I’ve gathered here questions I sometimes get asked about the site, or at least ones I’d like people to know. If you have any of your own, comment below!
What is pre-Code Hollywood?
You’re actually looking for this page for that information. This page is more about the frequently asked questions about the site in general.
What is the site’s update schedule?
Pre-Code.Com updates at least every Monday and Friday (or Sunday and Thursday if you’re in the States) with a new review of a film from 1930 to 1934 (and sometimes 1929 if I’m feeling peckish). Other updates may come up that involve either real-life experiences, movie marathons, various lists or cool things I’ve come across, and, you know. Blog stuff.
What is the site’s mission statement?
Pre-Code.Com has been designed to hopefully become a veritable ‘one stop’ reading for anyone interested in Pre-Code Hollywood. All reviews cover the film’s raciest content, a review of the film itself, links to trivia, posters, contemporary reviews, and the film’s availability.
All reviews and information are posted in good faith; if you find a discrepancy or error with any review or reporting, please feel free to email or comment with your correction. I’m only human!
How can I follow Pre-Code.Com’s updates?
I’m a big fan of Twitter, so you can follow @PreCodeDotCom for all of my talk and RTs about old movies. There is also an email subscription box located in the right sidebar, which I recommend (and may or may not feed directly into my ego). WordPress users can also subscribe that way when they’re signed in.
How do you say the site’s name?
It’s ‘Pre Code Dot Com’. I’ve seen a couple call it just ‘Pre-Code’ and that drives me nuts! That doesn’t even make sense!
Where can I learn more about the person who runs this site?
Actually, I have a whole page dedicated to that. Go there and enjoy.
Are you a professional film historian?
Not at all. Just a hobbyist. These reviews do not use an academic writing and, while I list all of the sources I may use for any claims at the end of the review, I do not do citations. Any opinions in the body of the review are my own.
How do I cite your website?
Since I’m an APA for life kind of guy, you can cite a review or page from my site with the following format. If this doesn’t work for you, you can enter the site’s info in the Citation Machine. Again, this is not a professional or academic website, so you may get dinged for that.
Reid, D. ([Date review was published]). “[Article title].“ Pre-Code.Com – Covering All of Pre-Code Hollywood Cinema, 1930 – 1934. Retrieved [Date you read the article].
Can I use this .gif/image/a section from your review for my site/blog/paper?
Of course, the only thing I ask for is a link back to the main site here be put near whatever you take. Please don’t quote whole reviews or pass my writing off as your own. I have a fairly distinctly weird syntax (and I use the word ‘unfortunately’ fairly often), so I can pick up on that stuff pretty quickly.
The only money I make from this site is from Amazon referrals which, in the first year of running it, has netted me $18.65. I also don’t ask for or receive review copies of films because I want to remain as unbiased as possible. I’ve made this site because I want to share my passion with people, and by linking to this site, you’re helping me out!
How do I make animated .gifs like yours?
I use the program GifCam, which is both really easy to use and absolutely free.
How can I contact the webmaster?
For more information or for any other questions, either post something below in the comments or shoot me an email here. Thanks!