Monday, September 07, 2009

The 85-Movies-in-85-Weeks (or less) Project

Anyone who knows me knows I am notoriously bad at sitting and watching movies, in my living room, in the theater, wherever. Knitting has helped a little bit but I still feel inclined to do something else after half an hour. Doug, on the other hand, will watch almost any movie, at any time.

Somehow we found ourselves watching Stanley Kubrick's Lolita on TMC a last weekend, that in turn led us to a conversation about movies classics we haven't seen. We found AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list and decided to watch our way through it. After we went through the list we found 15 movies we've both seen so our 100 went to 85. We were going to start from the bottom up but then several of the movies in the middle of the list were on TMC this past week and we taped them on the DVR so we'll probably just start from there. I'm excited because one, it will force me to sit and watch a movie a would probably never watch and two it will be something nice for Doug and I share. Also there will be knitting. Lots of it. We're starting sometime this week, we have Shane, Casablanca and the original King Kong taped so it'll be one of those. I'll probably post about the movie, if I can think of something intelligent to say about them.

5 comments:

spike. said...

I LOVE Casablanca! Fun project

ambika said...

I remember when the AFI released this list (or one like it) back when I was in college and my boyfriend at the time and I tried to make our way through it. Definitely a fun project and introduced me to Hitchcock's wider work (loved Rope, Vertigo not so much). It's also the reason I saw Midnight Cowboy and can now comprehend when Family Guy is spoofing it.

lasinthekitchen said...

That sounds like a great project to 'work' on with your husband! I like to knit too, but don't think I can watch a movie and knit at the same time! =)

Melanye K. said...

this sounds like a really cool project!!! i can't wait to follow your progress :)

pinkstripes said...

This is something I really need to do too. There are a lot of classic movies I haven't seen...it's hard for me to sit down and watch too.