Hold onto your hats folks, it’s time for the first ever candler giveaway. Readers, you have been very good to me this month, so it’s time to give something back. After last month’s Starting Out In Film post gained some traction thanks to some linkage from the excellent blog Self Reliant Film, you came back for more in June. Many of you were intrigued by my Google Wave for Filmmakers post, but there is no question that above all else you showed up for my coverage of the deadCENTER Film Festival. In fact, Oklahoma can now lay claim to the candler blog’s second highest readership in the U.S. Thanks!
Now to the contest. While I was in Oklahoma City, I popped into the Full Circle Book Store, an incredible local find, for a signing of a new collection of essays, Sooner Cinema: Oklahoma Goes to the Movies. I’ve only just started to read it and it is fascinating. The authors of this book take an interesting look at the cinematic history of the Sooner State. Trust me, this is the only book of its kind. If you are fascinated by local cinema, American history, or just a new take on American filmmaking, this will be a nice book for your collection.
I have one copy to give away and it is autographed by five of the authors. The rules are simple, leave a comment on this post with a legitimate e-mail address. That’s it! I don’t care if you use an alias and I will not be making a mailing list out of this data, I simply need your e-mail to contact you if you win. Please leave only one comment on any topic. Feel free to share your favorite film or director, suggestion for the candler, whatever you want to write. Keep it clean, dirty comments won’t get posted and are ineligible. You may enter up until 12:00am Thursday July 9th, as in midnight on Wednesday July 8th, two weeks from today. Best of luck to all!