Saturday, November 20, 2010

COMING SOON: Countdown to the TOP 20 Edition

With only seven movies to go before I hit 201 movies watched for the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" book, I figured I'd pop in and put up a quick "Coming Soon" post and let you guys know the goings on and plans for the blog in the upcoming days.

First of all, I see no reason why I shouldn't be ready to make my TOP 20 list (Yes, Top 20...more on that in a minute) by Monday night. I had today off and am off tomorrow too and am also off on Monday, so that should give me ample time to watch seven movies. The seven movies will be:

1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000 - Ang Lee)
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005 - Ang Lee)
3. Roger & Me (1989 - Michael Moore)
4. Broadcast News (1987 - James L. Brooks)
5. unknown
6. unknown
7. unknown

While those three movies are unknown, I can tell you that they'll more than likely come from movies that are currently streaming on Netflix. I'd like to squeeze in some older movies, as I've been mainly lingering in the 1980s and beyond recently, but we'll see what happens.

Before I get into the subject of the TOP 20 list, I want to quickly mention that I am no longer being adamant about updating my Facebook status, so for those of you who are friends of mine on there, enjoy the pictures, as that is probably all that I'll be using it for. For those of you who yearn for my rambling updates, feel free to follow me on Twitter @adduvall84, where I ALWAYS tweet when I watch a list movie or any movie for that matter. If you're still interested in joining me on Facebook, feel free to send out a friend request. You can find me with the e-mail address of: As mentioned above, I will only be using the Facebook page to chronicle pictures of actors, actresses and directors that I discover or rediscover from watching "1001" movies.

Now then...the TOP 20...

For those of you who are long time followers of me, you may remember my original plan of making lists. Let me refresh your memory and enlighten the people who may not know about my original plan.

The original plan was to make a TOP 20 list once I watched 101 movies from the book, which I did (and will repost prior to my new TOP 20). Following the first TOP 20, I intended to make a TOP 40 following my watching of 201 movies, a TOP 60 following my watching of 301 movies and subsequently adding 20 films to the TOP list for every 100 films. I got to thinking about that plan and realized that eventually might tend to forget those early films I watched and thus the newly watched films would dominate my memory and the TOP lists. The new plan is to continue to make a TOP list after every 100 films, but instead of adding 20 films every time, to keep it at just a TOP 20 and rate & rank only the previous 100 films that I've watched. Confused yet? Hope not. So basically, with the TOP 20 that is coming up, I'll only be ranking the 100 films I've watched since my original TOP 20. Got it? Good.

I'll make sure to post a list of the 100 films that I've watched since that original TOP 20, so that you guys can get a refresher on the films that I will be choosing from when making my TOP 20. What are the top candidates so far for the new TOP 20? Glad you asked...Here is a list of films that leap out at me as top candidates for the upcoming TOP 20. This was a quickly made list and I didn't obsess over this too much. Trust me though, I will obsess over the TOP 20 list, so that I can make sure to bring you an accurate list of my TOP 20 favorite movies from #102 - #201. Here's the list...

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Olympia (1938), Stella Dallas (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Le jour se leve (1939), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Citizen Kane (1940), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The Pianist (2002), The Heiress (1949), My Left Foot (1989), Brief Encounter (1946), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), 8 1/2 (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Raising Arizona (1987), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The Big Chill (1983), Strangers on a Train (1951), Rear Window (1954), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Wrong Man (1956), Being There (1979), The Piano (1993), Halloween (1978), Toy Story (1995), White Heat (1949), The Birds (1963), Frenzy (1972), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), The Wedding Banquet (1993), Sideways (2004), The Ice Storm (1997)

There are still seven movies to go though, so lets not get ahead of ourselves.

November 19, 2010 10:46pm

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