So many movies, so little time. This is a task I started ten years ago when the original list came out. Actually, if you could see the list of required viewing I was supposed to cram in before starting grad school…
Well, this is a piece of cake in comparison.
I want to be able to scratch off all the titles on the list because I like scratching items off a list, and probably I wouldn’t watch some of these movies without this exercise to motivate me. And I’ve found in the past, some of the best books or movies I’ve watched – the ones that have had the most impact – are the ones that were forced on me.
I made a small dent this weekend and watched Unforgiven. Can I tell you that I never considered myself a real big Western fan, but in actuality I really, really enjoy the genre. I bought the Clint Eastwood “Spaghetti Western” box set, and I’m looking forward to setting aside a weekend to dig in!
If I’m really ambitious and get this done before 1001 days is up, I’ll move onto the updated 2007 list. For now though, I’m sticking with the original. Anything crossed out, I’ve watched. I’ve seen some of the remaining films, but only snippets or so long ago that I don’t remember them well and I’ve decided they demand another viewing.
If I counted correctly, I have thirty-six out of one hundred left to watch. Guess that means I better make a point of renting something every week.