Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things to Come

By its nature, 21 Essays proceeds by bursts of rapid fire posting followed by lengthy blocks of radio silence.  We’re in dormant mode right now.  There will be more posting ahead, I promise.

While I’ve been resting from my labors here, I’ve kept busy blogging on my new project Tour America’s Treasures.  It’s a great new tourism/history blog.  Please visit… and tweet, link, and share with friends!

Now… here’s my upcoming 21 Essays schedule:

15 Days on Skull Island:  Starting Friday, March 2, I plan to launch a 15-day series on Skull Island, focusing on that remote island’s landscape, fauna, and flora as presented in the 1933 King Kong.  I’ll be looking at the people who conceived and created Kong’s playground as well as the science and art that inspired them.  My boundary is the date of original release, April 7, 1933.  There’ll be no Son of Kong, no speculations on Charles Foster Kane’s pet pterodactyl, and no Peter Jackson.  If I step over the 1933 dateline, cry foul.

6 Days of Blackmail:  For six days, from May 13 to 18, 21 Essays will participate in “For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon.”  This year’s goal is to raise money to increase accessibility of the recently discovered silent film The White Shadow, directed by Graham Cutts with major assistance from Alfred Hitchcock.  Naturally, it’s the Hitchcock connection that’s sparked widespread interest in this movie so most of the participating bloggers will be shadowing Hitchcock.  I’m leaning toward a close examination of Hitchcock’s 1929 film Blackmail, one of the master’s first ventures into his soon-to-be trademark suspense territory.

After that…  well, I’ve got big summer plans for a 21-essay run on a subject that’s not movie-related.  But more on that later!

© 2012 Lee Price