This is the last day of this exceptionaly long blogathon. Not quite an entire month, but 3 good weeks. I'm happily surprised by the success of the event and overwhelmed by the enthousiastic response! Thank you very much to all contributors, readers and bloggers who relayed the information with a friendly link. Also special thanks to the Cahiers forum readers who discussed the subject in French over there.
I apologize to the contributors I haven't had the time to comment on their post yet, I will soon I promise. I tried to keep up with the flow until it was faster than me. But the Unspoken Cinema blog is still alive here and I hope this fascinating collegial discussion will keep going past the blogathon. I know the topic was a little confusing but it didn't prevent fruitful conversations to happen. The question of an alleged "Contemplative Cinema", which has raised a lot of controversy, hasn't been sorted or completely ruled out yet.
Everyone is welcome to revisit the blogs and continue to engage on the ideas developped here (general table of content). I didn't find the time to post all I had planned either, so I will add other posts later. It would be great if this place could be a watchcenter for this type of films where we can find links to articles on the subject. So don't stop adding more informations and links to our resources. You may ask to join the team blog if you haven't yet, to be able to post here with us in the future (drop a comment anywhere so you can be sent an invitation to your email address).
25 members joined this team-blog, 25 different authors participated, 45 contributions (to this minute [EDITED], you can still enter last minute posts) since the official start and a dozen before that, some participants came back to contribute two or more times.
This is amazing, and the discussions in the comments section of each blogger or at the roundtables here have been as thought-provoking as the posts themselves.
EXPERIMENTAL FORMAT POLL
I'm very satisfied by the activity fostered on this team-blog, which was designed to experiment a new collective-interactive way to take part in a blogathon. And this despite the NEWBlogger bug that paralized the blog during the first week! Really the worst time imaginable to open a team-blog effort. Thank you all for keeping up and sticking around. So all in all I hope the inconvenience didn't spoil the fun of the group. Sorry about the troubles.
Now what is your level of satisfaction? I'd like to have the feedback of the readers as well as the contributors about this experimental blogathon format. Notably about the 3 week length, the team-blog, the roundtables, and all the features available on this blog. Was it too long? Should it be repeated? What should be improved?
You may post your comment below anonymously. It's not a call for congratulations but to know what didn't work and what were the user's expectations and problems. So really I won't take the negative remarcks personaly ;)