Archive for December 5th, 2012

2013 Blind Spot SeriesWhen Ryan from The Matinee suggested I join The 2013 Blind Spot Series I didn’t know where to start. The obvious starting point was E.T. the Extra Terrestrial having recently admitted to Ryan that I have never seen it. Then came the IMDB top 250. Of the 250, there are 33 movies that I haven’t seen yet so I chose a few that looked interesting. Then came Steven Jay Schneider’s 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die, I had seen a lot of them an just wasn’t interested in a lot but there were some I really should have seen. Before I knew it, I was up to eleven. For the final place I turned to the BFI Top 100 British films, I picked the highest placed film that I am yet to see: The Crying Game.  so my chosen twelve (sort of) are:

The Gold Rush (1925) or Modern Times (1936)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Harvey (1950) 
Paths of Glory (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Bande à Part (1964)
Manhatten (1979)
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Princess Mononoke (1957)
The Crying Game (1992)
The Green Mile (1999)
WALL·E  (2008) or Up (2009)

There are a couple of either or’s on the list and I haven’t decided on the order yet. I also haven’t actually got my hands on most of the movies so there many some forced changes. come back on the last Tuesday of each month last year to see what I think of them.Blind Spot Series


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