I was inspired by Laura at Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings‘ idea of choosing ten films to see for the first time over the course of the year. Raquel at Out of The Past is trying it out too, and I think it’s a good way to set a goal and actually get around to watching those movies that you know you want to, but keep getting pushed back for one reason or another. So to kick off my 2014 in blogging, here’s my list:
I’m slowly getting around to the silent film canon, and have arrived at Harold Lloyd finally.
This is one of those “You haven’t seen that yet?!?” movies for me. Having only seen La Dolce Vita, I think I need some more Fellini in my life.
Anatomy of a Murder
It has been forever since I’ve seen a new-to-me Jimmy Stewart film, and I think this is the last “big” one on his filmography that I haven’t seen yet.
I’m rediculously lacking in the New Hollywood department, so I’ve been trying to amend that. This one helps mark the beginning of that era.
The Magnificent Ambersons
I feel like as much as I talk and read about Orson Welles, I haven’t really seen many of his films. I’ve seen about the first ten minutes of this one.
The Third Man
A movie everyone tells me is brilliant and that I keep forgetting to watch.
After The Kid and City Lights, I’ve become really interested in Chaplin. This was suggested as a good next film.
Un femme est un femme
My yearly quest to love Godard as much as Truffaut (it’s never going to happen…) brings me to this New Wave homage to the musical.
I’m also terrible with Asian film (even though I’m Asian, go figure). I need to watch more Ozu, but am naturally pulled more towards Kurosawa, and this one has plenty of influences on other films like Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars. Speaking of which, I should finally watch Once Upon a Time in the West too…
This is the one that I feel embarrassed about when in the company of other classic film fans, so I’m watching it this year.
Here’s to a great, movie-filled 2014!