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Post by Traveller » August 1st, 2020, 5:56 am

Traveller wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 5:42 pm
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Got every list into the Top 2500, so I updated the table and will go for Top 1000 next.

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Post by Onderhond » August 1st, 2020, 7:03 am

Not something I'll be actively working on, still nice to keep up with the stats I guess:

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#243

Post by Tim2460 » August 1st, 2020, 8:54 pm

Need to get back on the top 75 club before the end of the year... That means way too much zombies films to watch.... Again?? :facepalm:

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Post by Onderhond » August 1st, 2020, 9:04 pm

Tim2460 wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Need to get back on the top 75 club before the end of the year... That means way too much zombies films to watch.... Again?? :facepalm:
Wanna switch? :D I'll watch your zombie flicks, you cover my TSPDT gaps.

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Post by Tasselfoot » August 2nd, 2020, 12:37 pm

I will never make it in the top 500 club. But I will forever be just outside the door, peering in.
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Post by Tim2460 » August 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm

yeah... impoving the rank @TSZDT prooves dificult... and it updates every year ! ;)

At least the giallo italian girls are usualy attractive...

"Only" 20 films to go back to the 75 Club !

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Post by flavo5000 » August 3rd, 2020, 6:25 pm

I just checked my rank. For whatever reason, it's something I don't really look at much. Looks like I'm three lists away from the 500 Club myself: Amanda Award, Dutch 50 and Hurriyet's Turkish 100. I think just watching one more on the Amanda list would get me below 500 on that one. Looks like I've got a bunch of Turkish films to watch though.... :(

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Post by nimimerkillinen » August 4th, 2020, 6:06 am

86 lists to go

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Post by sebby » August 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm

Been trying every which way to get back into watching films w some degree of zest. Interestingly enough I think not being able to go to a cinema at least a few times a month has had a great negative effect. Although it makes up (well, used to make up) only a couple % of my film watches in any given month, it's a motherfucking bolt of lightning recharge. The romantic nature many speak of the cinema-going experience is a very real thing. At least for me. So without it, my battery has run dry.

That said, being a stat- and goal-oriented individual, I thought I'd pick a path that would -- to that regard -- potentially stimulate some dopamine production. Hey brain, please give me rewards for watching certain films. Trick me into associating film-watching with happiness again as I get closer to this somewhat arbitrary top 500. And maybe from there I get back to where I used to be re enjoyment of film. Along the way I'll be completing some lists and that will help w the brain trickery as well. Hopefully not just a temp fix and ultimately a re-route off the desolate rocky dirt path back onto the smooth and serene road I was on before. And if it doesn't work, so be it. How many great fires lit in the first quarter or third of one's life last a lifetime? If you're lucky, just a few.

All that out of the way, here is my little table of progress. Make me happy, statistics! Or else I may give up on a thing that I have loved for 3 decades. No pressure!

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 4th, 2020, 10:01 pm

sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Hey brain, please give me rewards for watching certain films.
I get you on that point. I haven't been enjoying film watching as much lately either, but I've been trying to use various tricks to keep up and not fail at the hobby. Challenges help, as I like those stats. The rankings/top 500 club stats help. But not always. So sometimes it boils down to watching a film to complement my moods. Like if I'm generally pissed off, I'll watch something with tons of guns/explosions. High times are usually met with terrible films (because that's how they're most fun). Docs come up when I want to learn something (or be challenged/pissed off). Wife is also getting into writing and is enjoying watching some classics for the storytelling elements (she's even starting to rate films!!!), so it's fun to rewatch some of the classics.

Plus awards. Awards are fun dopamine boosters, too.

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Post by Onderhond » August 4th, 2020, 10:06 pm

I think awards are a better stimulant than this mega-challenge. If you're really going for this, it might be a thing that burns you out rather than gives you energy. This is more something for the long, but maybe that's just because I'm way behind on almost every list. Then again, looking at sebby's stats he still has 65 lists to go to get into the club, that's quite an uphill battle.

Then again, I'm more of a "slow and steady wins the race" guy anyway. Could be that people really get the hang of it again when shooting for the 500 club :)

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Post by sebby » August 4th, 2020, 10:30 pm

Onderhond wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:06 pm
I think awards are a better stimulant than this mega-challenge. If you're really going for this, it might be a thing that burns you out rather than gives you energy. This is more something for the long, but maybe that's just because I'm way behind on almost every list. Then again, looking at sebby's stats he still has 65 lists to go to get into the club, that's quite an uphill battle.

Then again, I'm more of a "slow and steady wins the race" guy anyway. Could be that people really get the hang of it again when shooting for the 500 club :)
The progress along the way is as satisfying as the ultimate end-point. Updating in a month and seeing numbers go up in most or all columns will juice me up.

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Post by Onderhond » August 4th, 2020, 10:34 pm

sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:30 pm
The progress along the way is as satisfying as the ultimate end-point. Updating in a month and seeing numbers go up in most or all columns will juice me up.
Of course, best to look for low-hanging fruit first then, because you could just as well work on a single list for a month and see only 1 list flip from one column to the next :D

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Post by sebby » August 4th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Onderhond wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:34 pm
sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:30 pm
The progress along the way is as satisfying as the ultimate end-point. Updating in a month and seeing numbers go up in most or all columns will juice me up.
Of course, best to look for low-hanging fruit first then, because you could just as well work on a single list for a month and see only 1 list flip from one column to the next :D
Yeah I've added a dozen or so films from lists on which I rank 500-600 on my watchlist for this month, so the top 500 # should increase. I guess I could also platinum a few IMDB lists, but that's a kind of pain I'm not ready for. Platinums have never really held great appeal to me anyway, for whatever reason.

