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What are you going to watch?

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Hi all,

I'm sure I am not alone in feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of nominees to the Top 100. I have seen few (definitely less than a third) of the movies nominated, and many of the ones I have seen it's been a long time. Since I'm not a professional critic, and I don't keep a journal, I don't have any written record of my thoughts that was fresh from watching them.

So, I decided to make the problem more manageable. I'm going to make a list of the movies I will watch (both that I have never seen and that I have but need to re-see), and stick to a manageable number. That way, I can climb the mountain of my ignorance one step at a time. :)

So far, my list has 8 movies. I may of course add more... and if things get extra busy I may take some off.

Name of movie never seen / Nominator / Link to nomination

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Fast Cheap and Out of Control / Peter T Chattaway / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=214380

Hunger / Christian / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=213906

Children of Heaven / Persona / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=213871

The Third Miracle / Ron Reed / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=214042

Seraphine / Jeffrey Overstreet / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=213073

The Fugitive / Ron Reed / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=214070

Name of movie need to see again / Nominator / Link to nomination

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12 Angry Men / TBeane / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=214294

Do the Right Thing / MLeary / http://artsandfaith....ndpost&p=213900

Nominators: Surprised that I would choose that nomination instead of one of the other ones? Others: Thoughts on those choices?

Anyone else want to tell us what you're going to watch or re-watch?

Edited by David Smedberg

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Since we began the new discussion I have rewatched The Son, Dogville, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lorna's Silence, The Miracle Maker, Day of Wrath, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Notorious Bettie Page , and I am running out of gas. I now feel that I owe it to anything currently in the Top 35 that I can still get my hands on. The rest of them need to climb their way up this list as the winners already have.

So I still need to see: The Gospel According to Matthew, Ikiru, Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus of Montreal, Stalker (queued in my Top 5), Tender Mercies (promised Ron), A Man for All Seasons, The Hiding Place and After Life. (I very much doubt I will get to those last three.)

Also, The Mission and The Apostle. I've seen them both but it's been over a decade, maybe two.

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Oh The Apostle... great idea, since it is sitting on my shelf! (Right next to Tender Mercies, which should also be included.)

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Jesus of Nazareth

Ugh. 382 minutes from a decade I'm already very skeptical about.

I. Don't. Think. So.

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Code Unknown and Army of Shadows are the first two rewatches that come to mind.

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And when I was thinking about my top 10 of the decade list, I watched Flight of the Red Balloon, Syndromes and a Century, and The Lives of Others. My opinion of Balloon went way up, while Syndrome went down a little, although I was never super high on it to begin with, and Lives stayed pretty much the same.

I've also been thinking about doing a Three Colors weekend.

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