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Personal Film Goals for 2021

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Post by Leopardi »

The checks continued to melt away in March, so quickly that if the pace continues (not that it will) I'll be done my goal by the end of May! Here's a breakdown of my progress, showing the number of checks needed at the beginning of the year, last month, and today, with completed lists in bold, backslides in red and gains in green:
The push for Top 175 on every official list
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: 7-->8-->4
A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s: 1-->1-->0
Amanda Award - Best Norwegian Film: 1-->0-->0
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation: 6-->4-->3
BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project: 2-->0-->0
Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 Films for an Ideal Cinematheque: 1-->1-->1
Empire Russia's 100 Best Russian Films: Readers' Choice: 2-->0-->0
FOK!'s Film Top 250: 1-->0-->0
Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films: 2-->0-->0
Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema: 2-->0-->0
IMDb's 1910s Top 50: 2-->0-->0
IMDb's 1920s Top 50: 1-->0-->0
IMDb's 1970s Top 50: 0-->1-->1
IMDb's Animation Top 50: 1-->0-->1
IMDb's Shorts Top 50: 0-->1-->1
OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time: 1-->0-->0
Reddit Top 250: 1-->1-->1
Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time: 11-->6-->4
Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies: 1-->0-->0
TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 14-->10-->5

And the breakdown so far:

Goal: Top 175 on every official list
Films left at start of year: 57
Target pace to meet goal: 4.75 checks/month
Checks left last month: 33
Checks left currently: 21
Checks left at this point in 2020/2019/2018/2017/2016/2015: 69/66/63/79/71/47
Current pace: 12 checks/month
Top 175 goals completed this month: A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s
Lists that have (re)appeared this month: IMDb's Animation Top 50
Worst ranking this month: IMDb's Shorts Top 50 (#214)
Best goal-related rank(s): OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time (#112)
Median ranking on all lists: #59 (The Criterion Collection and BFI's 100 Documentary Films), #60 (Lola Award - Best German Film and Belgian Film Award - Best Film)
Overall Ranking: 17-->13-->13
With three new lists on the horizon progress will slow no doubt, but regardless I plan to hold out on Napoleon until the end of the year just in case there's a screening somewhere in the world, so my 2021 goal won't be complete any time soon. I know, I know, fat chance of a screening with COVID still around, but there's a new restoration of the 7-hour Apollo version due to be released in about a month, so maybe there will be something by year's end if things greatly improve due to the vaccines - I hold out hope...
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