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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4700 on: January 23, 2018, 02:09:05 PM »
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4701 on: January 23, 2018, 02:26:32 PM »
I'm sure others will chime in here and send you to some threads ...

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4702 on: January 23, 2018, 09:03:52 PM »
Banned?  no. But it sounds like you must prefer Die Hard over BTTF.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4703 on: January 24, 2018, 02:55:08 AM »
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4704 on: February 03, 2018, 09:41:06 AM »
Hello.

My name is Keil (sounds like Kyle), and -- while I technically created my forum profile in 2011 -- I have only posted once before today.  I am a lifelong film buff from Texas who is rapidly approaching his 40th birthday.  I loved movies like most kids growing up, but pretty early on I took this appreciation one step further.  Examples:

- In 1989 (at age 10/almost 11) I was cutting newspaper clippings of the summer movie ads, pasting them into a stapled booklet of white printer pages, and then rating the films from 1-4 as I saw them.  I would add voice bubbles next to the ads with pencil and put the number rating in the bubble. 

- By middle school, I started getting issues of Entertainment Weekly (then in its infancy), and I began keeping a log in a spiral notebook of every movie they reviewed, their letter grade rating for it, and then next to that I would draw a backslash and include my own letter grade rating for it once I saw it.  This is only partially why I still have a good idea of which years movies from the early-mid 1990s came out, and also why I still have forgotten film titles like Shakma, May Fools, and Life is Cheap...but Toilet Paper is Expensive rattling around in my brain.

- In 9th grade I watched The Godfather Parts 1 and 2 over a two-night period on TV and my love for movies took on a whole new level.  Suddenly I wanted to read about movies, watch award-winning movies, track down foreign films, watch numerous movies by specific directors, and perhaps even pursue a job in filmmaking some day.

- When I moved from my cultural wasteland town to Austin for college in 1996, I didn't give my academics the time and attention they deserved -- but I certainly took advantage of Austin's film scene.  I was constantly going to the movies, including obscure flicks that would become lifelong faves (like the documentary 'Hands on a Hard Body').

- While I ultimately did NOT become a filmmaker (I'm a teacher), I continued writing film reviews for the local paper off and on for many years until moving to the DFW area of Texas about a decade ago.  I still watch movies when I can, though this has been made tougher following the very recent arrival of my first (and likely only) child.  I have a massive film collection (yes, I still buy physical media), and I still harbor aspirations to add a home theater onto my house some day.  I am also a huge music buff and compulsive list-maker.  In short, I'm probably like a thousand other people in this forum.  Thanks for taking the time to read through this, and I look forward to taking my status as "occasional Filmspotting listener" to the next level in 2018.

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Letterboxd Username: Keil
Favorite Currently Working Filmmakers: probably Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers
Most Anticipated Film of 2018 (Hopefully not 2019): The Modern Ocean (by Shane Carruth)
Favorite Foreign Film of All Time: The 400 Blows
Favorite Film Decade: the 1970s
Favorite TV Series of All Time: The Wire and The Sopranos (though not enough love and respect is given to the entirety of The Shield, which -- in my opinion -- contains the greatest series finale ever made).
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4705 on: February 03, 2018, 09:47:37 AM »
Welcome Keil! It does sound like you'll fit right in here.

I still prefer physical media too, I just bought four new Blu-Rays (Underground, The Best Intentions, Raw Deal & Funeral Parade of Roses). Although I must admit I rarely touch my collection these days. It's usually watch it once, then stick it on the shelf to gather dust with the others. Maybe twice a year I'll pull one out to show it to someone. Ah well, I like the feeling of just having them.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4706 on: February 03, 2018, 01:50:49 PM »
Welcome, Keil! And, congratulations on your new baby. :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4707 on: February 03, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »
Welcome Keil

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #4708 on: February 03, 2018, 06:22:34 PM »
Welcome Keil...

"Favorite TV Series of All Time: The Wire"

I just started season 1 and am now about 3/4 through it and am loving it. I probably going to limit my film watching for a while until I get through all 5 seasons, maybe just 1 film a week
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