The 300 Week 48: What Will Turn out to be of the Baron, Anna, the Apocalypse, and the Unstoppable Don Lee?
Greetings, you devoted servants and delightful women, and welcome again to The 300, my adventurous try and see greater than 300 films in theaters in 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and pageant movies to expertise the vast world of cinema in all its type. With a lot moviegoing selection, there’s most likely one thing you’d be occupied with as nicely. If not, that’s all on you.
As all the time, there are three guidelines for The 300:
- The film have to be not less than 40 minutes lengthy, assembly the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ definition of a characteristic movie.
- I need to watch the film at a movie show, screening room, or outside screening venue.
- Whereas I can watch films I’ve seen earlier than 2018, I can’t depend repeated viewings of the identical movie in 2018 a number of occasions.
One other week of coasting as I’ve surpassed 300 films. Exercise will choose up with the subsequent installment as I have already got a enjoyable week of movie-watching deliberate forward of time. “Enjoyable” being a relative time period, I suppose. One of many issues I noticed since finishing The 300 is how a lot time I’ve spent watching films (greater than 22 days price of movies if watched again to again), schleping to films by subway (not less than an hour per outing), and writing about what I’ve watched (I estimate about 4 and a half days price of keyboard hours). By the very finish of 52 weeks of movie writing, I’ll embody a phrase depend for these weekly options.
The numbers go away me a bit of aghast; my thoughts has began changing on a regular basis I’ve spent watching and fascinated by movie into different worthwhile actions. I may have learn not less than 45 extra books this 12 months in that point, and accomplished my brief story assortment, and made plenty of progress with my novella/brief novel, and been a greater good friend, and been extra engaged with the world. I like films, however to immerse oneself in an obsessive exercise like this to the semi-exclusion of different passions is odd to me. I really feel aesthetically malnourished. Does it make sense to say I really feel a deep dietary deficiency given the entire different issues on the earth that my mind wants? I could have overeaten, however I’m additionally someway ravenous.
So yeah, I solely noticed three films final week.
And so, onward.