Well, I'm back! I got in on early flight today (was actually supposed to get in yesterday but my initial plane was delayed) and after a little nap I am back at the keyboard and ready to return to the world of film blogging.
This past week-and-half has been a tremendously significant one not only for me personally (in ways that I will not go into here but you will hopefully hear about before too long) but also for the arts/entertainment world at large. Apparently a lot has happened while I was away. Cinema Fushion announced the official Online Film Community Top 100, the seventh and final Harry Potter bok finally hit shelves, Lindsay Lohan was arrested (again) and we lost some great cinematic figures including cinematographer Laslo Kovacs and directors Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni (I was also dismayed to hear about the passing of the great late night talk show host Tom Snyder). Part of me wants to write something about any or all of these artists/entertainers but the combination of fatigue, jet lag and a crippling lack of words compels me to leave it to others to say things about recently departed souls.
Finally, tomorrow begins my month-long examination of the films of Steven Spielberg so I need to get plenty of rest tonight just to get prepare for that. In the meantime I just wanted to say it's great to be back and it seems as though you all managed to find ways to get along just fine without me. ;)