A movie geek attempts the impossible...watching every single movie on the Top 1000 Films of All Time List, as compiled by "They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?"

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Latest Blog Posts for The 1000 Movie Journey

  • Pinocchio: If You're a Naughty Little Boy, I'll Sell You to the Salt Mines
    on Aug 28, 2012
    After watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I decided that it would be fun to go through all the Disney feature films in order.  There's actually a bunch that I either haven't seen in a long time, or haven't seen period.  Anyway, the fi...
  • The Toxic Avenger: More Than Just Another Pretty Face
    on Aug 24, 2012
    So I was kind of bored today, and I thought, "Hey, why not watch the seminal classic The Toxic Avenger for the first time ever?"  And then I checked and saw that it was on Netflix, which is all a movie really has to do for me to watch it.So ther...
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Wondering if I've Been Spelling "Dwarves" Wrong All My Life
    on Aug 22, 2012
    The next movie I'm watching is the animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  This is the movie that made people take Walt Disney (and really the entire idea of an animated feature) seriously.  Before this, you've got mostly animate...
  • Flaming Creatures: That Fine Line Between Porn and Art
    on Aug 6, 2012
    The next film on our list is Flaming Creatures, a 1963 short by Jack Smith.  Its claim to fame is that it was pulled from very limited distribution after being judged obscene by the New York Criminal Court.  Why is it on the list?  Mos...
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo: Imaginary Men are Better
    on Aug 3, 2012
    The next film on our list is The Purple Rose of Cairo.  It's one of the many Woody Allen films included in the Top 1000, and stars Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels.Mia Farrow is Cecilia, a waitress in Depression Era New Jersey who is obsessed with go...
  • The Ghost and Mrs Muir: Of Salty Sea Captains and Haunted Houses
    on May 15, 2012
    The next movie we'll be watching is The Ghost and Mrs Muir, a 1947 romantic ghost story starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.Not creepy at all.Mrs Muir is a widow who has had just about enough of living with her late husband's mother and old maid o...
  • Une Femme Est Une Femme: Is This a Tragedy or a Comedy?
    on May 8, 2012
    The next film on our list is Une Femme Est Une Femme, or A Woman is a Woman.  This is a French New Wave film from 1961, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, which means that it is clever, smug, and artsy.This film is the story of a stripper who suddenly...
  • Heaven Can Wait: This Is Your Life, The Hell Edition
    on Apr 28, 2012
    This next film is called Heaven Can Wait.  It's an Ernst Lubitsch film from 1943, starring Don Ameche as a deceased playboy.The basic premise of this film is an old man at the gates of hell, telling his life's story to the gatekeeper.  He w...
  • Imitation of Life (1934) vs Imitation of Life (1959)
    on Apr 23, 2012
    Imitation of Life was a book about two women bonding, the complicated mother-daughter relationship, and the even more complex issues of race.  It was adapted into two films, the first of which came out in 1934, starring Claudette Colbert and Lou...
  • The Woman in the Window: Siren Calls of Adventure
    on Apr 20, 2012
    The next film on the list is Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window from 1944.  It stars Edward G Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea, a team that would be brought back together for 1945's Scarlet Street, with similar success.Richard...
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