It wasn't the most active year around here, with a scarce 58 posts in total, but still there are a couple of posts that were a lot of fun to make, while others I can honestly say that I'm proud of.
Then came February, where I gifed the hell out of James Dean, and when I wrote the most love fuelled post on this blog, the Valentine's Day Movie Meme - it was one the best blogathons going around last year, and it gave me great pleasure making.
Still in the month of passion, a new love was born with Bringing Up Baby (1938).It was my first screwball comedy, and it left me dazzled with its fast-paced dialogue and irreverent characters. It was also the first time I laid eyes on a great actress and woman, Katharine Hepburn, and the first time I saw Cary Grant play a complete fool. I believe this was when Film Flare went Classic.
In early April I wrote Boardwalk Empire: What About Jimmy? is one of the posts I'm most proud of this year. I never thought I could right this much about a tv show character, but then again this was an exceptional one. Still that month, the Fandango Groovers blogathon My Movie Year was a very interesting exercise.
May was the month I had to disagree with everyone so, naturally, I loved Dark Shadows. A little latter, in a hot summer night, inspiration stroke and I came up with The Tree of Life - the longest review I've written, the one that was harder to write, and the most rewarding one.
July ended with The Great Recasting, a blogathon where I got to imagine Cary Grant in a role he never played. Having more time in August due to summer break, I made a list of my favorite Hitchcock films, and got a chance to do some fun graphics to go with it, and so the Five Hitchcock Masterpieces post was published.
The start of another college year means chaos, so to take a break from all those dusty books I composed one the most complex birthday graphics I've done so far, Bacall 88. I also started a new blog feature, Film Aesthetics, which began with the dead gorgeous Jane Eyre. In October I saw Lynch's first feature film, the haunting Eraserhead. November was nonexistent around here, but December was graced with Jude Law in a vespa, and whole new blog look!
Thank you to all of you who keep reading and commenting around here, I wish you all the best for 2013!