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Blind Spot Series 2012

Posted December 19, 2011 by Max in Featured

Film bloggers are supposed to have seen all the greatest films ever right? Well truth be told, I haven’t seen a lot of movies the populace at large would consider classics. While watching ever classic ever is a daunting task, there are films I would love to get to. Earlier this year I took on a similar idea with the Flickchart films I hadn’t seen yet. I got through half of them, but I think some of that was I just wasn’t excited for some of them. Sometimes films are skipped do to lack of interest as well.

For the year 2012, I’m going to join a group of bloggers as we make our way through twelve films that might be considered classics. James McNally over at Toronto Screen Shots called it the Blind Spot Series 2012. Basically the idea is to watch these twelve films over the course of 2012 and blog about them be it reviews and editorials. It’s a community way to help with the excitement of trying new films. Some of these might be repeats from other lists and I just haven’t gotten to them yet. There’s only one rule: No Laughing.

  1. The Thing (1982)
  2. Total Recall (1990)
  3. Howard’s End (1992)*
  4. Full Metal Jacket*
  5. Annie Hall
  6. Green Mile
  7. Blazing Saddles
  8. Brief Encounters
  9. 12 Monkeys
  10. Exorcist
  11. The Last of the Mohicans*
  12. Sixteen Candles

The movies with asterisk are movies I own, but have never gotten too. Some of these are glaring emissions on my list, while others I could probably give or take. Still though all the films have their theatrical importance. Notice how Exorcist is number 10. That would be perfect for next October. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through them tin 2012. Keep a look out on the site for news and updates on the selected twelve throughout next year. Feel free to join in with your own twelve!

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Chief Editor of Impassionedcinema. A film enthusiast who studies and creates his own films. Criticizing movies is his favorite pass-time.