von Stroheim from Josef von Sternberg but since it is partly on Silent films and the post is pretty fresh I haven’t sensed the effects of it yet.

Most Popular Piece:
According to Blogger’s stats my second most popular post and my most popular review is my piece for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The most popular post is listed later in this piece.

Most Controversial Piece:
My list of The Greatest Alter Egos in Cinema History made some purists lift their eyebrows and might not be as specific as the title stated. But still, it got reactions.

Most Surprisingly Successful Piece:
This would be my Top Films of François Truffaut by LMdC. The date of Truffaut’s 80th anniversary I had nearly 15 000 visitors only for this piece in one day. It was not expected that a little post about this great director would have dragged so much traffic here.

Most Underrated Piece:
There are so many of my reviews I would have love to receive more reactions. For example, my piece for the
LAMb about the Best Picture Nominee The Artist was something I was really proud and it didn’t really provoked much. This is one of the many effects that happens when I review new releases, there are too many reviews out there and it doesn’t drag that much traffic and/or reactions.

Most Pride-worthy Piece:
The whole idea of my Je me souviens series about the films from my part of the world; the Province of Québec. Makes me proud and I’m happy to share the films from where I come from!

Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers:
It's going to be hard to find 7 of you who haven't already received this but I'll try, and don't feel obligated to participate if selected.

Virginie at Virginie's Cinema

A Québec City based filmmaker that teams up with her husband to make films and live her dreams. A funny, casual, light hearted, fashionista's blog.

Kevyn Knox at The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World
One of my inspirations, this Harrisburg, PA based film critic sure has interesting opinions on current and classic films. Kevyn is one of the reasons I write about films. A truly passionate writer.

Ed Howard at Only the Cinema
The almost-erudit prose of Howard's interventions is a must for every cinephile out there that wants to dig much deeper than anyone else.

Thomas Pollock at Film Master Journal
Thomas has the gift of time and he watches many many classic films each months. I love to read his reviews since he discovers films I've seen many years ago and it gives me second thoughts about them.

Barry P. at Cinematic Cartharsis
Since Barry nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award it is my chance to give back an Award to this fellow blogger. Don't forget to visit his very interesting Blog.

Thomas Duke at Cinema Gonzo
Mr. Duke has a series about the Rare Westerns on Netflix and constantly reviews obscure films that gets under the radar.

Squish at Filmsquish
Being the host of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Blog Club is something. Being my virtual friend as another one and Squish Lessard is both. Please visit and join the Club!


  1. Wow... I'm absolutely speechless!!! (I think my exclamation point key is going to wear out.) Thanks for the shout out, Michael! I'm proud to be in such great company.

    ...And congratulations to you as well!


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