My wife Jaime and I were discussing what to write about the other day. I suggested writing about movies or my daily life, but I wanted a bit more structure. When I mentioned that I had always wanted to watch the current AFI Top 100 Films list in order from 100 to 1, she said, “Write about that?”
So here I am writing a new regular column for Scene-Sealers. (You can check out my personal blog here.)
I will watch all of the films on AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (the one from 2007) within one year.
I have recently reinvested in Netflix, and #100, “Ben Hur” is first.
The countdown begins.
I will try and post my blog entries within 24 hours of viewing each film. The postings may be critical, whimsical, or random. I intend on just writing about the film in whatever way feels natural, and hopefully begins the dialogue.
Now I understand that whenever you discuss a list of any kind there can be some heated debate. Know that I am not suggesting that the AFI Top 100 is the definitive list. It’s not the list to end all lists.
Still, the list is easily accessible, and all of the films on it are important, even if you disagree that they are “the greatest of all time.”
So join me for some, or all of this project. Watch films at your leisure or at the breakneck pace I intend. I think this will be a good time.