Starting in March, we’ll be doing something a little different here at 4DK: 4DK’S MONTHLY MOVIE SHOUT DOWN, a series of movie tweet-alongs that will occur on the second Tuesday of every month.
If you’re reading this, then you are invited to join in. All you need to participate is a Twitter account and access to YouTube (and occasionally DailyMotion.com or archive.org). Here’s how it’s gonna go down:
- On the evening of the Tweet-a-thon, YOU will log into Twitter and then, at 6pm PST sharp, start the video of the movie using the link provided on 4DK.
- Then, using the hashtag #4DKMSD, you can join in the conversation, tweeting your thoughts, feelings, jibes, lamentations and objections in real time via Twitter with a host of other wits, wags and scoundrels. If the recent MOSS and Drive-in Mob tweet-alongs are any indication, that conversation can run anywhere from learned commentary to snark -- though it’s really mostly snark.
The first Shout-Down will occur on Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm PST. And to start things off in fine 4DK form, we’ll be tweeting along to 1978’s FURY OF THE SILVER FOX, a blast of low budget fantasy kung fu surrealism from the great Pearl Chang Ling. Behold!
Join me, Pearl and a host of other chatty internet weirdos on Twitter at 6pm PST, using hashtag #4DKMSD, and succumb to the madness!
I’ve created a Shout Down site where you can see a schedule of the other films we’ll be tweeting to over the course of the year. As you’ll see, all of them bear that inimitable 4DK flavor (and, in some cases, smell, to be quite honest).
Hopefully you’re as excited about this as I am, because I’m really looking forward to sharing the experience with as many of you as possible.