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Another Year, 2017

by Black Irish
This list will contain all the new viewings, including both shorts and features, I’ll have seen throughout the year with my ratings along with a record of books I’ve completed. Rewatches not included for convenience and certain books [ie collections] will still be if incomplete but noted with an “[Inc.]” afterward. For variety of the main image, the most recently watched film will be at the top of the list. Literature: Dec. 30 – Jan. 14: The Undiscovered Self, C. G. Jung Jan. 14 – 18: King Lear (Folio), William Shakespeare Nov. 21 – Jan. 19: Collected Stories, 1884 – 1891, Henry James [Inc.] Jan. 25 – 27: Julius Caesar, William… Read more

This list will contain all the new viewings, including both shorts and features, I’ll have seen throughout the year with my ratings along with a record of books I’ve completed.

Rewatches not included for convenience and certain books [ie collections] will still be if incomplete but noted with an “[Inc.]” afterward. For variety of the main image, the most recently watched film will be at the top of the list.

Literature:

Dec. 30 – Jan. 14: The Undiscovered Self, C. G. Jung
Jan. 14 – 18: King Lear (Folio), William Shakespeare
Nov. 21 – Jan. 19: Collected Stories, 1884 – 1891, Henry James [Inc.]
Jan. 25 – 27: Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
Jan. 28 – 29: Richard II, William Shakespeare [Revisit]
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1: Hamlet, William Shakespeare [Revisit]
Feb. 1 – 3: The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
Dec. 9 – Feb. 4: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, Christoph Wolff
Feb. 6 – 7: Othello, William Shakespeare
Feb. 7 – 9: Henry VI, Part I, William Shakespeare (& Others)
Feb. 10 – 13: All’s Well That End’s Well, William Shakespeare
Feb. 13 – 18: Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare [Revisit]
Jan. 19 – Mar. 5: On Ugliness, Umberto Eco
Mar. 6 – 16: Chaucer, Peter Ackroyd
Mar. 17 – 27: Sandro Botticelli, Barbara Deimling
Feb. 18 – Apr. 25: Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio
Apr. 6 – 28: Early Japan,
Apr. 22 – May 10: John Adams, David McCullough
May 4 – 12: John Quincy Adams, Robert V. Remini
May 12 – Jun. 5: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham
May 23 – Jun. 6: The World of Copley, Alfred Frankenstein
Jun. 7 – 13: A Discourse on Inequality, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jun. 7 – 22: Thomas Jefferson: Architect, Hugh Howard
May 12 – Jul. 11: Writings, Thomas Jefferson [Inc.]
Jun. 11 – Jul. 17: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama
Jun. 27 – Jul. 21: The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century, John Summerson
Jul. 12 – 26: A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Laurence Sterne
Jul. 26 – Aug. 16: Emma, Jane Austen
Aug. 16 – Sept. 3: Persuasion, Jane Austen
Jul. 20 – Sept. 15: Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution, Simon Schama
Sept. 3 – 16: Jane Austen, Carol Shields
Sept. 16 – Oct. 1: Beloved, Toni Morrison
Sept. 21 – Oct. 10: J. M. W. Turner: The World of Light and Color
Oct. 5 – 11: Franz Kline, Harry F. Gaugh
Oct. 15 – 21: Abstract Expressionism, Barbara Hess
Oct. 12 – 24: Sula, Toni Morrison
Nov. 5 – 11: Paul Klee, Enric Jardi
Nov. 14 – Dec. 5: Woodcutters, Thomas Bernhard
Dec. 6 – : Seven Gothic Tales, Isak Dinesen
Dec. 7 – : Edward Hopper:,
Nov. 5 – : Poems Retrieved, Frank O’Hara

Film:

Jan. 23: Babe (Chris Noonan, 1995) – 6.5/10
Jan. 27: Cromwell (Ken Hughes, 1970) – 6.5/10
Jan. 20 – 29: Wolf Hall (Peter Kosminsky, 2015) – 7.5/10

Feb. 7: Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002) – 7/10
Feb. 13: 10 on Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2004) – 7.5/10
Feb. 19 – 20: Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, 1996) – 7/10

