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Personal Film Goals for 2020

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Re: Personal Film Goals for 2020


Post by beasterne » September 8th, 2020, 3:20 pm

beasterne wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:59 pm
Update for the end of July:

1. Complete my project of watching a film from each year from 1919-2020 (DONE!)
2. Bronze on TSPDT top 1001 (16 films to go)
3. Rank in top 8,000 on every list (6 lists to go)

My biggest goal for the year is COMPLETE! I wrapped up this challenge a few days ago, and it feels really great to have that over and done with.

#2 should be pretty easy. I'm guessing I'm going to knock that out by the end of this month. I have a mini-goal to watch all of the top 100 of the TSPDT list, which is 14 more, so that should get me most of the way there.

#3 might take a little longer than I thought, because one of the lists is TSZDT. I've seen 133/1000, good for #9169 on the list. Horror is not my favorite genre, and I'm worried I'm going to have to watch 30 or 40 movies to bring my rank below 8000. We shall see!
Update for the end of August/beginning of September:

1. Complete my project of watching a film from each year from 1919-2020 (DONE!)
2. Bronze on TSPDT top 1001 (DONE!)
3. Rank in top 8,000 on every list (3 lists to go)

#1 and #2 are done! My 501st movie on TSPDT was Local Hero which I watched last Friday. Nice to see Burt Lancaster in a movie from the 80s. I'm so used to seeing him in movies "playing old", like in Judgment at Nuremberg and The Leopard, so to see him actually BEING old was fun.

#3, down to 3 lists remaining. I ranked below #8000 on the TIFF Canada top list by watching Dead Ringers. The A-Z Action movie list I took care of by watching Dirty Harry, Enter the Dragon, and Dr. No in quick succession. Enter the Dragon also brought me below #8000 on the Grindhouse list. Still confused how Enter the Dragon is nowhere to be found on the Classic Martial Arts top list...But since it's not there, I still need to work on that one, TSZDT, and the B-Movie top lists to complete this last goal.

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Post by Ebbywebby » September 13th, 2020, 7:53 pm

My quest to see my first features by top directors stalled (mostly because I ran thin on remaining directors who strongly interest me), but I did see "Now, Voyager" in recent weeks. So I can cross off the illustrious Irving Rapper. I really want to see a Zhangke Jia feature, but still haven't gotten around to it. But "Ash Is Purest White" is near the top of my Amazon Prime queue and Kanopy has three other Zhangke films.

Should I add this guy to my list? Gosh, he is impressively prolific.
Ebbywebby wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 10:33 am
The remaining names along with, according to TSPDT, their most renowned films.

Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs)
Bing Wang (Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks)
Edgar Reitz (Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany)
Eduardo Coutinho (Twenty Years Later)
Fernando E. Solanas (The Hour of the Furnaces)
Jacques Audiard (A Prophet)
Jin Xie (Two Stage Sisters)
João César Monteiro (Come and Go)
John M. Stahl (Leave Her to Heaven)
José Luis Guerín (In the City of Sylvia)
Lav Diaz (Evolution of a Filipino Family)
Nikita Mikhalkov (Burnt by the Sun)
Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light)
Samira Makhmalbaf (The Apple)
Sergey Bondarchuk (War and Peace)
Serif Gören (Yol)
Shinji Sômai (Typhoon Club)
Stanley Kwan (Center Stage)
Walter Salles (Central Station)
Werner Schroeter (Der Tod der Maria Malibran)
Yilmaz Güney (co-directed Yol)
Zhuangzhuang Tian (The Horse Thief)

And borderline names where I've seen shorts and/or short features, but not really a full feature.

Claude Lanzmann (Shoah)
Jonas Mekas (Diaries, Notes and Sketches)
Manoel de Oliveira (Abraham's Valley)
Nanni Moretti (Caro Diario)
Zhangke Jia (Platform)

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