I started this blog on September 11, 2008. One year later I have posted exactly one-hundred entries (this is one-hundred one) and received more than 18,000 hits. Thank you for reading.

To celebrate the anniversary, some statistics from my first year.

THE TOP TEN FILMIC BLOGS

'Slumdog Millionaire'
1. “Slumdog Millionaire” (3,981 hits)

During the months surrounding the 2009 Academy Awards, the popularity of this entry exploded, receiving more hits per day than most entries have received in total. It attracted a thousand more hits than the rest of my top ten combined!

Oscars
2. Academy Awards 2009: For Your Consideration (464)

Long after the Oscar season has ended, there remains sporadic interest in the films I lobbied — fruitlessly in most cases — to receive Academy recognition. Likely, Google searches for Oscar pics and dish turned up my blog.

'Revolutionary Road'
3. “Revolutionary Road” (438)

I’ve gotten 97 hits searching for the film’s sheet music. A fine score by Thomas Newman, but I wouldn’t have guessed it would be the review’s primary source of interest. The entry received a comment from a reader asking for same. This is perhaps evidence that he has yet to find it.

'Taking Chance'
4. “Taking Chance” (HBO) (421)

Wrote a short review on a message board and was so pleased with it that I decided to add it to my blog as well, expecting little interest. There are few reviews posted on the film’s IMDb page, so when I added mine it was placed at the very top, and I was inundated with hits.

'He's Just Not That Into You'
5. “He’s Just Not That Into You”: The rules of the game (396)

I suspect that the title of the entry — an offhand reference to the Renoir classic — drew people in search of the dating rules promoted by the film and the book from which it was based. The irony is that those dehumanizing rules are part of what made the film such a cynical chore.

Oscars
6. Academy Awards 2009: Predicting the Nominees (290)

See above re:Oscar hits.

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
7. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (278)

Chalk it up to more rabid Oscar interest.

'Snow Angels'
8. On DVD: “Snow Angels” (245)

A most pleasant and inexplicable surprise. It was released in spring of 2008, I rented it early this year on a whim, and it made my list of the year’s best films. My review was posted to mild interest, but in the early summer the popularity grew, mostly via search-engine hits for one of its stars, Michael Angarano. Is this great, under-seen film getting wider exposure than it did upon its release? I can only hope.

'Sex and the City: The Movie'
9. On DVD: “Sex and the City: The Movie” (226)

Hopefully readers found their way to the witty series and not the shallow feature film it inspired.

Daniel Montgomery
10. About the Author (181)

You want to know about little old me? Awww!

TOP TEN SEARCHES
Justine Waddell

1. slumdog millionaire (2,591 hits)
2. michael angarano (463)
3. amy adams (361)
4. academy awards 2009 (273)
5. justine waddell (228)
6. slumdog (221)
7. dev patel (141)
8. catinca untaru (125)
9. he’s just not that into you rules (104)
10. the fall movie (103)

Interesting to note: apart from Amy Adams, the most hits from searches of actors were for relative unknowns Michael Angarano (“Snow Angels”), Justine Waddell and Catinca Untaru (“The Fall”), and Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”), as opposed to, say, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, and Angelina Jolie. It’s an honor to contribute, even in my small way, to increasing the exposure of those deserving actors.

TOP FOUR SEARCHES BY PEOPLE REALLY LOOKING FOR PORN
Amy Adams

1. amy adams nude (40 hits)
2. freida pinto nude (24)
3. amy adams sexy (21)
4. amy adams nipples (17)

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