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Film From Each Year Challenge

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Film From Each Year Challenge

Goal:
Watch a film from every year of cinema, starting from a year of your choice. However, you must watch at least 100 entries to complete the challenge (which means the latest starting year would be 1913 if you're planning to complete the challenge before 2013). You can watch the films in any order you like.

Rules:
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- An entire mini-series counts as one entry.
- Rewatches not allowed.

This is for those who want to do this thing as an ongoing challenge. The monthly version of the challenge is in September. Of course you can participate in both, if you want.

Those who have made it through the years:
Marazmatique
brokenface
insomnia
sushantv10
jvv
Knaldskalle
burneyfan
brokenface (again!)
jvv (again!)
lampadatriste
jvv (you beast!)
HVM
Hunziker
Kasparius
monclivie
sortile9io
zuma
brokenface
connordenney
tarr
LarsC
Local Hero
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Mochard's challenge was going to be in September.. but he can just create a new thread for that I guess. It doesn't really matter, we've had similar challenges going at the same time before (eg, the western challenge and the ongoing western challenge).
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mightysparks on Aug 1 2012, 10:20:22 AM wrote:Mochard's challenge was going to be in September.. but he can just create a new thread for that I guess. It doesn't really matter, we've had similar challenges going at the same time before (eg, the western challenge and the ongoing western challenge).
Whoops, somehow missed that. Well, this is just for the ongoing challenge then. Could you remove the 'August 2012' from the topic title?
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I'm in.

I'm probably going to start with 2012 and work my way back. B)
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jvv on Aug 1 2012, 11:28:47 AM wrote:I'm in.

I'm probably going to start with 2012 and work my way back. B)
Yay, more people!

I''m gonna work my way through the years in chronological order. I was going to start from 1914 with Cabiria, but maybe I'll start from a year or two earlier.
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Sure, why not? Count me in.
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Watch a film from every year of cinema, starting from a year of your choice
So, I could just pick 2010 as the starting year, watch 3 movies and win the challenge?
- A feature film (Anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 90 minutes of short films count as one entry
That's going to be really hard for pre-1900 movies...
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Knaldskalle on Aug 1 2012, 03:09:53 PM wrote:
Watch a film from every year of cinema, starting from a year of your choice
So, I could just pick 2010 as the starting year, watch 3 movies and win the challenge?
If I understood the rules correctly, you can start from 2010, but you'll still have to watch a film from every year of cinema, not just 2010-2012. For the very early years, I guess you'll have to watch a lot of shorts from each year.
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We did this challenge last year and I believe we watched movies from 1912 to 2011 (in random or chronological order). It seems to me we had to watch exactly 100 movies.
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mjf314 on Aug 1 2012, 03:32:40 PM wrote:
Knaldskalle on Aug 1 2012, 03:09:53 PM wrote:
Watch a film from every year of cinema, starting from a year of your choice
So, I could just pick 2010 as the starting year, watch 3 movies and win the challenge?
If I understood the rules correctly, you can start from 2010, but you'll still have to watch a film from every year of cinema, not just 2010-2012. For the very early years, I guess you'll have to watch a lot of shorts from each year.
Well, I thought these challenges are essentially for motivating one to watch more films, so I didn't bother to specify which would be the starting year. But as moviefreak said that last year they had to watch stuff from 100 years for the challenge, I think I'll set that as a rule. I was thinking about starting from the year 1913 anyway. And of course you can watch stuff for more than a hundred years if you want.
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why not , taking it as a long term thing...

1927. The End of St. Petersburg

2005. The King and the Clown
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Edited the rules. Has anyone any complaints? Not that it's a big deal if someone doesn't want to go through 100 years, these challenges are about widening one's tastes, not competing others (at least for me).
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Count me in
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Kowry on Aug 1 2012, 04:29:12 PM wrote:Edited the rules. Has anyone any complaints? Not that it's a big deal if someone doesn't want to go through 100 years, these challenges are about widening one's tastes, not competing others (at least for me).
This looks much better! :)

Since it's ongoing, why not... It dovetails nicely with my other challenges (Conquer The World, Korean, pre-1930s). I'm in.
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2012 - Safe House - 7/10

Well made, but pretty generic and predictable spy action thriller.

2011 - Serbuan Maut aka The Raid : Redemption - 5/10

Very violent, feels more like a video game than a movie.
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I'm assuming they don't need to be watched in sequence, so here's my first two

1972 - Tales From the Crypt - 6/10
2011 - Young Adult - 6/10
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Sounds like fun...I'll just record as I go. I'm not trying to watch in chronological order.

2011 - The Green Hornet -- M. Gondry.

Big old yawn.