Mar. 7 – 8: The Pilgrims (Ric Burns, 2015) – 7/10
Mar. 15: Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur, 1998) – 4.5/10
Mar. 17: The Rising of the Moon (John Ford, 1957) – 6.5/10
Mar. 19: Deux Jour, Une Nuit (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2014) – 8/10
Mar. 21: Lorsque le Bateau de Léon M. Descendit la Meuse Pour la Première Fois (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1979) – 6/10
Mar. 24, 25: Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973) – 7/10
Mar. 28: The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) – 8.5/10

Apr. 2: Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) – 8/10
Apr. 10: Europa ’51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952) – 7/10
Apr. 15: The Little Foxes (William Wyler, 1941) – 7.5/10
Apr. 24: To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, 2012) – 7.5/10
Apr. 26: Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding, 1939) – 7.5/10
Apr. 28 – 30: Thomas Jefferson (Ken Burns, 1997) – 7/10

May 1, 3: The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952) – 7/10
May 14 – 26: Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (Ken Burns, 1997) – 7/10
May 29: Seven Days in May (John Frankenheimer, 1964) – 8/10
May 29: Danton (Andrzej Wajda, 1983) – 8/10

Jun. 14: L’Enfant Sauvage (François Truffaut , 1970) – 7/10

Jul. 1: The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, 1973) – 7/10

Jul. 8 – Aug. 1: Smiley’s People (Simon Langton, 1982) – 7/10
Aug. 15: The Tramp (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 8/10
Aug. 15: The Bank (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 7/10
Aug. 14 – 15: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003) – 8/10
Aug. 16: The Champion (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 7/10
Aug. 16: A Jitney Elopement (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 7/10
Aug. 16: The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) – 7/10
Aug. 17: Behind the Screen (Charles Chaplin, 1916) – 8/10
Aug. 20: The Masquerader (Charles Chaplin, 1914) – 6.5/10
Aug. 23: No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015) – 7.5/10
Aug. 23: Caught in a Cabaret (Mabel Normand, 1914) – 6/10
Aug. 24: The Property Man (Charles Chaplin, 1914) – 6/10
Aug. 24: His New Profession (Charles Chaplin, 1914) – 6/10
Aug. 24: His New Job (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 6.5/10
Aug. 26: In the Park (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 7/10
Aug. 27: Amazing Grace (Michael Apted, 2006) – 6/10
Aug. 31: The Six Thatchers (Rachel Talalay, 2017) – 7/10

Sept. 1: The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006) – 7/10
Sept. 12: The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010) – 7/10
Sept. 13: The Garage (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919) – 7/10
Sept. 16: Back Stage (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919) – 7/10
Sept. 18: Work (Charles Chaplin, 1915) – 7/10
Sept. 18: Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh, 2014) – 8/10
Sept. 22, 23: Lacombe Lucien (Louis Malle, 1974) – 6.5/10
Sept. 24: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Ken Burns, 2004) – 7/10

Oct. 1: The Lying Detective (Nick Hurran, 2017) – 7/10
Oct. 2: The Final Problem (Benjamin Caron, 2017) – 6/10
Oct. 3: The Keeping Room (Daniel Barber, 2014) – 7.5/10
Oct. 9: The Great Flood (Bill Morrison, 2011) – 7.5/10
Oct. 15: L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – 8/10
Oct. 17 – 18: Lola Montès (Max Ophüls, 1955) – 7.5/10
Oct. 24: La Noire de… (Ousmane Sembène, 1966) – 7.5/10
Oct. 25: Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) – 7/10

Nov. 1: La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961) – 8/10
Nov. 6: Une Histore d’Eau (Godard/Truffaut, 1958) – 7/10
Nov. 9: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, 1976) – 7/10
Nov. 22: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962) – 7.5/10
Nov. 23: Il Grido (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957) – 7/10
Nov. 26: In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) – 7.5/10
Nov. 27: La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962) – 9/10
Nov. 29: Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Resnais/Marker/Cloquet, 1953) – 7.5/10
Nov. 29: Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983) – 7.5/10

Dec. 1 – 2: Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013) – 6/10
Dec. 2: An Owl is an Owl is an Owl (Chris Marker, 1990) – 4/10
Dec. 3: L’Ambassade (Chris Marker, 1973) – 7.5/10
Dec. 3: Indonesia Calling (Joris Ivens, 1946) – 7/10
Dec. 3: Chat écoutant la musique (Chris Marker, 1990) – 7/10
Dec. 3: 2084 (Chris Marker, 1984) – 7.5/10
Dec. 3: L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) – 8.5/10
Dec. 8: Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959) – 8/10
Dec. 12: Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962) – 7/10

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