Quite a while ago my fiancee had purchased this book “1000 Movies you Should Watch Before You Die.” We’ve each leafed through it numerous times and each of us is no where near having seen them all, so I figured I would rectify that, and then write out my thoughts on each movie in an individual post. I will go into depth about what I liked, didn’t like, thought was done better elsewhere, and about which movies I felt were unduly left off of the list.
This is a two pronged assault…
Prong one, Laura and I take a walk through history by attempting to watch each and every movie listed in this book, no cheating, no half watched movies, and no “I think I saw that back in fourth grade. No! If each of us is unable to explain the major plot points, or within reason tell what happened and who was in it, it gets watched!! No exceptions!
Prong two, however, is a little more self serving (I hope). Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve been free from the constant need to write. Write thesis papers, write out my homework, write scripts, re-write scripts, and so on and so forth. In the short term this has been nice. I can spend that time doing whatever I please, from watching all the TV that I want, to staring at the wall and doing nothing. In the long term however, I believe that my brain has suffered and slowed down. My patience for writing has grown short (in-fact the Herculean feat of getting to this point in this, the initial post, is almost making me re-think this whole scheme.), so this blog about what I’ve seen and what I thought about it, is an attempt to counter-act this trend.
To re-cap, I am going to watch an ass-load of movies, in no particular order, and write about them, in that same type of order.
Movie. Write. Repeat!
I encourage anyone to write and tell me how great I am…or failing that, how stupid I am. Either way, feedback is welcome.
P.S. The first review is forthcoming! Get your brains ready!