Monday, 30 April 2012

Here is the list...

I did it...I finally did it.  I made the list:

List of films to watch

Last year I watched all 15 glorious hours of Mark Cousins' The Story of Film: An Odyssey and it made me realise that even though I've been a film lover for about a million years there are still a load of films, important films, that I haven't seen. Far from being frustrated by this, I find it thrilling that there continues to be a VERY long list of films I've yet to see, an entire ocean of cinema to dip my toe in, wade into and swim in forever. Or what feels like forever, as the list is long and I (sadly) don't have film watching as part of my current job description.

So, partly due to time constraints and partly due to the fact that I'm a librarian by trade, I made a list of those films that I either hadn't seen or had seen snippets of so long ago that I had in effect not seen them at all.  I've split the list into decades and different countries/regions.  The idea is that I'll try to watch all films from the same era at the same time. The reason I want to do this is to get as much of the 'real' context as possible, naff as that may sound. So, I don't want to watch all gangster films at the same time for example as there are far more influences to films than just the others in the same genre.

We'll see. I may change my mind.

By the way, the list is a work in progress, which is why some columns have no titles yet. I would love to know of any films that you would include in your own list.

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