1 Year Anniversary
Happy anniversary to me!
It is now one year since I started this blog and what a year it has been. This blog started almost as an impulse that took on a life of its own. I was just playing around with Blogspot, wondering if I could do it. I had never thought it would be this fun to write about movies and I have been very well received by the community. Thank you guys!
Over the past year I have covered 46 entries on the list, starting with 114. The Adventures of Robin Hood up to and including 159. The Man in Grey last Tuesday. This is less than my stated target and previous average of 50 films per year, but in the past year I have also had to cover the gap of the first 113 entries. This is going very well and I am only 11 entries from closing the gap. Also I have covered 4 movies far ahead of schedule mostly due to the blog club, so the total reviews amount to 152, which is really okay.
As I am slowly closing the gap I am also slowing down in my pace. There is more to life than watching movies, especially with small children around, and the requirement I have imposed on myself that I want to actually buy the films on DVD if possible means that there is an economic concern as well. Yet a movie per week or so fits me very well.
There have been many highlights over the year, both in the form of excellent films, but also in wonderful responses to my pitiful writings. “Casablanca” was all I remember it to be, but also “The Maltese Falcon”, “The Grapes og Wrath” and “Only Angels have Wings” hit the mark spot on just to mention a few. But the biggest surprise may have been “L’Femme du Boulanger”. Out of nowhere it struck home exactly in the heart with a warm and witty story perform with so much love and skill. See, this is why I do this.
Of course there have been less fantastic experiences as well. I managed to completely miss the point of “Citizen Kane” when I missed the Rosebud hint and must forever live in shame. Also films like “Babes in Arms” or lately “The Man in Grey” have been difficult to get through. But those are the risks I take and that is not really so bad.
So, starting on my second year I wonder where on the list I will find myself next year at this time. What I do know is that there are a lot of titles coming up that look very promising, especially a lot of film noir, but also a lot of blanks that really could be anything, good or bad and THAT is really exciting!.
See you folks in the next season.