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Catching up with the Canon - A Year of Essential Cinema

by Ric Burke
Catching up with the Canon - A Year of Essential Cinema by Ric Burke
In 2012 I made a concerted effort to catch up with those films that have alluded me through me first 36 years. Behold the greatest film viewing year of my life. Each month I watched 20 titles, each month corresponded to a set of years that I thought gave the project a certain flow – as follows January – 1895 – 1927 February – 1928 – 1936 March – 1937 – 1946 April – 1947 – 1954 May – 1955 – 1962 June – 1963 – 1967 July – 1968 – 1972 August – 1973 – 1979 September – 1980 – 1987 October – 1988 – 1995 November – 1996 – 2002 December – 2003 – Present I’m nearing the end of my year now and although I’m a little behind schedule I believe I will… Read more

In 2012 I made a concerted effort to catch up with those films that have alluded me through me first 36 years.

Behold the greatest film viewing year of my life.

Each month I watched 20 titles, each month corresponded to a set of years that I thought gave the project a certain flow – as follows

January – 1895 – 1927
February – 1928 – 1936
March – 1937 – 1946
April – 1947 – 1954
May – 1955 – 1962
June – 1963 – 1967
July – 1968 – 1972
August – 1973 – 1979
September – 1980 – 1987
October – 1988 – 1995
November – 1996 – 2002
December – 2003 – Present

I’m nearing the end of my year now and although I’m a little behind schedule I believe I will reach my set goal by December 31st.

It’s been such an amazing year that I’m doing all again come January 1st 2013.

“Film lovers are sick people.”

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