39 Days 39 Films


Hello Filmiverse!

After months of waiting, I have managed to secure a place on the NYFA Screenwriting course in LA! (Goodbye savings, hello sun, etc, etc). In striving for this aim, I have one small problem – I am a film noob. I know loads about plays, short films, advertising, viral videos, but barely anything about real classic cinema. What I intend to do is watch one classic film per day, over the next 39 days until my course starts to try and turn myself from film flop into film top (I want to set the pun bar very low to start with…they can only get better right?). I have been given a list of films by a friend, which will make up the original bulk of my list. Then, I am hoping that you the people may be able to help me on my quest to acquiring some kind of film knowledge! If you have any suggestions which may help, then please do leave a comment below! I will write a new, short, easy to read film review after each film and then will write a longer review each 7 days to update you on how much progress I am making in my challenge!

  1. Chinatown
  2. Sunset Boulevard
  3. Blade Runner
  4. 2001 Space Oddessy
  5. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
  6. Citizen Kane
  7. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  8. 5 Easy Pieces
  9. North By Northwest
  10. Fitzcarraldo
  11. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  12. Apocalypse Now
  13. Raging Bull
  14. Goodfellas
  15. The Long Good Friday
  16. Blow Up
  17. The Yellow Rolls-Royce
  18. Alfie
  19. if…
  20. The Third Man
  21. Black Narcissus

Each film contains a link to the relevant Wikipedia article, so I will study the films (the names of the actors/director, styles of camerawork, etc) in order to gain a greater understanding overall.

5 thoughts on “39 Days 39 Films

  1. Pingback: Day 1 – Chinatown | dare to dream

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  3. Pingback: Day 3 – Blade Runner | dare to dream

  4. I am not a John Wayne fan but my favorite film is The Searchers. A must see for your list. But maybe you’re done? I will have to check your blog further.

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