Just a quick note to acknowledge all my fellow film enthusiasts who have championed this new website! I especially wish to make a special shout out to all the well-wishers at 8mm Forum, which I highly recommend as the "go-to" cyberspace cantina for all celluloid discussion!
As you may know, I have always remained a bit of a Fred Flintstone in the encroaching world of technology (e.g., I still wilt in terror at the prospects of carrying a cellphone, and cling bitterly to my rotary landline!). Please know that I am in receipt of all your film wants and comments, but that it may take me awhile to respond because (as always), I function a bit like the proverbial "decapitated" chicken -- attempting to juggle the dueling duties of both my regular day job and The Reel Image (the latter, of course, being mostly a labor of love).
So please know that your film wants/comments are both acknowledged and embraced!
P.S. ~ By way of introduction to any new acquaintances I may meet through this site, my webmeister has elected to paste this small biographical detail here:
Steve Osborne has been keeping the candle burning for Super 8 for over 30 years, publishing The Reel Image magazine (formerly known as Coming Attractions), for the film format faithful! Along the way he turned his basement into a very sweet home cinema, complete with theater seats on risers and a full-service snack bar, where he regularly screens Super 8 & 16mm features and shorts on his B-I-G screen (that converts to Cinemascope on the fly!), to the utter astonishment of all wayfarers who are lucky enough to stumble upon it! Did we mention his basement also serves duty as a film memorabilia museum, a film vault and a mail order office? Fortunately, his longsuffering wife, Jo, seems content with this arrangement (she has somehow managed to cling to a small corner of the basement for her laundry -- next to Steve's jukebox, of course!), and she wholeheartedly supports him in all his obsessive celluloid pursuits. Also supportive is daughter, Natalie, who assists her father in his daffy dotage with his myriad magazine publishing duties.