Origins: Ross v Ross

29 07 2010

It’s the last entry for other blogs in “The Origins Project,” and what better send off than with “Ross v Ross,” the blog that’s as much about debate as it is movies.  Two lads from across the sea that share the name Ross engage in some very interesting discussions, and they are all fascinating to read.

What movie began your love affair with cinema?
ROSS McD: My dad told me when I was about 7 in a pub (yes, Im Irish) that there was a film on on the TV in the corner that I’d probably like. It was called Return of the Jedi. He was right.
ROSS McG: That’s a hard one, but the film I remember watching more than any other when I was really young was Alligator.

When did you start blogging?
ROSS McD: Uh, around January 2009 I think…
ROSS McG: We started blogging in January 2009.

Why did you start blogging?
ROSS McD: Me and Ross McG were a bit bored and a bit peeved at some creative stifling in our jobs as journalists, and threatened for a very long time to start a movie website, which we deduced some rich person would buy of us for millions of pounds/euros, and we would move to Sausalito in San Francisco. Man, when I read that last bit back its sounds rather gay!
ROSS McG: To give me an outlet to tell Ross McD he knows nothing about movies.

What has kept you going?
ROSS McD: Ross McG’s constant nagging.
ROSS McG: Telling Ross McD he knows nothing about movies.

Has there been a particular person (or people) that has helped you along the way?
ROSS McD: I guess I have to give Ross McG some credit. The whole movie blogosphere have been very kind and helpful to us actually, the likes of M. Carter, Katie, Kaiderman, Aiden R, Heather, Fandango (sorry to anyone who’s not off the top of my head) – I bet everyone has written the same mushy crap for this one!
ROSS McG: Ross McD – without him knowing nothing about movies I would be unable to find new ways to tell him he knows nothing about movies.

What’s the best part of being a blogger? The worst?
ROSS McD: You know when you watch a totally awesome movie or a totally shit movie and you instantly think: ‘Aaaaggghh I wish I had some kind of outlet to tell/warn people’ – having that. The worst? Deadlines! You know whe you just don’t feel like writing, but Ross McG said he will kick your ass if you don’t? Does he do that with everyone else?
ROSS McG: http://rossvross.com/2010/06/03/what-are-the-best-and-worst-things-about-being-a-movie-blogger/

Has blogging increased or diminished your passion for movies?
ROSS McD: Increased I suppose, if only to force you to spare yourself the embarassment of admiting you havent see a particular classic…
ROSS McG: Increased I would say.

What’s your proudest moment as a blogger?
ROSS McD: Getting a TV gig out of it? Having a weekly newspaper column? Making the IMDb hitlist or WordPress front page is always a thrill…
ROSS McG: http://rossvross.com/2009/08/13/top-five-best-taglines/

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow their passion? To someone starting a blog of their own?
ROSS McD: Get an angle I suppose, try not to blend in or you wont get noticed! Visit as many similar blogs as you can, great for meeting friends (sniffle) and robbing ideas!
ROSS McG: Find someone who knows less than you on a certain subject. Make sure they have the same first name as you. Stick a ‘v’ in between your names and put it into a URL.

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3 responses

31 07 2010
Ross McG

Sorry Marshall, I forgot to answer the first question! typical..
thats a hard one, but the film i remember watching more than any other when i was really young was Alligator.
thanks for featuring us!

1 08 2010
Dan

…finally we learn the origins of these mysterious warring Ross’s. 😉

2 08 2010
Aiden R

Man, you’re brutal, McG, but that’s why we love ya’.

McD, how’d you land that TV gig in the first place? Very awesome.

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