I did this last year, I’m doing it again this year. It’s a list of films to watch.
At the start of last year, I wrote a post that listed a whole bunch of films that I was going to watch in 2011. The list came from twofifty, an application on Facebook, where you mark off which films you have seen from the IMDb top 250, and you can filter which ones you have or haven’t seen.
I found having a list really useful. When going to the local video store to hire movies, I spent less time choosing. Even though I love spending time choosing. But I digress.
Doing two Honours courses and teaching dance classes and preparing for the move overseas meant I didn’t get to watch all of the films on my list. But I did get to see some of them. Most. Some.
I learnt a few things:
- Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my favourite films now. [I also discovered that Shadow Of A Doubt is my favourite Hitchcock so far, but that is by the by]
- There’s a reason that I haven’t seen the 3-4 hour epics. Das Boot was wonderful, but I don’t think I’ll have time to watch it again. (Not looking forward to Barry Lyndon and Fanny and Alexander for that very reason.) Also, The Deer Hunter. Glad I saw it. Glad I don’t have to see it again. AN HOUR FOR A WEDDING SCENE????? Seriously Cimino? Seriously?!?!?
- Manhattan is one of my favourite Woody Allen films. (Also, Midnight In Paris is one of his best.)
- There were a few films that I had seen before: Superbad, Amorres Perros, Dial M For Murder. I suppose it’s worrying that I can forget that I’ve watched a film in its entirety. (Or not, considering how many films I watch.) I had either forgotten most of Singing In The Rain or not seen all of it. But I loved watching a 35mm print on the big screen at the Wellington Film Society.
- Superbad is not my sense of humour (probably why I forgot that i watched it).
- 35mm prints on the big screen included Singing In The Rain at Paramount (Wellington) and Akira at the Prince Charles (London). Special thanks to Phil for screening a 16mm print of Dial M for Murder at his movie halfathon.
So, here I go again, with a list of films that I intend to see this year.
A link to my IMDb page.
I’m on the IMDb.
Harmless has an IMDB page!
Harmless has an IMDB page! Weehoo! You can find it online here.
If you’ve seen the film, please go on and write a review.
I’ve started updating the page. So I think I’ll be getting a personal IMDB page, as will key cast and crew. Yay!