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Spring Break Resolution 2010: Watch 50 Films I Haven't Seen Before

by Max
Spring Break Resolution 2010: Watch 50 Films I Haven't Seen Before by Max
As a challenge to myself, I’ve made a Spring Break Resolution to watch 50 films that I’ve not seen before. Restrictions are that they must be on here (theauteurs) and that I can not have seen the movies before. This will put me at somewhat of a disadvantage as I’m sure I will watch a film or two (maybe more) that I’ve seen before. These films will be ones that I will have watched from the time my last class gets out on the Friday before Spring Break until my first class resumes the Monday following Spring Break. For the sake of being a complete list, I will include the names of films I watch that either aren’t on TheAuteurs or that I’ve… Read more

As a challenge to myself, I’ve made a Spring Break Resolution to watch 50 films that I’ve not seen before. Restrictions are that they must be on here (theauteurs) and that I can not have seen the movies before. This will put me at somewhat of a disadvantage as I’m sure I will watch a film or two (maybe more) that I’ve seen before. These films will be ones that I will have watched from the time my last class gets out on the Friday before Spring Break until my first class resumes the Monday following Spring Break. For the sake of being a complete list, I will include the names of films I watch that either aren’t on TheAuteurs or that I’ve seen before. But I will specify.

FRIDAY (Day 1)
Mea Culpa by Bruce Conner
The White Rose by Bruce Conner
Visual Training by Frans Zwartjes
Filmstudie by Hans Richter
Ghosts Before Breakfast by Hans Richter
The Gardener of Eden by James Broughton
High Kukus by James Broughton
Mercy by Abigail Child
Scotch Tape by Jack Smith
Shift by Ernie Gehr
Science Friction by Stan Vanderbeek
Meat Joy by Carolee Schneeman
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story by Stefan Scaini (not on Auteurs; watched the second part with my ex- girlfriend)
Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro (previously viewed; watched with ex-girlfriend and her roommate)

SATURDAY (Day 2)
The Riddle of Lumen by Stan Brakhage
Ballet mécanique by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
Rose Hobart by Joseph Cornell
Death Valley ’69 by Richard Kern
The Manhattan Love Suicides by Richard Kern
Anamnesis by Frans Zwartjes

SUNDAY (Day 3)
2 Days in Paris by Julie Delpy
Bedsitters by Frans Zwartjes
Living by Frans Zwartjes
Away We Go by Sam Mendes
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel (previously viewed; watched with mi madre)
Where the Wild Things Are by Spike Jonze

MONDAY (Day 4)
Spare Bedroom by Frans Zwartjes
Ottana by Pietro Mele
Tuna Tune by Anne Delporte
Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire by Lee Daniels
Dreamland by David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge
Rain by Joris Ivens
Manhatta by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler
Window Water Baby Moving by Stan Brakhage
They Fly by Ferenc Rófusz
Desistfilm by Stan Brakhage
Mothlight by Stan Brakhage
Lobbyists by Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson
Moon by Duncan Jones
Teeth Smile by Roman Polanski
Break Up the Dance by Roman Polanski
Two Men and a Wardrobe by Roman Polanski
Lampa by Roman Polanski
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat by The Lumiere Brothers
Demolition of a Wall by The Lumiere Brothers
Leila Attacks by Chris Marker
Flora by Jan Svankmajer
Meat love by Jan Svankmajer
My Last Minute by Leos Carax
Une Catastrophe by Jean-Luc Godard
Sound Test for Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock (not really a "film"so I won’t count it, but it’s on here)
Adebar by Peter Kubelka
Ah, L’Amour by Don Hertzfeldt
Je Vous Salue Sarajevo by Jean-Luc Godard
Jesus Camp by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

TUESDAY (Day 5)
The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow
Monkey Drummer by Chris Cunningham
Western Spaghetti by PES
La Chambre Rose by Clara Chichin
Beatles Electronique by Nam June Paik
Blind Spot by Johanna Bessiere, Cécile Dubois Herry, Nicolas Chauvelot, Simon Rouby, Olivier Clerty, and Yvon Jardel
Blazes by Robert Breer
The Hilarious Posters by Georges Méliès
Kustom Kar Kommados by Kenneth Anger
Repulsion by Roman Polanski
Tails by Paul Sharits
Short Circuit by Antanas Janauskas

WEDNESDAY (Day 6)
Another Kind of Love by Jan Svankmajer
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia by Jan Svankmajer
Darkness/Light/Darkness by Jan Svankmajer
Spiel mit Steinen by Jan Svankmajer
Punch and Judy by Jan Svankmajer

THURSDAY (Day 7)
Prénom Carmen by Jean-Luc Godard
Ashik Kerib by Sergei Paradjanov
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Tim Burton
Dimensions of Dialogue by Jan Svankmajer

FRIDAY (Day 8)
Life by Artavazd Peleshian
Beginning by Artavazd Peleshian
The Fox and the Hare by Yuriy Norshteyn
Cow by Aleksandr Petrov
Vinni-Puk by Fyodor Khitruk
Bergman Island by Marie Nyreröd
…Then, after watching Bergman Island, I felt compelled to watch some Bergman favorites… (all four previously viewed and loved)
Brink of Life by Ingmar Bergman
Sasom i en spegel by Ingmar Bergman
Nattvardsgasterna by Ingmar Bergman
Tystnaden by Ingmar Bergman

SATURDAY (Day 9)
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald by Agnès Varda
78 Tours by Georges Schwizgebel
Le Diable Noir by Georges Méliès
Word Movie by Paul Sharits
Ice Cream for Crow by Captain Beefheart
I Graduated, But … by Yasujiro Ozu

SUNDAY (Day 10)
Whale Rider by Niki Caro (previously viewed; watched with mother)
Rejected Cartoons by Don Hertzfeldt

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