Well that fell apart! I did say I was going to be more active on my blog; HA! Trouble is I’ve been far too busy watching films, going to film festivals and setting up a genre based review site with 3 friends from Frightfest to do any writing on here (I’m making excuses I know!). However do check out Real Reel Scares, it’s not bad at all, if I do say so myself.
As for The film Project 14, I’ve not given up on it. It still drives my film watching even though I did complete all my personal and cast challenges in June! Project 15 is underway, challenges have been drawn, planning in progress and a couple more have joined in. Though I’m not sure they really understand what they have let themselves in for.
The problem was I’ve got hung up on my 1000 films for the year challenge, which isn’t really a challenge of the project, it’s just become a personal challenge for me. Also doing a couple of 100 films a month challenges, Martial Arts and Horror, doesn’t allow much time for anything else. Especially writing about them. I’ve also decided to do 100 films made in the 80’s, which I’ve really enjoyed doing, but this is a yearly challenge and much easy to pull off then the monthly ones.
I’m currently on 81 made in the 80’s and 949 films for the year, both are in reach, especially the 80’s one. If I failed to see the 1000 I would only have to try and do it next year and I don’t want to do that. As well as this major goal, there were the 209 Cineworld films I had to try and beat this year! Which I did at the end of November, so I’m hoping to finish this challenge on 220. Another challenge I will not be attempting to beat next year!
As for next year’s Project I have some restrictions now, monthly challenges will be a maximum of 40 films. Cast and Personal challenges I am going to pick a few to do extended challenges for, Vampires and Werewolf’s I will be doing a 100 films for. While I plan to do the majority of films Clint Eastwood has acted in; there are quite a few I’ve not seen, or not seen in a very long time.
My highlight challenges in the monthly;
Cineworld Retrospective – where I can see any film I’ve watched at Cineworld, that’s over 1000 films to pick from!
Birthdays * 3 – one of my favourites from this year’s project.
Cannes – any film that has shown at Cannes
In the Link’s section I have;
Genre Link – 12 films all from the action genre with standard links.
Music Band – Start with a Band’s song in a film and then move to the next film by another song from that film.
From the Actors /Actresses section;
Jarted Leto, Clint Eastwood, Janet Leigh and Ziyi Zhang
I also have Steven Speilberg in my Director list, another one I think I will be doing his full catalogue. (And in order!)
As for Personal challenges – I have so many good ones!
Vampires, Film Noir, Werewolfs, Spanish films, Once a thief, Monster Movies and They came from Stephen king.
I might do a 100 Spanish films as well, as I have Pedro Alamovodar, I may do all his films as well. So I’m not going to rush to complete challenges, though I will try and tie them together as best I can; in February I have 60’s movies, a perfect time to do my Janet Leigh films and start my Clint Eastwood challenge.
So back to the planning and film watching.