With three and a half hours into 2013, you could obviously say that I’ve failed the challenge. Having watched 255 films this year I managed to complete ~70% of my goal, which would probably be closer to 60% if I hadn’t included a few TV shows along the way. In my defense, every entry was at least 90 minutes long!
Still - have I failed? Yes.
Do I feel accomplished? ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY.
I also feel like doing this again in 2013, with some changes. Although I’ve really enjoyed watching that many films, the ultimate goal was way too unrealistic considering I’m a full-time student who actually is nerdy enough to care about her classes.
What I did not enjoy about it all was the overall pressure to get the numbers up, so that’s what I’m going to eliminate from the second attempt. I’ve decided to divide the number roughly in half, setting my goal to 180 films in 2013. Considering I’d have completed 141% of it had it been that low this year, the aim will be to watch AT LEAST 180 films.
Improvement numero dos will be to actually plan out some of the films I’ll be watching, according to directors and actors I want to familiarize myself with. I still have the rest of this week off, so I will try to come up with a list of them and post them as mini-challenges (consisting of directors/actors and the films they’ve made) I’ll be updating along the way.
Change #3: no rushing, no TV shows, no films-that-were-on-TV-that-I-sort-of-looked-at-while-painting-my-toenails. Actually paying attention is the key!
Aaaaand I guess that’s it. I’ll get onto making a new tumblr for the challenge tomorrow, so look out for that, I’ll make a post about it here.
Thanks for tuning in!
255/365 "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
254/365 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
253/365 "The Hobbit"
252/365 "Blade Runner"
251/365 "The Celluloid Closet"
Well, that was ridiculously bad.
249/365 “Anton Tut Ryadom” / “Anton’s Right Here”
A documentary depicting the daily challenges of an autistic teenager in Russia over a period of six years.
248/365 "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner"