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Archive for May 28, 2017

The Complete Oscar Quest

Come on. You knew this was only a matter of time.

I started this whole thing by saying, “I should watch all the Best Picture winners.” That became every film nominated for Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. That got done in fifteen months. Of course this is the next step.

It’s a step I unofficially started taking as soon as I finished the original Quest. I wrote down all the nominees for other “main” categories (namely Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Production Design) and used those as a rough guideline. I steered myself toward trying to watch those (especially the winners) before other films, if I could.

Now, having my Directors List, it’s only a matter of time before I’ve basically seen everything nominated. Or have taken so much off that finishing it isn’t that big of a task. So what better time than now to put it up where everyone can see it and make it something I can strive to actually finish, as opposed to making it something that I could do or not do if I wanted? (more…)

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Pic of the Day: “It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. If I’d known, maybe I’d have kept tighter hold of them and not let unseen tides pull us apart.”