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Oh, you'll be alright either way. Definitely a "no homework required" sort of film. That said, and on a completely unrelated note, I would absolutely recommend seeing The Shining. As a first experience I would make no guesses as how it might actually strike you, but in this case I would recommend it all the same. Almost just to get it out of the way. Not to get it over with in the sense that it's some tiresome but required viewing, but just that I think anyone's first sitting with that film will be inconclusive. Like a person would say afterward "I just watched The Shining... what did I just watch?" Where it goes from there is hard to say. You may stew in it for years, you may see it again right away. I wouldn't presume to push you any particular direction, suffice it to say I think seeing that first time (and maybe only time) is an interesting door to open.
I should have tried to fit it in Shocktober! When I was young, I saw a few scenes, so I hope it doesn't mess with my "first time" door opening. I'm much more inclined to watch Passengers, especially after you championed it, but am wanting the challenge of The Shining too. If not sooner, then no later than Oct. 2019!
edit: but yes I will make room for Passengers in the lower tiers of my next list I think. I'm kind of working on that right now. My stale old list from 2 or 3 years ago is all cobwebby. My top 20 needs some strong reworking to reflect recent obsessions. One time viewings will likely all fall away completely, barring a revisit. In a few cases a revisit is something I'm looking forward to, and of those whose to say what will remain. Others I'm not compelled to revisit will drop off. I'll let my current level of interest be my guide. Though it could make for quite a short list
How fun you make it sound! I can't wait to see the updated list and how it has shuffled around. I can see you sitting there being ruthless with your drop offs, but remember, you still get a hundred!
QuotePics or it doesn't exist!That's one box that hasn't been unpacked just yet.
I'll take a rain check then.