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Let's Try This Thing Again

Well, once again, I'm dusting this thing off. Here I am, writing about movies again. Sure, it's been a while, but nothing's really changed. I still watch too many movies. I still keep the "film list". Film is still my major (which is pretty cool).

I can honesty say that absence has made the heart grow fonder. I've missed writing about the movies I see and having people read it and getting to talk to them about it. So, I've decided to start doing it again. However, this blog is gonna see some changes.

Here's the thing: the rules I used to follow drive me nuts. I love the film list, don't get me wrong, and I still want to finish it and write about the movies I see. The truth is, though, I don't want to write about every one. Some of them are boring. Some of them are hard to understand. Some of them don't warrant an entire post.

At the same time, there are plenty of movies that aren't on the list that I want to write about. Movies I've seen before, movies I see in the theatre or in class, movies people have recommended to me, and even movies I've stumbled upon on TV or on Netflix have made me think, but because I confined myself to the list, I haven't written about them here. That's gonna change. From now on, I'm writing about movies that make me think, feel, and want to make movies in a brand new way.

Instead of sticking to a schedule, I'm going to write when I see a movie I like. That probably means I'll write more than once a week (I see a lot of movies).

I'm excited about this new start, and to kick things off, here's a list of what I've watched from the list:

1. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
4. Cat People (1942)
5. Caught (1949)
6. Citizen Kane (1941)
7. The Conversation (1974)
8. Do the Right Thing (1989)
9. The Godfather (1972)
10. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
11. The Hustler (1961)
12. It Happened One Night (1934)
13. The Leopard (1963)
14. M*A*S*H (1972)
15. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
16. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
17. Nashville (1975)
18. Teen Wolf (1985)
19. Ghost World (2001)
20. Harold & Maude (1971)
21. The Lost Boys (1987)
22. Boyx In The Hood (1991)
23. Superbad (2007)
24. Fish Tank (2009)
25. Election (1999)
26. Bring It On (2000)
27. West Side Story (1971)
28. Brick (2005)
29. The Last Picture Show (1971)
30. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
31. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
32. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
33. North by Northwest (1959)
34. Gravity (2013)
35. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
36. Rear Window (1954)
37. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
38. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The 400 Blows (1959)
41. The Bicycle Thief (1949)
42. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
43. On The Waterfront (1954)
44. Vertigo (1958)
45. 12 Angry Men (1957)
46. Frankenstein (1931)
47. Chinatown (1974)
48. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
49. Man on Wire (2008)
50. Jaws (1975)
51. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
52. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
53. Let the Right One In (2008)
54. The Terminator (1984)
55. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
56. City Lights (1931)
57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Mud (2013)
59. Some Like It Hot (1959)
60. The French Connection (1971)
61. Aliens (1986)
62. Airplane! (1980)
63. His Girl Friday (1940)
64. Gloria (2014)

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