I won't count a 1958 western I finished last night, since I started it a few hours before the challenge, but in case western-lovers are looking for a 1958, it was very entertaining (= Buchanan Rides Alone, Boetticher -- more comic moments than the other Boetticher westerns I've seen).
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2010 - Monsters - 7/10

For a movie called Monsters, you don't see much of them. Which is fine by me, since I prefer human interaction to monsters anyway. :)
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I know I said I wouldn't count a 1958 western that I finished after the challenge started (having started it a few hours beforehand), but this is a different one.

1958 - From Hell to Texas - Hathaway.

Visually stunning western; it's not easy to love virtuous yokel cowboy Don Murray as the guy on the run from a rich, vengeance-obsessed rancher (who holds Murray responsible for his son's death), but the rest of the cast makes up for it -- it includes veterans Chill Wills and Jay C. Flippen (yay!), a not-super-memorable-but-good-enough young Dennis Hopper (as rich rancher's other son), a suitably tomboyish Diane Varsi -- I actually found her more convincing in her tomboy costume, before she gets all pink and girly -- and Margo, though I may be the only person who gets seriously geeked over Margo, because I have an outsized love of The Leopard Man that I can't begin to justify. The cinematography is great -- Hathaway and cinematographer Wilfred Cline scrupulously observe that same "put the horizon at the very top or bottom of the frame" guideline that John Ford supposedly imparted to Spielberg during a run-in (Spielberg has shared this anecdote on multiple occasions) -- everything looks gorgeous, and the whole thing opens with a great horse stampede.

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1912 - Shorts ~96min
The Musketeers of Pig Alley - 17min
The Girl and Her Trust - 15min
How a Mosquito Operates - 6min
A Cure for Pokeritis - 12min
The Land Beyond the Sunset - 13min
The New York Hat - 16min
The Old Actor - 17min

Okay, so this is my starting year after all. I watched a couple of 1912 Griffith shorts yesterday so I figured I could as well watch some more from the same year. The Land Beyond the Sunset surprised me, really powerful stuff. And all of these had at least something of interest.

After this I think I'll just update my progress here after each completed decade.
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Might do this challenge with a twist: shorts only. So at least 90 minutes of unseen shorts for each year.
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Guess I'll do it.

1943: Old Acquaintance - 8/10
1953: Sawdust and Tinsel - 8/10
1973: The Boss - 8/10
1974: The Perfume of the Lady in Black - 7/10
1983: Fire and Ice - 8/10
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1. Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War (Kang, 2004). Blech. I don't think I've ever seen a movie that was simultaneously this sappy and this brutal. Think "Saving Private Ryan"-squared brutal, with 2 "heroes" who walk through battle like Rambo, while everyone around them gets blown to bits (often literally). Unfortunately, the movie is unbearably melodramatic and I just wanted it to be over. I can see why people like it (the battle scenes are generally very real looking), but the whole "Rambo"-element and the schmaltz just ruins the movie for me.
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1929 - Man with a Movie Camera - 8/10
Watched 4/100

1929 - Man with a Movie Camera - 8/10
1972 - Tales From the Crypt - 6/10
1999 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut - 6/10
2011 - Young Adult - 6/10
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1943: Old Acquaintance - 8/10
1953: Sawdust and Tinsel - 8/10
1973: The Boss - 8/10
1974: The Perfume of the Lady in Black - 7/10
1983: Fire and Ice - 8/10
1998: My Name Is Joe - 8/10
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I'm in! Want to have at least one movie watched from every year since 1920, so this challange suits me well! Guess I'll change that to 1910 now :)

1933 - Duck soup - 8/10
1950 - Harvey - 8/10
1953 - Roman Holiday - 8/10
1979 - Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - 7/10
2008 - Hunger - 3/10
Watched 5/100
1933 - Duck soup - 8/10
1950 - Harvey - 8/10
1953 - Roman Holiday - 8/10
1979 - Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - 7/10
2008 - Hunger - 3/10
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1943: Old Acquaintance - 8/10
1948: Tarzan and the Mermaids - 4/10
1953: Sawdust and Tinsel - 8/10
1973: The Boss - 8/10
1974: The Perfume of the Lady in Black - 7/10
1983: Fire and Ice - 8/10
1998: My Name Is Joe - 8/10
2009: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - 8/10
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2009 - Kimssi pyoryugi aka Castaway on the Moon - 8/10

Korean movie about loneliness and alienation, but it has quite a bit of humor as well. I liked it. :thumbsup:
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1920. The Golem
1921. The Sheik
1928. The Wedding March
1955. I Live In Fear
2006. A Dirty Carnival
2008. Rough Cut
2010. Secret Reunion
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1943: Old Acquaintance - 8/10
1948: Tarzan and the Mermaids - 4/10
1953: Sawdust and Tinsel - 8/10
1973: The Boss - 8/10
1974: The Perfume of the Lady in Black - 7/10
1983: Fire and Ice - 8/10
1998: My Name Is Joe - 8/10
2002: Windtalkers - 8/10
2009: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - 8/10

