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(or what if you watched the films of one film company?)
I tried that last year with Magic Hour Films, and failed , particularly for what you mention, the lack of availability.. it's just too contemporary, undistributed.. it takes an extensive quest to find each documentary they've produced, so I gave up.

It is much easier with classic filmmakers I assume.. or hope!.. but then I rely a lot on free (admittedly pirate) sites.

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I think for trying to finish someone's entire filmography it's easier to stick to modern actors/directors, just because their films are easier to access. I mean, good luck to someone who wants to find and watch all the John Ford films ever directed.

A good tip for this though would be to keep an eye on TCM (if you get it), because they devote months to certain actors. Last October was Buster Keaton month and thanks to my DVR I've seen most of his shorts and silent movies. Every August they also dedicate one day to a star and just air their movies on that day, and the actors they choose from are quite diverse so it's not just the big name stars.

On TCM right now they're doing their annual 31 Days of Oscar, so all the movies are either winners or nominees.

And if you don't want to buy movies, make sure to check out your local library and see what they have. My local library has almost all of the dvds in the Criterion Collection, so I don't have to pay much to get the more rare movies they have.


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Oh my, just looked up his filmography (62 films ).

I thought of doing that with Anthony Minghella last year, but somewhere I lost my interest. I might give it another try this year.

What I find interesting about a classic filmmaker (say, someone that was at his peak in the 60s/70s) is that you get to place their work in history and the more extensive it is, the easier you notice his personal style/touch and obviously his impact on cinema.. the way he perceived current events and film-making. I don't know. I find it enriching, and I do love stupid challenges like that , I wouldn't be as crazy as trying to watch someone's 60-film filmography in one year but pushing myself to watch his first 10 films for example would be quite the accomplishment.

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I'm in. Though so far this year I've mostly seen ´no-brainer, hangover´ kind of movies due to exams and well, hangovers But I would like to start watching more movies again like I did years ago

I actually wanted to watch all of Lars von Trier and Woody Allen's works at some point, so I started collecting, meaning I have A LOT of what they have made, but I never really got around to watching most of it. Maybe that should be one of my own personal challanges this year.. That and actually watch the movies I own which I've never seen.

Chrissy, I do that too, I had a phase just around Christmas where I watched a bunch of stuff with Kristin Scott Thomas.

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I think that I am going to use this challenge for Japanese directors though, because I just can't get into Japanese film for some reason. So maybe I'll try to watch like 5 by Kurosawa, 5 by Ozu, etc. Just to get my foot in the water.

I also need to work on my Fellini, I've only seen two of his movies.

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07. A Few Good Men
08. Meet the Parents
09. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
10. My Cousin Vinny
11. E.T.
12. Memoirs of a Geisha
13. Good Will Hunting

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^ Wow I like your taste... a lot of those are my all-time favourites, maybe I should try 7 and 12.....

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^You definitely should! They're both amazing films!

07. A Few Good Men
08. Meet the Parents
09. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
10. My Cousin Vinny
11. E.T.
12. Memoirs of a Geisha
13. Good Will Hunting
14. It's Complicated
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001. One Day (2011)
002. Fair Game (2010)
003. Fish Tank (2010) - michael fassbender, ugh
004. Cars 2 (2011)
005. The Art Of Getting By (2011)
006. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) - waste of time
007. Chain Letter (2010) - another time waster
008. Shark Night (2011)
009. A Prophet (2009) - great film
010. Toy Story 3 (2010)
011. Titanic (1997) - always a classic.. I've probably seen it over a hundred times, but my friend & I are honda be there opening day when it comes out in 3D IMAX
012. Arthur (2011) - I'm pretty sure I lost brain cells when this was over
013. Underworld: Awakening (2012)
014. Haywire (2012) - it just did NOT work great & realistic fight sequences, good dialogue, solid plot & a good cast of guys but they tried to make a fighter into a actor & if it's NOT working for The Rock then...
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015. Park Benches (2011) - foreign/french
016. The Girl on the Train (2008) - foreign/french
017. Apollo 18 (2011)
018. Hangover 2 - (2011)
019. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (2011) - they really REALLY should've stopped after the first one but Gemma Ward looked stunning but i kinda wished she just had a bigger part


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1. Bee Movie (2007)
2. Clash of the Titans (2010)
3. I'm Still Here (2010)
4. Frost/Nixon (2008)
5. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
6. Mary and Max (2009)
7. 50 First Dates (2004)
8. Revolutionary Road (2008)
9. And Now for Something Completly Different (1971)
10. The Bride Wore Black - La Mariée Était En Noir (1968)
11. Pigsty - Porcile (1969)
12. Rope (1948)
13. Repulsion (1965)


I especially reccomend
The Bride Wore Black and Rope.

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^yeah, I loved Rope too. I've watched it in December.

1. Avatar (2009)
2. Green Lantern (2011)
3. Abduction (2011)
4. Panic Room (2002)
5. Beastly (2011)
6. Winter's Bone(2010)
7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
8. Super 8 (2011)
9. Gracie's Choice (TV 2004)
10. Bridesmaids (2011)
11. Mini's First Time (2006)
12. Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
13. Blindness (2008)
14. The Hangover(2009)
15. The Hangover Part II (2011)
16. Restless (2011)
17. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
18. One Day (2011)
19. Ratatouille (2007)
20. Playing House (TV 2006)
21. I Do, They Don't (TV 2005)
22. Love and Other Drugs (2010)
23. The Resident (2010)
24. The Smurfs (2011)
25. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
26. The Breakfast Club (1985)
27. Jane Eyre (2011)
28. Stick It (2006)

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012. Arthur (2011) - I'm pretty sure I lost brain cells when this was over
Oh yeah. What a waste. And I'm a big Russell Brand fan, and I really didn't like it either.

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JANUARY
1. The Staircase (2004)
2. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
3. Twelve (2010)
4. Margin Call (2011)
5. BASEketball (1998)
6. The American (2010)
7. Project Nim (2011)
8. Buried (2010)
9. Seeking Justice (2011)
10. The Descendants (2011) x2
11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
12. Up in the Air (2009)


Can't believe I haven't had time to watch a film this Feb (well besides The Descendants for a second time). I'm halfway through The Artist, but, to be completely honest, it's a struggle

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1. The Pianist (2002)
2. Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! (1995)
3. Jumping Jack Flash (1986)
4. Drive (2011)
5. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
6. Top Hat (1935)
7. Ghost (1990)
8. Pretty Woman (1990)
9. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
10. Rugrats In Paris (2000)
11. You Again (2010)
12. Sex And The City : The Movie 2 (2010)
13. Devils Double (2011)
14. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
15. Cabaret (1972)
16. 3 Men And A Baby (1987)
17. Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
18. Coyote Ugly (2000)
19. Batman : The Dark Knight (2008)
20. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
21. The Green Mile (1999)

I would really recommend The Green Mile to anyone, its a great movie, quite emotional... if any of you haven't watched it yet, watch it! its just... phenomenal, its one of those films that you get attached to some of the characters and therefore end up crying = an emotional wreck .

And again with Saturday Night Fever, definitely watch it if you've never watched it.
It's been one of my favorite films since i was around 12 or 13, everything about it... plus who doesn't love the soundtrack to SNF ? (The Bee Gee's) .

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Why aren't we counting if we watch the same movie twice?

Anyways, can I count those, if I want? I watch The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Big Lebowski a few times a year I can see myself watching my favourites a few times, like the BTTF trilogy...


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