‘Buzz’ pages…

Posted by · 11:21 am · July 30th, 2008

For lack of a better term (and one I admit to stealing from my friend Sasha Stone…hope she doesn’t skewer me on that front)…but yes, we’ve been slowly working toward crafting separate pages for each of the major films expected to be in Oscar contention within the next few months. You can find a number of them already linked in the predictions sidebar.

In these pages, we’ll be collecting the requisite information (director, cast, writers, etc.), as well as various “buzz” articles from around the web (and, certainly, from within In Contention). The hope is that we can put together a one-stop-shop for each film that will be in contention, and you can just peruse the buzz pages for any stories or blurbs you might miss along the way.

Hey, it’s better than linking to the IMDb pages like we’ve been doing for years upon years. We’re tired of sending you away!

But seriously, hopefully this will keep the masses informed and serve the Web site as a nice hub for all the Oscar information that tickles your fancy. Films will always be linked to the buzz pages in the sidebar and, slowly, we’ll start getting everyone to link to them within the body of our posts as well.

And while I have your attention, a quick FYI: the server change is moving slower than I expected, but as of now, I anticipate the new Oscar update to land on Monday, August 4. Nothing much has changed, really, just some shifting and sliding for the most part. So be on the lookout for that. And Brian’s “Page to Screen” column begins Tuesday, August 5.

We’re gettin’ close!




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  • 1 7-30-2008 at 12:25 pm

    Joel said...

    I look forward to, uh, looking at these. Already looked at the page for “The Dark Knight” (predictably), although I haven’t actually clicked on any of the links, Kris, good job on the layout. Looks quite full of valuable information.

    I’ll comment a little later once I get the chance to browse them some more…

  • 2 7-30-2008 at 5:17 pm

    sasha said...

    As long as you don’t call them buzz pages! We will be probably doing that, as I already told Kris, over at awardsdaily as well. You know, as soon as I have some free time, which will be never.