The Admins: Thank you for all your work and for taking care of this forum
Yes! Thank-you, mods. You're the best.
Also, shout-out to sdb
for his kindness and generosity in loaning me his Blu-ray Hitchcock collection this summer - and letting me keep it through the present, while I've prepped for and now begin this Hitchcock class I'm teaching. While I would have loved to buy every Hitch available, I'm, of course, on a budget, and sdb's loan freed me up to buy the books I've needed for research and such.
Matty once, on the podcast years ago, mockingly referred to the forum as a group of "imaginary friends" (happily, he later re-canted such a silly statement), but we all know - and knew then - that that couldn't be further from the truth. Nothing imaginary about you good people, and if the podcast was nicknamed a "force for good in the universe," the forum is, at minimum, that, too. I love the thought that a group of college students (24, at my last count, are registered) are going to benefit from a Filmspotting forum friendship, watching screenings of Hitchcock films by way of one of those friendships.
Happy New Year to all of you, and thanks - for everything. I hope I am able to be around a bit more in 2017.