On this very date 3 years ago I plunked down in front of the computer to start the movie themed web blog you’re reading now. Well it was actually Rob who set up the WordPress account, remember him? Well, without much more direction than my passion for movies I set forward writing, every chance I got, about the good and the bad on the silver screen. It became an insatiable appetite and over time this hobby blog chugged its way (all 4 face-lifts and 36 months of posts/reviews/ramblings) to become, Go,See,Talk…or G-S-T for short. Seems like just yesterday we were getting excited about The Watchmen. Ahh, memories.
Today Go,See,Talk gets out of the terrible two’s and attempts to make larger strides in the world of cineblogging. At the start of every new year we begin with lofty ambitions and set out to improve on both our strengths as well as our weaknesses. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of things that I want to achieve this year but I will say that big things are a comin’.
To help make these dreams a reality, I have enlisted the help of some very fine and talented individuals from all over the globe. You all know me, so I’m going use this post as an introduction to the new faces at G-S-T. Without further ado, meet the new guard at Go,See,Talk!
Grady May – Staff Writer (Reviews, Features) / Resident Video Editor
Grady, to put it mildly, is obsessed with movies. He is interested in every aspect of the film making process; from soup to nuts. An aspiring screenwriter, avid movie collector and film editing hobbyist. Grady is a film fan through and through. Grady loves movies more than Ralphie loves his Red Ryder BB Gun.
Grady’s Top 10 Films:
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, With Honors, Finding Forrester, The Da Vinci Code, The Shawshank Redemption, Pan’s Labyrinth, Braveheart, The Matrix, The Dark Knight
Andrew Crump – Staff Writer (Reviews, Features)
Andrew has been writing on the web for two years since starting his own blog, A Constant Visual Feast. As much a fan of tent-pole mainstream releases as more under-the-radar titles, he’s enthusiastic about sharing his passion for cinema with his readers. Based out of Boston, Andrew went to college in Baltimore where he studied English and Communications at Goucher College.
Andrew’s Top 10 Films:
Leon, Ratatouille, Army of Darkness, Blazing Saddles, Brazil, Pan’s Labyrinth, F For Fake, Bicycle Thieves, 8&1/2, Oldboy.
Bill Graham – Contributing Writer (Reviews)
Movies are Bill’s jam. He’s obsessive about them, but he also has an odd mentality that if he watches a film once, that’s generally enough and he’s on to another film. Why re-watch something when there is far too much to watch that is a new experience? Maybe that’s why he never gets anything done around here…oh and if you’re quick enough you can see him in three scenes in the Morgan Spurlock documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope while working for Collider.com.
Bill’s Top 10 Films:
The Big Lebowski, Jaws, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Red Shoes, Wall-E, The Empire Strikes Back, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Aliens, Casablanca, Up In The Air
Tom Clift – Contributing Writer (Editorials)
Tom is a blogger and film enthusiast from Melbourne, Australia, whose favourite filmmakers include Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher and the entire team at Pixar Animation. In addition to his new part-time gig at Go See Talk, he’s a featured film critic at Cut Print Review, contributes occasionally at Row Three, maintains his personal film blog and tweets incessantly @tom_clift.
Tom’s Top 10 Films:
Network, United 93, Memento, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Kill Bill, The Shining, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Jaws
Marc Ciafardini – Founder/Editor (News, Trailers, Reviews, et al)
Born and raised on a slew of old-school classics like The Thing, Aliens, Total Recall, Risky Business, Animal House and Back to School, it’s safe to say Marc saw far too many PG-13 and R-Rated films before the age of 10. But one good thing did come of it all, it made him an avid film fan for life. Marc pursued a degree and career in Interior Design and Architecture, but his passion has always been movies. It eventually motivated him to found Go,See,Talk in 2009 and the rest, as they say, is Internet history.
Marc’s Top 10 Films:
Rocky, Casablanca, Gladiator, The Rocketeer, Predator, Big Trouble In Little China, Back to the Future, Lost In Translation, The Last Samurai, Howl’s Moving Castle
So that should get you an idea of who’s behind the scenes here at G-S-T. Like always, and this time with talented writers in tow, we’ll be here reviewing, questioning and criticizing anything under the hood of the Hollywood machine.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way. Moving forward we look to make 2012 a banner year for Go,See,Talk. Welcome to the conversation!!