2014 Blind Spot Series

Time to get on that classic film bandwagon, Brittani.
For the past few years, Ryan McNeil over at The Matinee has been running a blogathon called The Blind Spot Series. Where he asks that you make a list of films that you haven't seen, but feel that you should. I'm going to stick with 12 like he suggests. One film a month. Mostly, I'm going to focus on the Classics, since I'm terrible at actually going back to the earlier stages of film. I'm calling this a "preliminary list" in case I have to change any of it due to not being able to get my hands on a DVD and what not.

*EDIT It's now time to replace my side bar with my 2015 list, so I've updated this list with the letter grades I gave each film.*
1) Citizen Kane (C+)
2) Persona (A)
3) 12 Angry Men (A+)
4) North by Northwest (B-)
5) Vertigo (B)
6) Some Like It Hot (A)
7) Wild Strawberries (B-)
8) The Deer Hunter (A-)
9) My Neighbor Totoro (B)
10) The 400 Blows (B)
11) Fanny and Alexander (B-)
12) Rebel Without A Cause (D+)


18 comments:

  1. You are in for a great year!
    Suggestion: Hold off on Fanny & Alexander until December

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  2. Vertigo! Wild Strawberries! Great list!:)

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  3. AHHHH, I've seen all 12! You are in for a very awesome year at the movies!!!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like I should have my imaginary movie blogger card taken away for not seeing all of these already.

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  4. Nice list. There's only 3 of these films I haven't seen in North by Northwest, Rebel Without a Cause, and My Neighbor Tortoro. I agree w/ Ryan on Fanny & Alexander. See that for next Dec.

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    1. Nice! I think I'm going to start with Citizen Kane since that's been in my Netflix Queue the longest.

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  5. Awesome! I'm doing the Blind Spot series too and I figure I should catch up to all the classics I've missed out on. The only one I haven't seen is North by Northwest, I really should put down Citizen Kane on my list too :)

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    1. Yay! I'm going to check out your list. I'm glad I'm not the only one that's missed out on so many classics. lol

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  6. That's a great list and I know this even though I've only seen 2 of these. Vertigo is interesting, I didn't love it as much when I first saw it but it has grown on me. Rebel Without a Cause is as cool as you'd expect it to be.

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    1. I'm a bit nervous about Rebel Without a Cause for some reason. I've never seen any of James Dean's work, only that Franco TV movie based on him.

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  7. Great list! 12 Angry Men was amazing, and definitely worth it to see!

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  8. Wonderful list! Love every film on here, except I also need to watch My Neighbor Totoro.

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    1. I'm hoping it will wash out the bad taste that Grave of the Fireflies left in my mouth. lol

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  9. Definitely some good ones on there. I did enjoy Citizen Kane though I wouldn't call it the greatest film ever made like some critics do (that title goes to 2001). North By Northwest and Twelve Angry Men are both great classics (though admittedly the latter might not be for everybody, depending on whether you can take a movie with a plot that can be summed up as "twelve guys hand out in a room and argue with each other for two hours before finally coming to an agreement")

    I will go out and say that Some Like it Hot is A LOT of fun. It is a hilarious piece with a lot of clever gags and great chemistry between the three leads. Also quite possibly one of the best closing lines ever put on film.

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    1. I'm not sure how I missed this comment, but Some Like it Hot WAS a lot of fun. It's still been my favorite so far. Persona being second.

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