Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2015 Blind Spot Series

Safety Last! (dir. Fred Neymeyer and Sam Taylor)

Ryan McNeil at The Matinee is hosting this series again, so here's my list for next year. I'll watch one film every month, and write a brief post with my thoughts.

Broken Blossoms (1919)

Safety Last! (1923)

Pandora's Box (1929)

It's a Gift (1934)

A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

The Mirror (1975)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Dead Man (1995)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Tabu (2012)

22 comments:

  1. Of the films on that list, I've seen 8 as Pandora's Box was one of my choices earlier this year. The ones I haven't seen are Tabu, Cleo from 5 to 7, It's a Gift, and Broken Blossoms.

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    1. Nice. I'm looking forward to checking these out.

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  2. That's certainly quite the variety. 1910's to 2010's is right. I thought I was doing great going as far back as 1925 with Strike but this i going above and beyond. The only one of these I've seen so far is Monsieur Hulot's Holiday which, unlike Jacques Tati's Playtime, was actually funny and had some good humor in it.

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    1. I've not see any of Tati's films yet, so I'm looking forward to Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. I almost added Mon Uncle and Playtime to my list, but I thought I might want to watch them soon after I watch Hulot.

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  3. A Canterbury Tale is on my list too!!!!!!

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  4. I have seen zero, but I look forward to hearing what you have to say about them!

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  5. The only one I've seen is Infernal Affairs. It is very good, but a little weird to watch if you've already seen The Departed.

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    1. I figured it would be, but I'm interested in seeing the first film. I might even watch the whole trilogy.

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  6. Nice varied choices! I've seen 7 of them, Safety Last,It's A Gift and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday are good fun.
    The Mirror could be my favorite Tarkovsky film,the style of that film is very interesting visually

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    1. Thanks! I don't know how I missed The Mirror when I was watching films for my '75 ballot, but I'm really looking forward to it, as well as the others you mentioned.

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  7. Great picks. Cleo from 5 to 7 and The Mirror are great choices. And The Thin Blue Line is one of my favorite docs.

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    1. Thanks pal. Intrigued by all of those films, especially The Mirror.

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  8. M. Hulot's Holiday is very funny :) It's the only one I've seen apart from PlayTime (definitely recommended if you haven't already seen it!)
    And The Thin Blue Line is a fantastic doco!
    - Ruth

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    1. Hey Ruth! Can't wait to check them out!

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  9. The Thin Blue Line is so great. Errol Morris is an absolute genius. Dead Man is one of the only Jarmusch movies I've really enjoyed. The Mirror is beautiful but was a very tough watch for me. Great list man! Good luck. I've decided to do a Blind Spot myself next year. Really excited about it!

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    1. Thanks man! It's always a fun challenge. I love Tarkovsky, so I might watch The Mirror first. Good luck to you as well.

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  10. 1/12 ! Great picks there! I have only seen Infernal Affairs. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to checking out Infernal Affairs.

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  11. Great picks, Josh. I've seen eight of these, and I liked most of them. I won't say which I didn't so it doesn't impact your thoughts upfront. Cleo from 5 to 7 is so great, and Pandora's Box is something to see.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. Cleo from 5 to 7 is one of my most anticipated, and I'm very intrigued by Pandora's Box.

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