The basic purpose of this site is to act as an annex to my Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, covering the movies that for one reason or another didn’t make it into the book. I’m not planning to make many exceptions to that general rule, and certainly I hadn’t expected to do so so soon. However, a sufficiently good cause came along — more accurately, turned up in a comment from Evangelos Giovanis — that it persuaded me I should make the first of those rare exceptions.
Here’s Evangelos’s comment, verbatim:
I happened to come across your blog. Looks very cool.
Please let me intro. myself. We are very fortunate that Malcolm has attached himself to our upcoming film BEREAVE and he loves it so much that we are doing a #Kickstarter campaign where he is personally involved in awesome perk fulfillment. So far we have sold some great perks like dinner w/ Malcolm, premiere & party, download of completed film, roles in the film, days on set and more! We are at $38,000 with 16 days to go, but need to reach $100,000. It’s doable! But we need to get the word out, let the world know it is happening; reach his fans. Press is brutal and very stingy. So we’re going grass roots with it. Do you think you could post a little something on your blog if you like what you see? Please let us know. We would be extremely grateful to you! Here is a link to our campaign: http://kck.st/15oAyoa
As you may or may not know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform for crowd funding. If the campaign does not hit its goal, the backer is not charged anything. If we do hit our goal, the backers make history and produce our wonderful drama/romance starring Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour.
Please go check out the movie’s Kickstarter and see what you think. The whole enterprise looks pretty impressive to me.