Site Name: Cinema Gonzo
Categories: Reviews, Humor
What is the main focus of your site?
While my personal filmic area of study and expertise is the slasher genre, and the blog reflects that, the main focus is really me applying my review “stylings” (sometimes through brute force) onto whatever piece of cinema I deem worthy (or unworthy), whether a great classic or utter trash, Hollywood blockbuster or ultra-obscurity. So, it’s functionally half slasher movie/horror trash reviews and half reviews of anything else.
The reviews themselves are usually a small core of real film criticism buried underneath an avalanche of satire (both of film criticism and other stuff), sarcasm-fu, smartass asides, forced pop culture references, pun-jitsu, offensive jokes, irony-fu, video clips, rsnt socky, and, yes, the occasional bit of gratuitous nudity. This is all after the film has been filtered through my own demented mental prism, a truly subjective interpretation of a mass of images. Call it “screwball gonzo”, if you like, with all apologies to Hunter Thompson (although he’s dead, making it a pretty empty apology).
Occasionally I will break out of this mode and try to go poetic or dry and scholarly, in order to hit that humorless beret market.
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I’d like to revolutionize film criticism but, barring that, I’d settle for it’s destruction (or some oddball combination of the two).
If that doesn’t work out, I’d like to one day publish a book of film criticism, partially because I’d like to find a copy at Barnes and Noble and run my fingers through it’s supple pages.
If that doesn’t work out, I’d like to make money with my blog, maybe a sponsor or two. I’d even be willing to start every post with “this review would not have been possible without the wanton abuse of Ballbuster brand energy drinks. Ballbuster – sleep is for pussies who don’t grab life by the balls.” Or something along those lines.
If that doesn’t work out, I’d like to receive freebies, like screeners and t-shirts and coffee mugs and what have you. Frankly, if someone likes my blog and has some surplus beef jerky lying around, I’d happily accept it as a donation.
If that doesn’t work out, I’d like people to read my blog and enjoy it, rather than just being angry and confused about it. I’ll also happily accept any compliments as a result, like “bro, you fucking rock!”, or some other common human exaltation.
Let’s see what happens. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.
Do you prefer an interactive community for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers the students?
The blog is mostly a dumping ground for my reviews, but I do encourage interactivity, although it’s a separate beast (i.e. taking place in the comments section).
If I’m a teacher, I’m a cool teacher that shows up wearing a gorilla suit and dances around to make a boring lesson more fun. In the middle of class, I give up and start throwing bananas at the students. Some of them leave, some of them laugh, and yet others cry, and a half baked lesson or two is learned and taken to heart.
How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
Almost a year now and, if my math is correct, I’ve averaged a post almost every other day. However, there is no consistency on a day to day basis. So, maybe 3 times a week on average. I can’t promise anything though.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Once Upon a Time in the West
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original stupid)
How did you hear about the LAMB?
I think I saw a little logo at The Horror Digest and clicked on it out of curiosity. Maybe I thought “why does Andre have a picture of a lamb on her blog! That doesn’t make sense!” I thought something was either afoot or askew or both, and it turned out to be neither…in a good way!
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
I don’t interview myself. That is weird.
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