[How faux NYT is our headline, btw?]
As blogs become more successful, they are challenging traditional media, and this year’s Sundance marks a fascinating juncture as newly powerful blogs like Cinematical.com take on the likes of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
And indeed, there are so many people blogging from Sundance this year that we imagine there’s going to be violent rioting over precious laptop space on the tables of the Park City Starbucks. Cinematical has some three to five bloggers (including Karina Longsworth) over at BloggingSundance.com, and Thompson herself is sharing Sundance update duties with reporter Gregg Goldstein over at her own Risky Biz blog (and offering up gossip that didn’t make the cut for their official coverage). Roger Ebert is there with his old school "dispatches," kicking off with scattered musings in the corner store (see, if he’d bothered to go to the Albertson’s, he could have shopped with John Waters), Jeffrey Wells is there, still harping on his apartment swap with "Little Miss Sunshine" writer Michael Arndt; David Poland, of course; Greencine Daily’s got David D’Arcy and others; Matt Dentler; Cyndi Greening; The Reeler; and indieWIRE‘s got whole host of filmmakers at their Park City blog.
And of course, we put our on-air IFC News host Matt Singer on a plane last night (well, no, we wouldn’t bother to go to the airport or anything, but we were sorting out last minute minutiae over the phone) â€” his reports (which will be mostly junket-oriented) are going to be here. And IFC General Manager Evan Shapiro made off with our digital voice recorder and will be using it to do podcasts here.
It’s all very fantastic and very overwhelming, and we can barely hear ourselves think over the imagined clacking of so many keyboards. And frankly, we already never want to fucking hear the word "Sundance" again. So next week we’re going to be indulging in some counter-programming by running a series of reviews of undistributed films we’re seen lately â€” because, by gosh, by gum, we’re apropos to nothing and proud of it.
+ Blogs put megaphone up to Sundance buzz (Hollywood Reporter)
+ BloggingSundance.com (Cinematical)
+ Sundance (Risky Biz blog)
+ Sundance #1: Indie bread & butter (RogerEbert.com)
+ Cold Mountain (Hollywood Elsewhere)
+ Thursday, 4:51p, Utah Time (The Hot Blog)
+ Park City Dispatch. 1. (Greencine Daily)
+ Sundance 2006.1: Autumn Sweater (Matt Dentler’s Blog)
+ Cyndi Greening (CyndiGreening.com)
+ Redford, Sundance Press on For Opening Day (The Reeler)
+ Welcome to the Park City ’06 Blog! (indieWIRE)
+ Sundance (Flavorpill)
+ With Challenge of Keeping It Brief, A Preview of Standout Shorts at Sundance (indieWIRE)