Thursday, September 6, 2012
Happy New "Year", New Goal
My senior year! I can't even believe three years have flown by already.
My new goal is to watch all of the films I have not yet seen on the IMDB Top 250 by the end of this final year, which ends May 5th, 2013. Cinco de Mayo! I began narrowing the list this summer and have continued to watch the cream of the crop in the past two weeks. Some of my favorites from the summer include: Sunshine (not on the list, but it should be!), The Great Dictator, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Intouchables, Moonrise Kingdom (every Wes Anderson film should be on every top film list), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (I finally saw the original Star Wars series *gaaaaaaaasp* and it fit well with my summer marathon of How I Met Your Mother which has some Star Wars themed episodes), and The Dark Knight Rises (of course).
Someday I would like to see AFI's Top 100, many if not all of the Criterion Collection, and all of the films from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. But baby steps... So, in hopes of keeping myself on track to completing the remaining 80 films on the ever-changing list, I plan on blogging, however short, about what these films contribute to film history.
So far this school year I have indulged in: Dog Day Afternoon, Strangers on a Train, 12 Monkeys, Duck Soup (which has since left the list but has an 8/10 rating so it could reappear), Gone With The Wind, Braveheart, and Wild Strawberries.
What made The Third Man for me was the music, the end chase scene through the sewers and the unique cinematography. At times this film was hard to grasp with the raspy voices speaking multiple languages (not subtitled). I was starting to believe Harry was a fake identity; what Reed chooses to do artistically with him in the shadows is very interesting (I won't give out any spoilers). Well, onto the next one!
1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons honey
pinch of cinnamon
1 cup ice
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