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My name is Will Rogers, I'm (roughly) 25 years old, and I'm confused by mostly everything. All I do is write and talk.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ongoing: Film School

I think this'll be my first post that I constantly return to with updates, assuming anyone gives a shit.

In the past few months, my girlfriend and I have decided that it's time to make an important change.

We need to watch all the movies that people criticize us for having not seen yet.

Have you ever been talking to somebody when they bring up...lets say The Godfather? You tell them that you haven't seen The Godfather so you can't really say much about it, and they fire off with, "Oh my god, you've never seen THE GODFATHER?! It's so good!" You sheepishly shrug and they urge you that you "HAVE TO SEE IT!"

That happens to me all the time, and I'm sick of it. 

And those people are right. 

So a few weeks ago, Allie and I sat down and watched The Reservoir Dogs. I had seen it before, but she hadn't. It was amazing. The other night we watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I loved it, I can honestly say that it's one of the better movies I've ever seen.

Maybe we're way overdue for these things, but we're making up for lost time. The movies don't even have to be classics. They just need to be movies that people love.

So here's a brief list of movies I haven't seen that I know I'm supposed to, just off the top of my head:

The Godfather Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Leon: The Professional
Amelie
Annie Hall
Casino
Boogie Nights
Magnolia
Eyes Wide Shut
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
12 Angry Men
Rear Window
Citizen Kane
Dr. Strangelove: yadda yadda yadda
Full Metal Jacket
Raging Bull

You get the idea. I'm sure there are a lot I'm missing, and this is my first attempt at creating an actual tangible list, so please write to me here, on Twitter (click here), or on Facebook (click here) with your suggestion of movies I need to see. Especially because I'm sure there are a lot of movies I can't think of that I need to see, so help me out!

Also feel free to write in with what movies people give you shit at because you haven't seen them!

Tonight Allie and I are taking care of another movie we've been urged to see: we're going to the State Theater to see Midnight in Paris.

Booya.

2 comments:

  1. Shawshank Redemption, Great Escape, Flubber

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  2. FLUBBER!

    Forget the good movies, lets watch all the horrible movies we haven't seen yet!

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