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Delete-gate Update

Hey everyone. So just to give you an update on the situation:

I had emailed Tumblr twice yesterday when I got the notice about impending deletion and never heard back. They finally got back to me today (possibly after a great deal of wrangling via social media griping on my part) with some shitty apology about their notification system going awry.

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I’m going to wait until further clarification and details about the issue come to light, but I am not sure this really changes things. I still don’t like the idea that they can just terminate a blog under DCMA with the burden of proof on the accused. It seems pretty ridiculous, especially when my focus is on film and I undoubtedly post pictures and gifs related to films. As I mentioned in my previous post, I will not be deleting the blog myself, but at this point I am not sure whether I want to continue posting new content. Please follow me on Twitter, as any permanent moves to a new site for film reviews will be announced there. If you already unfollowed me, that’s totally all right. I won’t hold it against you!

Thanks for all of your kind words. The outpouring of love and support from all of you has really reminded me how much I loved being part of this community. I will keep you posted on the situation in the following days.  

maenades said: apparently a bunch of blogs received this e-mail and one e-mailed back and tumblr said it was a mass system malfunction.

Eh, if it is, they haven’t emailed a big fat apology to me. I emailed them back asking which post was causing so much trouble, because I will gladly take it down if it’s earning the ire of some hotshot Hollywood law firm. Unfortunately, the DCMA is such a stupid fucking act that all an organization needs to do is point the finger at you and accuse you of copyright infringement (they don’t even have to go into details about it, they just need to say I violated something) and it’s hasta la vista, baby.

esilioinnocenzo said: :((( it’s been a good couple of years, I always looked forward to seeing your reviews and your posts on my dash, this is so sad…thank you for everything <3 

I am going to start bawling reading all these comments, I swear to god. Thank you for following!

mattsgotablog said: Your film criticisms were so great, along with your gifsets! It’s sad to see you go. Here’s to lookin’ at you, kid.

We’ll always have Paris Twitter. Seriously, follow me on Twitter. I will announce where I will move to next. Or hey, if some film review site will hire me on to do reviews, even better (WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE).

burningdowndarkblue said:no!!!! you’re one of the most interesting, original and “real” content blogs here. I’m going to miss you very much!

riu1 said: well you’ve caught onto something good here, so please return with a dedicated site or perhaps as a reviewer on another! sorry to here you’re being forced out!

I love film too much to quit reviewing altogether. Rest assured, you haven’t heard the last of me! 

fasterpussycatchillchill said:You’re the second blog I’m following that this has happened to. :/

Oh, really? Well. I guess Tumblr’s doing a purge or something. I guess I was on their shit list.

tin-pan-ali said: Ah! D: You will be deeply missed! You’ve always been one of my favorite blogs, I’m definitely following you on twitter. <3 Much love!

 

Farewell, Tumblr!

Hi everyone.

So first off, I just want to say that I have had so much fun posting here in the last 3-4 years and it’s been really cool being a part of such a unique community. I’ve never had a proper outlet for things like my film reviews, and this has been a fantastic avenue for that. Unfortunately, I am forced to leave Tumblr because I have received so many notices about DCMA violations for random, unnamed posts that I feel like I’d rather preempt the inevitable and leave with fair warning. It’s unfortunate that it has come to this, but I’d rather you hear it all from me instead of going to my domain and suddenly seeing one of those dreadful 404 pages, not knowing where the hell I went. I’m going to try to back up as much of my material as I can, and hopefully in the future I can set up a proper site not hosted by Tumblr, where I will be free to post whatever I want without some random, shadowy litigious company barking up my tree and accusing me of copyright infringement (which, let’s be real, on this site? What a joke). I feel like I’m actually a blog that produces original content, so I have to admit that it bristles to be persecuted like this, and it does make me feel unwelcome.

Anyway, I’m not going to draw this out, but Tumblr has sent me one of those “THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING, WE WILL DELETE YOUR BLOG” emails, and the all caps seemed to be fairly threatening, so I figured it was too much of a pain in the ass for me to continue posting with the knowledge that any time they feel like it, they will be able to just terminate my account and there’s really not a whole lot I can do about it. While I won’t delete my blog myself (I’ll leave it up in case for some reason, it won’t get deleted, and for posterity), but I will no longer be posting any new content (because I don’t really see the point if it will get deleted anyway). 

If you have any questions, want to reach out to me directly or stay in touch, feel free to shoot me an email, or add me on Twitter. You can still message me here if you like, and I’ll check it in the next few days if the site is still up. If I am able to move my stuff over to a different platform, I will certainly try to announce it here or on Twitter. I’ll check here periodically in the next few days, but this is, sadly, the end of the road for The Film Fatale. I’m extremely sad about it, and I regret that I won’t be able to post more reviews for you, but my hands are tied and I don’t have much choice. I would much prefer leaving on my own terms, but hey, contrary to what Forrest Gump says, life doesn’t always give you a box of chocolates. Sometimes it hurls you a box of turds.

That said, you have all been wonderful. I’ve enjoyed reading your comments and engaging and celebrating film with you. Maybe I’ll see you all on the flip side.

All right, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my close-up.

Do I have any followers from Boston? I’m in town for a few days. What are some can’t-miss sights/eats/drinks that you would recommend? So far I have Mike’s Pastries and the Paul Revere house. Suggestions?

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MORTDECAI

He’s the most interesting man in the world, who also happens to be a buffoon. Johnny Depp is Mortdecai in David Koepp’s comedy, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Olivia Munn. The plot synopsis is as follows: 

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Mortdecai hits theaters on February 6, 2015.

Robin Williams (1951-2014)
I am filled with great sadness at Robin Williams&#8217; passing. I grew up watching his movies, and considered him one of those rare actors endowed with the magical quality of being able to effortlessly elicit laughter and tears (often at the same time) from any audience. He had so much vigor, energy and life, that when he thundered &#8220;Carpe diem, boys! Seize the day! Suck the marrow out of life&#8221; in Dead Poets Society, you believe that he meant it. He was an actor so generous that he gave so much joy to audiences yet kept none for himself. I wish that he could have found the same comfort and happiness that his films have given so many of us. Thank you for all your wonderful and inspiring work, Mr. Williams. And I hope you find peace, O Captain, my Captain.

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

I am filled with great sadness at Robin Williams’ passing. I grew up watching his movies, and considered him one of those rare actors endowed with the magical quality of being able to effortlessly elicit laughter and tears (often at the same time) from any audience. He had so much vigor, energy and life, that when he thundered “Carpe diem, boys! Seize the day! Suck the marrow out of life” in Dead Poets Society, you believe that he meant it. He was an actor so generous that he gave so much joy to audiences yet kept none for himself. I wish that he could have found the same comfort and happiness that his films have given so many of us. Thank you for all your wonderful and inspiring work, Mr. Williams. And I hope you find peace, O Captain, my Captain.