Last year, I attempted the Blind Spot series, a project where you watch one new-to-you classic film, and blog about it. This project is hosted by Ryan McNeil at the Matinee blog, and I encourage you to follow his blog for his own entries and those of the other blogs participating. I was not fully successful in getting 12 posts up last year, but I did achieve 9 from my list. I also saw lots of other new-to-me movies that I didn’t get to write about, so altogether I feel my 2016 film watching was a success.
I’m going to make another attempt in 2017 using this list. As before, I reserve the right to revise the list, but here’s the initial resolution:
- Day for Night (Truffaut) [carried over from 2016]
- Intolerance (Griffith) [carried over from 2016]
- The Quiet Duel (Kurosawa)
- Drums Along the Mohawk (Ford)
- Othello (Welles)
- Ivan’s Childhood (Tarkovsky)
- The King of Comedy (Scorsese)
- Man With a Movie Camera (Vertov)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
- M. Hulot’s Holiday (Tati)
- Late Spring (Ozu)
- The Lodger (Hitchcock)
As my thoughts are posted, links will be added to the list above. Here’s to a great 2017 of movie watching!