Letterboxd.com

kmdc LetterboxdDuring a bout of flu earlier in the year, I shifted digital lists of films from a stack of different locations into a single Letterboxd.com account, having clocked a couple of colleagues use of the site from their Twitter Feeds.

A social network for those who love cinema, there’s stacks of film critics and enthusiasts creating lists from festivals, best ofs, award winners. I’ve made use of the diary function to note down when I’m watching movies, rating them and adding a blipvert two word review.

The watchlist is the function I’ve used the most however, a single spot to add movies I’ve missed or the recommendations I get every day as well as shifting my list of films that we’re missing in the university catalogue for the library order I put in every month or so.

I’ve seen students keep Tumblr accounts or other records of the movies they see on the film course I teach on, and will be encouraging them to engage with this site so they can share their viewing and enthusiasm as well as putting together a list of all the films we use on the Film course this coming year too, for incoming applicants.

 

About Kingsley Marshall

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK. The subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film degree, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films, executive producing Wilderness (Doherty, 2017) which won 11 awards at 16 international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest in 2017, and producing Project 18 (Mackfall, 2018), currently in post-production. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc