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I have made quite a dent in these, and have been keeping track on paper before I actually submit my final list.
This is fun! 6 months to finish this



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A. Get lost in the movement:
2. Cinema of Transgression
Submit to Me (1985)

7. Yugoslav Black Wave
Kolt 15 GAP(1971)

So I ended up watching these two films...and basically they were both pornography. I'd like you do a better job next year with your movements. You should focus on things that are readily available because I would have hated to have had to pay for a Black Wave or Transgression movement.



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A. Get lost in the movement:
2. Cinema of Transgression
Submit to Me (1985)

7. Yugoslav Black Wave
Kolt 15 GAP(1971)

So I ended up watching these two films...and basically they were both pornography. I'd like you do a better job next year with your movements. You should focus on things that are readily available because I would have hated to have had to pay for a Black Wave or Transgression movement.
There are plenty of films from the Black Wave that aren’t pornography. Just saying....



There are plenty of films from the Black Wave that aren’t pornography. Just saying....

https://mubi.com/lists/yugoslav-black-wave--2


http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15...av-black-wave/


I disagree I think their were 4 or 5 films that could have been rented, no really long list of options and the one I picked couldn't get subtitled and it was porn.


If you are going to pick a movement I expect a list of at-least 30 titles and I expect that to be provided in the thread.



https://mubi.com/lists/yugoslav-black-wave--2


http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15...av-black-wave/


I disagree I think their were 4 or 5 films that could have been rented, no really long list of options and the one I picked couldn't get subtitled and it was porn.


If you are going to pick a movement I expect a list of at-least 30 titles and I expect that to be provided in the thread.
Ah, I see It’s no necessarily that they’re aren’t many options that don’t involve porn elements, but rather availability of said films, correct?
I understand what you meant now.
Still, I don’t mind since both are movements that I ah ent samples anything from as of yet. I’m sure he won’t include them for next year though.



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I would've thought that was part of the challenge myself.

In any case, my pick for Transgression was Where Evil Dwells, which is a horror film with no explicit displays of sexuality so maybe Siddon should've watched that instead. My pick for Black Wave was W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism, which does contain a couple of instances of unsimulated sexual activity but they're short and placed within the context of this bizarre comedy/documentary so they come across as dryly clinical more than anything else. I don't think that depicting unsimulated sex in a film automatically makes that film pornography, though - like with any conventional sex scene, its purpose is ultimately determined by the context of the film around it. The Wolf of Wall Street has lots of sex and nudity in it, but it's shown within the greater context of a film about decadent white-collar criminals rather than being the whole reason the film exists.
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The whole point of this is experimentation and sampling things we would have ordinarily not watched. I went into some of the movements knowing next to nothing about them myself. There are bound to be duds every now and again, no need to make a big deal about it.


Also, readily available heavily depends on your means of acquiring films and sometimes even your region or languages you speak. I think that is too many variables given that this challenge is open to everybody.



Impressive @Iroquois. Congrats!



I’ve made considerable progress on this. When I get a chance, I’ll update. This has actually been really fun so far, especially the nightmare mode.



For July....
2. Cinema of Transgression
Submit to Me (1985)
7. Yugoslav Black Wave
Kolt 15 GAP(1971)
1. Classic Disney
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
2. François Truffaut/Franco Zeffirelli/Yasujirō Ozu/Ousmane Sembčne
Two in the Wave(2010)
1. Roger Ebert's Great Films
Shadow of a Doubt (1948)
2. National Society of Film Critics' Essential Films
LA. Confidential (1997)
7. MoFo Hall of Fame (any category)
Inglorious Basterds(2009)



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Not sure what everyone else's definition of "classic" Disney is but since The Little Mermaid is usually cited as the beginning of their "renaissance" period, I think pretty much anything from that point onward doesn't qualify as classic (which would include Beauty and the Beast - sorry, Siddon).

I was thinking of possible categories for the next time around, maybe for nightmare mode challenges. Let's say ten films each for...

- films directed by women
- films from They Shoot Pictures Don't They's Top 1000
- films from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
- films from The Criterion Collection
- films from Edgar Wright's 1000 Favourite Movies



Not sure what everyone else's definition of "classic" Disney is but since The Little Mermaid is usually cited as the beginning of their "renaissance" period, I think pretty much anything from that point onward doesn't qualify as classic (which would include Beauty and the Beast - sorry, Siddon).
I was wondering about this as well as I was going over classic Disney films. I’ve settled on 101 Dalmatians since it was released in 1960. I figured any after 1970 probably wouldn’t fit.
But the question is, the definition of “classic”? As in classic films from Disney, or films that are done by Disney which is considered a classic production company. If that makes sense?



