Chris vs Bullies

Hi, sorry about the lack of posts so far this year but I have some good news.  I had another Clip Joint article accepted by The Guardian and it is online as of now – HERE.  It will be in print in Friday’s Film & Music pull-out too.

I’m keeping track of the few films that I have watched this year but I’ve been ridiculously busy for the most part with my little lad and teaching English at a new, and very cool, school.  Obviously I’m slipping film clips in as and when I can and attempting to give them a good rounded education in the brilliance of the movies.

So around Easter I’ll pop in a round-up of what I’ve watched and a few thoughts on each one. Until then, please have a look at my article and make a comment – suggest a school bully film clip too. It’s always a pleasure to write a blog post and there will be more forthcoming over the year but you’ll just have to be patient with me.

Oh, one clip was edited out of the article so I thought I’d share it with you and although a few of the readers have already seen this – it bears another watch or two…

Chris vs The Guardian?

High 5!

It has been a long held ambition of mine to do some paid writing work.  I’m not kidding myself, I’m not good enough to do it full-time; but I think I have enough to say, and just enough style to say it with, that I might be able to do a bit on the side for some time to come.  Chris Vs Cinema has been the framework to improve my writing and after a speculative e-mail or two it has paid off.

Today, in a flurry of activity, an article I have written has been posted on The Guardian Film Blog credited to my internet sobriquet ‘SolidChris’. It’s one of the weekly posts they make accepting contributions from outside the main staff and I’m well chuffed that something I’ve written has been put up on the site.  So please, go have a read of it and add a comment and a suggestion of your own – essentially make me look popular.

You can read it here – Clip Joint: Chat-up lines.

I hope this isn’t a one-off, I hope that there is more where this lies because that would make me happy and slowly fulfil one of my major ambitions in life: to be able to put that I am a writer – and to be confident about saying it.