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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 01:01:32 PM »
 :o I'm excited to hear what it might be!
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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 01:07:19 PM »
I'd love suggestions, if anyone has some, to add to the years where I have less than ten movies. Keep in mind I'm only picking movies I haven't already seen (with some exceptions, like The Red Shoes, which it's been so long since I've seen that I really want to re-watch it). The only other rule I had was one film max per director per year (which I have only broken once, in 1939, but I mean...c'mon) and that I wanted to include every Best Picture winner that I have yet to see.

I dig this. I've embarked on something similar here, so a fair number of your selection from the 1920s are films I've either watched recently or considered watching. Recommandations, if you haven't already seen them:

1921
The Phantom Carriage (Top 100)

1926
3 Bad Men

1927
The Lodger
West Point (by no means essential, but maybe a nice change-of-pace from all the canonical titles)

1928
The Docks of New York
Easy Virtue (though I seem to be the only person who really like this Hitchcock silent)
The Wind (I don't like it quite as much as some, but it's still pretty essential)
The Fall of the House of Usher

1930
Earth

1931
Marius (Top 100)
À Nous la Liberté (I much preferred this Clair film to Under the Roofs of Paris, though both are good)
Kameradschaft

1936
César (the third film in the trilogy that starts with Marius
My Man Godfrey

1937
Captains Courageous
History Is Made at Night
The Awful Truth

1938
The Dawn Patrol

And, as someone as said, these polls can be quite helpful.

edit: Just a heads up: I'll be moving this thread to the Marathons board shortly.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »
Also, checking Letterboxd by year and then sorting the the movies by popularity or ratings is not an entirely pointless exercise.
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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 10:51:47 AM »
Almost done putting the list together and decided I want to do one double feature a decade. I've already got the 30s (Stagecoach/Young Mr. Lincoln), 90s (Waterworld/Cutthroat Island), and the 00s (Traffic/Erin Brockovich), but would love suggestions for the rest. Thematically or pairing two films from the same director. Just remember they have to be from the same year.
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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 02:38:01 PM »
List is done, first review is up.

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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 03:27:35 PM »
Lonesome (1928)

Should absolutely be on your list. In my Top 50 all-time. It's incredible.

https://www.criterion.com/films/28212-lonesome
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Re: I'm About to Start Something Pretty Intense
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 05:57:24 AM »
List is done, first review is up.

You'll probably get more feedback if you post them on our review thread too. That's where everyone goes to read reviews, and even the people with blogs post there. Alternatively, you can also post them here as a marathon thread, and the people who want to follow along will.
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