Another 8, pretty good run lately with stuff I've enjoyed besides the Tarzan movie which was boring as hell.
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2. Zift (Gardev, 2008). Bulgarian neo-noir something something. Not bad, a little too slow in the middle, but starts and ends with style and atmosphere.
Films and years
1. Tae Guk Gi (2004)
2. Zift (2008)
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2008 - Issiz Adam aka Alone - 7/10

Started of promisingly with a decidely more modern perspective of Turkey than you usually see (except for the cheesy 70s/80s music), but petered off to an overly melodramatic ending.
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2009 - Kimssi pyoryugi aka Castaway on the Moon - 8/10
2010 - Monsters - 7/10
2011 - Serbuan Maut aka The Raid : Redemption - 5/10
2012 - Safe House - 7/10
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2007 - Le scaphandre et le papillon - 8/10
Watched 6/100
1933 - Duck soup - 8/10
1950 - Harvey - 8/10
1953 - Roman Holiday - 8/10
1979 - Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - 7/10
2007 - Le scaphandre et le papillon - 8/10
2008 - Hunger - 3/10
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2007 - 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile aka 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 6/10

Bleak movie about a bleak subject.
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2008 - Issiz Adam aka Alone - 7/10
2009 - Kimssi pyoryugi aka Castaway on the Moon - 8/10
2010 - Monsters - 7/10
2011 - Serbuan Maut aka The Raid : Redemption - 5/10
2012 - Safe House - 7/10
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1968 - Rosemary's Baby - 8/10
Watched 7/100
1933 - Duck soup - 8/10
1950 - Harvey - 8/10
1953 - Roman Holiday - 8/10
1968 - Rosemary's Baby - 8/10
1979 - Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - 7/10
2007 - Le scaphandre et le papillon - 8/10
2008 - Hunger - 3/10
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2003 Silmido
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1921. The Sheik
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1955. I Live In Fear
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1955 - Stranger on Horseback- J. Tourneur.

Yet another wonderful Tourneur western; Joel McCrea looks a lot like the preacher-who's-handy-with-a-gun that he played in the wonderful Stars in My Crown, but he's a judge-who's-handy-with-a-gun this time, come to administer justice at a town owned by the Bannerman family. McCrea gets into trouble when he exposes a possible murder committed by Bannerman's son, and decides to give the man a trial. (Unlike Stars in My Crown, the plot is much more straightforward, not an ensemble / episodic piece. There are still subplots, but McCrea's attempt to try Bannerman's son is THE story.) John Carradine has such a great role here as a slimy town functionary -- it's much more insidious than the usual tough-guy / bad-guy role, and resembles modern-day, passive-aggressive, creepy crony-bureaucrats. The film is not at the level of Stars in My Crown (which, again, I loved), but the cast is still well worth watching, and the script has some really good scenes. Kevin McCarthy is memorable as the devil-may-care Bannerman son, and John McIntire's always fun to watch in villain roles (he plays Bannerman). The color and picture quality of my version were a little funky -- the "Ansco Color" has everything looking just a little pinkish and faintly fuzzy, but I wouldn't be surprised if I had the best version around, and it's hard to make the Sedona exteriors look bad...once things got rolling, I hardly noticed.

1959 - Day of the Outlaw- de Toth.

How is this not on one freaking list? Really? It's deliciously sinister, the plot takes unusual turns (in a good way), it's got a bang-up performance by Burl Ives -- not to mention some great work from Robert Ryan -- and the scenery in snowy central Oregon is super. Harsh, almost spooky in places, great camerawork...I loved it. I had no idea Tina Louise could really act -- it's a shame she didn't wind up in more / other better westerns. Alexander Courage's score is well-done and (IMO) ahead of its time in certain scenes. It's one of those films that just keeps getting better as it goes. I already want to watch it again...great stuff.

4 years down / 96 years to go
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2011 - The Green Hornet -- M. Gondry.
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2006 - Efter Brylluppet aka After the Wedding - 8/10

The style of this movie reminded me a lot of that other Danish movie Festen, which I also liked.
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2007 - 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile aka 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 6/10
2008 - Issiz Adam aka Alone - 7/10
2009 - Kimssi pyoryugi aka Castaway on the Moon - 8/10
2010 - Monsters - 7/10
2011 - Serbuan Maut aka The Raid : Redemption - 5/10
2012 - Safe House - 7/10
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What's the movie in your avatar, burney?
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