111 over 1000
So I've seen 111 of the 1,000 Best Movies Ever Made listed by New York Times.com
I have mixed feelings about this. I mean really, if I've seen more than 111 films in my 19 years on Earth, I should have just chosen less chick flicks and box office hits and more quality titles.
But I'm thankful. Imagine, I already saw the best genre movies like Douglas Sirk's melodramas All that Heaven Allows (1956) and Written on the Wind (1956) and Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven (2002), classic screwballs It Happened One Night (1934), The Lady Eve (1941) and Philadelphia Story (1940), rarities like Vittorio de Sica's Ladri di Biciclette (1949), Godard's Breathless (1961) and Truffaut's La Nuit Americaine (1971).
I saw both listed Little Women films (1933 and 1994) and most Audrey Hepburns like The Nun's Story (1959). Thanks to bootleg versions and small franchise original DVD rental shops, and almost ten years of Pioneer DVD players.
But what I HATE about the list is its preference of questionable titles like Clueless (1995), Get Carter and Monsters Inc. being included without undoubtedly better ones such as Once Were Warriors (1993), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and even just one of the The Lord of the Rings super three!
I can't believe it. It seems that even if you come up with 1,000 movie titles and claim they're the best, you still miss out a lot.
I also saw 98 of IMDb's Top 250 Movies and 292 out of the 325 All-Time Worldwide Box-Office titles. Gosh, how many more have I seen? I'm frightened to know I spent over hundreds of hours, mouth opened and eyes widened in front of the television and theater screens. But you, you've got to use your time better. Go!