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Post by joachimt » August 5th, 2020, 6:35 am

Never tried to get into this club. 25 lists to go. I expected worse.
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Post by xianjiro » August 5th, 2020, 9:16 am

Well, things have improved substantially now that I've got a flow of discs again - only two lists keep me out of the Top 200 club: the new Russian list (#211) & EuroHorror (#213). Now all I need to find are three films but didn't have much luck with the library search for Russians I haven't seen yet. EuroHorror is a no-brainer but the Russian list will probably be a touch more work.

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Post by flavo5000 » August 5th, 2020, 12:22 pm

sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Onderhond wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:06 pm
I think awards are a better stimulant than this mega-challenge. If you're really going for this, it might be a thing that burns you out rather than gives you energy. This is more something for the long, but maybe that's just because I'm way behind on almost every list. Then again, looking at sebby's stats he still has 65 lists to go to get into the club, that's quite an uphill battle.

Then again, I'm more of a "slow and steady wins the race" guy anyway. Could be that people really get the hang of it again when shooting for the 500 club :)
The progress along the way is as satisfying as the ultimate end-point. Updating in a month and seeing numbers go up in most or all columns will juice me up.
Something else you could try (although it'd require some up front investment on your part) is to make a guerrilla drive-in. Get a projector, FM transmitter and generator. Find a spot and invite some folks. Nothing to reinvigorate the cinema experience like a fun night at the drive-in. :D

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Post by Tim2460 » August 5th, 2020, 2:24 pm

2 Lists above 75...

User / Top 1 10 25 50 75 100 125 150 500
Tim2460 101 105 137 173 204 206 206 206 206
Lists to go 105 101 69 33 2 0 0 0 0

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Post by Harco » August 5th, 2020, 2:55 pm

I suppose top 10,000 is doable in the near future. :rolleyes: Also not something I'm working on at all but just like Onderhond, nice to track.

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Post by mightysparks » August 5th, 2020, 3:03 pm

sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm
That said, being a stat- and goal-oriented individual, I thought I'd pick a path that would -- to that regard -- potentially stimulate some dopamine production. Hey brain, please give me rewards for watching certain films. Trick me into associating film-watching with happiness again as I get closer to this somewhat arbitrary top 500. And maybe from there I get back to where I used to be re enjoyment of film.

All that out of the way, here is my little table of progress. Make me happy, statistics! Or else I may give up on a thing that I have loved for 3 decades. No pressure!
+ 1. We needed you on the film addiction podcast, haha. I always go back to the stats when I have a lull in my interest in film. Stats make me warm and fuzzy :wub:
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Post by Tim2460 » August 5th, 2020, 3:14 pm

mightysparks wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 3:03 pm
sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm
That said, being a stat- and goal-oriented individual, I thought I'd pick a path that would -- to that regard -- potentially stimulate some dopamine production. Hey brain, please give me rewards for watching certain films. Trick me into associating film-watching with happiness again as I get closer to this somewhat arbitrary top 500. And maybe from there I get back to where I used to be re enjoyment of film.

All that out of the way, here is my little table of progress. Make me happy, statistics! Or else I may give up on a thing that I have loved for 3 decades. No pressure!
+ 1. We needed you on the film addiction podcast, haha. I always go back to the stats when I have a lull in my interest in film. Stats make me warm and fuzzy :wub:
Especialy your always Platinium TSZDT (l) :hug: (l)

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Post by flavo5000 » Yesterday, 10:37 pm

mightysparks wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 3:03 pm
sebby wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm
That said, being a stat- and goal-oriented individual, I thought I'd pick a path that would -- to that regard -- potentially stimulate some dopamine production. Hey brain, please give me rewards for watching certain films. Trick me into associating film-watching with happiness again as I get closer to this somewhat arbitrary top 500. And maybe from there I get back to where I used to be re enjoyment of film.

All that out of the way, here is my little table of progress. Make me happy, statistics! Or else I may give up on a thing that I have loved for 3 decades. No pressure!
+ 1. We needed you on the film addiction podcast, haha. I always go back to the stats when I have a lull in my interest in film. Stats make me warm and fuzzy :wub:
I tend to get pretty obsessed with lists too. Although I also watch stuff I have sitting around the house I haven't seen yet that I bought. And I watch stuff for challenges. So I usually look for the intersection between at least two of those three factors when I'm picking stuff to watch. And with so many lists and me buying so much crap and with three challenges every month, my well doesn't really ever run dry. :D

I definitely couldn't sit and just watch depressing dramas all the time though. That kind of thing will wear you down.

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Post by Ebbywebby » Today, 12:46 am

I see that I'd have to watch 327 more movies from the All-Time Worldwide Box Office list to rank top 500. No thank you. :)

I'm top 500 for a modest 114/206 lists.

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