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The Film List Project

It's been a while since I've written on this blog regularly, so let me introduce myself. My name is Abby. I'm 20 years old. I go to UT. I'm excited to start writing again.

This time last year, I found out that I was going to be able to major in Cinema Studies. I was excited to finally get to study what I love, but I was intimidated. I really know nothing about movies. I've seen the same ones I love about 30 times each, but I haven't seen many of the movies that were actually considered good.

So, over the summer, in order to educate myself, I composed a list. I did some googling and, by looking at three "best of" lists online, I created mine. I eliminated any movies that showed up twice, movies I had seen, there are 190 movies on the list, yadayadayada...This is the boring stuff.

Here's what I'm going to do with the list: I'm going to chronicle it here. I'm not going to do reviews or try to analyze anything (like I said, I really know nothing about film theory). I'm just going to start using this blog as kind of a diary. I'm still going to write about music, TV, and my life, but the list is going to be my new project.

Every Thursday, I'll post about the movies from the list I've seen that week. It could be one or it could be 20 (probably not 20). That's the fun of this. It'll change every week: different genres, eras, actors, directors. It's never going to be the same. When this list is done, I can find more lists of movies. That's the great thing about the Internet. Lots of lists. I hope you'll enjoy the list project with me.

I'm not going to post the list, but I will post what I've already crossed off:
1. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
2. An American in Paris (1951)
3. Apocalypse Now (1975)
4. Cat People (1942)
5. Citizen Kane (1941)
6. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
7. Nashville (1975)
8. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
9. Fish Tank (2009)
10. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
11. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
12. Rear Window (1954)
13. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
14. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
15. 12 Angry Men (1957)
16. Frankenstein (1931)
17. Chinatown (1974)
18. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
19. City Lights (1931)
20. Raging Bull (1980)
21. Mud (2013)
22. His Girl Friday (1940)
23. Gloria (2014)
24. Taxi Driver (1976)

There are 166 more to watch. I hope you'll join me.


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