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This is probably a dumb question but how do i do collapsible text tag
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Just remove the two spaces and you are good to go.

I canít wait to see the challenges for 2020! 🙂
It is ready on my end, I am just waiting for a couple more weeks before I post it.


How is everyone doing with the challenge?



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Didn't plan on trying to hit all these but this is what I have just from normal movie watching all year. I ended up watching a lot of older films for some reason. 40/52

 



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Hopefully i will get it finished,not to many left



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Here's an update on my list. I still have nine left, mostly continent or film movement themed ones, hopefully I can find an African/South American film in a month or so.

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Currently 5 on the main list and 10 on the nightmare list. I get the impression I had last year's challenge wrapped up by now.
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Way too much stupid talk on the forum. Iroquois, Iím thinking about you.



Here's an update on my list. I still have nine left, mostly continent or film movement themed ones, hopefully I can find an African/South American film in a month or so.

I don't know how you feel about French New Wave but



Black Orpheus(1959)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)

They were two films that were done by french film makers overseas in Brazil and Algeria both are very good



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Here's an update on my list. I still have nine left, mostly continent or film movement themed ones, hopefully I can find an African/South American film in a month or so.
If the issue is getting your hands in one, this channel has 3 feature films from Zimbabwe.



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Here's an update on my list. I still have nine left, mostly continent or film movement themed ones, hopefully I can find an African/South American film in a month or so.

I don't know how you feel about French New Wave but



Black Orpheus(1959)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)

They were two films that were done by french film makers overseas in Brazil and Algeria both are very good
Battle of Algiers has been on my radar for a while, I may go with that for African.



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Here's an update on my list. I still have nine left, mostly continent or film movement themed ones, hopefully I can find an African/South American film in a month or so.
If the issue is getting your hands in one, this channel has 3 feature films from Zimbabwe.
Cool, I will also have to check these out.



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In the final stretch now with only 7 films to go. To be fair, I will probably watch an extra Clint Eastwood film because I feel like adding Casper in there is sort of like cheating given that he only shows up for a few seconds as a gimmick.


Films Remaining:
Main Challenge - 1
Nightmare Mode - Completed

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12. a North American film [NEW] - Knives Out (2019)
14. a European film [NEW] - A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
15. an Asian film [NEW] - Harakiri (1962)
16. an African film [NEW] - The Battle of Algiers (1966)
20. an Italian Neorealism film [NEW] - 8 1/2 (1963)
21. a Dogme 95 film [NEW] - Julien Donkey Boy (1999)
50. a Buster Keaton/James Cagney/Gary Cooper/Jack - High Noon(1952)



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With a single day day to go I completed both challenges!

I had to pick up the summer slacking off during the past few months but I am happy to say I have completed this for 3 years running!

I am not sure about my complete stats during 2019 as I didn't keep track of the films I revisited but I watched 225 films for the first time, which averages to a little over 0.6 films per day.

I hope the ones that participated or simply followed the thread had fun and got to watch some films they otherwise wouldn't have.

See you all at the 2020 challenge!


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Well, sh*t. I had just one film left and I was about to start watching it. Figures.



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Now I'm finished.

I'll use this post to keep track.

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Congrats @Iroquois for completing the challenge!

Thank you for letting me know that Pink Flamingos is not New Queer Cinema. I guess I watched this atrocity for no reason. I will supplement my challenge by watching My Own Private Idaho before the year's over.



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Heh, well, it's important to do your research.