I was completely honored when Nick Dawson invited me to contribute to "Behind the Blog" at Film In Focus. To be in the company of Campaspe, our favorite Self-Styled Siren; Todd Brown, my editor at Twitch; Sujewa Ekanayake; The Cinetrix; Tom Sutpen; Andrew Grant; David Hudson; Matt Dentler; Brandon Harris; Karina Longworth; Matt Zoller Seitz; Kimberly Lindbergs; and Chuck Tryon is a confirming vote of confidence and means the world to me. We all dream of being included into a community and Film In Focus has just made my dream come true. Many many thanks! What a wonderful way to start 2009!
Along with their ongoing acknowledgment of the work of bloggers, Film In Focus—on the coat tails of the recent release of Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk—has likewise started a Bay-centric sidebar focusing on our favorite Movie City: San Francisco. At this sidebar you will find articles on Milk, the Vertigo tour, San Francisco Noir, selections of favorite films by San Francisco film personalities, and an examination of one of San Francisco's most redeeming qualities—its gayness!