I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted in a year. I know I’m a procrastinator, but this might be a new record with me.
Update! The podcast ThirtyTwentyTen has made it past the one year mark and is now looks back in the week in pop culture in 1987, 1997 and 2007. That means each week’s Classic Corner is in 1967 (50 years ago) and 1942 (75 years ago). In the real world, these years were terrifying – WWII and race riots, respectively – but for movies they were both interesting transitional eras. It’s gonna get weird.
A sampling of what’s coming up: Raising Arizona, the original trippy Casino Royale, Jaws: The Revenge, Belle de Jour, Full Metal Jacket, Ellen coming out, Sgt. Pepper, Withnail and I, Batman and Robin, Hot Fuzz, The Pride of the Yankees, Titanic, The Princess Bride, Bonnie and Clyde and the internet’s favorite whipping boy, Bee Movie.
Each episode has a Classic Corner recommendation – either a great movie from that week, or a movie that reminds me of something I like more – which are all now in their own handy list at letterboxd, where, if you’re obsessive enough, you can keep up with everything I’ve been watching. I wouldn’t advise it. I’m 95% of the way through every best picture Oscar nominee, and all the ones left are early ’30s and obscure as heck. I’ve found some hidden gems in this loooong process – God bless TCM! – so hopefully there’s a few left to keep me going.
Of course, right as I hit the end of the road for best picture nominees, someone suggests I should blog or podcast them all. At one a week, that would take more than 10 years, and we know how I am about procrastinating.