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Guess I'll have to start the Nightmare Mode now!
That’s impressive Ahwell!
Are these all first time watches?
Also, I don’t think Gospel according to St Mathew is considered Italian Neorealism, as Pasolini was never considered a part of that movement to my knowledge.
If you decide to replace it, look into the early 1940-1950’s films of Visconti, De Sica, and Rossellini



That’s impressive Ahwell!
Are these all first time watches?
Also, I don’t think Gospel according to St Mathew is considered Italian Neorealism, as Pasolini was never considered a part of that movement to my knowledge.
If you decide to replace it, look into the early 1940-1950’s films of Visconti, De Sica, and Rossellini
Yes these are!!

Hmm... I found it on several neorealism lists, and reading about it on wikipedia it mentions that several neorealist techniques were used for the film, so I'll leave it for now. But I might check out those films if I have the time and replace it then!



Yes these are!!

Hmm... I found it on several neorealism lists, and reading about it on wikipedia it mentions that several neorealist techniques were used for the film, so I'll leave it for now. But I might check out those films if I have the time and replace it then!
fair enough



- films from They Shoot Pictures Don't They's Top 1000
- films from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
- films from Edgar Wright's 1000 Favourite Movies
TSPDT's top 1000 includes those other 2 sources in its data. Probably better to just keep the other 2 to cancel out unnecessary redundancy tbh



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I was wondering about this as well as I was going over classic Disney films. I’ve settled on 101 Dalmatians since it was released in 1960. I figured any after 1970 probably wouldn’t fit.
But the question is, the definition of “classic”? As in classic films from Disney, or films that are done by Disney which is considered a classic production company. If that makes sense?
I took "classic" to mean a certain period in their history much like "renaissance" describes the period from The Little Mermaid until...I'm not actually sure. In any case, 1970 sounds like a good cut-off since it seems like Disney kind of fell out of fashion during the '70s and '80s.

TSPDT's top 1000 includes those other 2 sources in its data. Probably better to just keep the other 2 to cancel out unnecessary redundancy tbh
It's not like they're completely identical lists, though - I think there's enough variety between the three that most (if not all) of the people who would take the challenge in the first place could pick ten different films from each of those lists.



I wouldn’t want any of those to replace
10 from same actor
10 from same genre
10 from same director
10 from same decade
10 from same country
10 documentaries
10 from current year
I really like this years set up to be honest, But I guess we could alternate one of those with Ebert's greatest. Up to Jabs.



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I just think about what the point of the challenge is - like how it's meant to be challenging. If the idea is to try expanding one's cinematic horizons, then the question is how each of the individual challenges does that - how challenging is it to watch a box office hit (especially if I've seen most of them already and have to settle for a blatant mediocrity like Angel Has Fallen)? Likewise, the ones where you get to influence the criteria seem like they could allow people to get more comfortable with their picks or result in too many mediocrities (especially the actor category - any sufficiently prolific actor has almost certainly done a whole bunch of duds as I found out both times I did it). It's why I recommended the removal of the "IMDb Bottom 100" category in an earlier version - watching a genuinely terrible film is technically a challenge and one that helps gain perspective on what the worst ones really look like, but on the other hand it's not like you should force yourself to watch a film you know will be terrible either. I suppose the canon lists are interchangeable and have enough overlap in the first place, but I figure that "10 films directed by women" would be an interesting change-up. Likewise, another category I had considered was picking a specific year in addition to (or possibly instead of) a specific decade.



I get your point, but I find the above challenges to be plenty challenging as is. I agree with the 10 films Directed by women Would be challenging as well. As well as interesting and intriguing.
As for watching mediocre films by actors , quite often I’m not sure if a film is mediocre Until after I’ve watched, and even then I never considered it a waste of time. I mean, I watched all of the Friday the 13th films over a span of one week many years ago. They were terrible. I wouldn’t call it a waste of time.
I like decades over years because it offers more variance, but I can see how a “10 best of the year” could be interesting.
So I agree with some of your points, So maybe Jabs can incorporate some of your optional challenges.