not in our stars, but in ourselves
For the first time in many years, I will have 2013 largely free to devote to whatever I want. No more school, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks; also, one hopes, no more working two jobs, seven days a week. (2010 was not a fun year.) I will, for once, have plenty of guilt-free leisure time.
Typically, when I have leisure time – guilt-free or -laden – I fill it with plenty of nothin’. However, since I want to be sure that this little blog has plenty of content, I will instead import from Tumblr the 250 Films Challenge. Over the course of the year, I will watch 250 films and post reviews, reflections, reactions, whatever seems to suit me and the film. Even if I post no more than 1000 words on each film, I will keep myself quite (happily, I hope) busy for the year.
There is, of course, some structure to the challenge. It’s not just a 250-film free-for-all. Here’s the breakdown of what the year ahead will look like:
I don’t think I’ll proceed in any particular order, although I’ll try to post my favorite film of all time on New Year’s Day (assuming I can decide on just one film – easier said than done) and then go from there.
Anyway, if you mysterious readers out there have any suggestions for films that you think I should include as part of the 250, let me know! I have a list all sorted out, but I am quite amenable to making changes to pretty much everything except the 50 favorites.
Here’s to a filmy new year.