As John notes in the "Why 100?" section of this blog's homepage, the podcast Craig's List (https://soundcloud.com/craig-cackowski) inspired me to start this project. Every episode, comedian/improver Craig Cackowski counts down his top 100 films with his wife, Carla. It's been one of my favorite podcasts to listen to recently. Not only are Craig and Carla both funny and insightful, but the podcast also gives me a chance to either rewatch movies I haven't seen in awhile, or check out classics for the first time. If you do listen to podcasts regularly, I recommend it.
What I was reminded of today, actually, is that one of Craig's list qualifications is that he needs to have seen the film at least three times. Obviously we do not have any rules like that (in fact, I think the only rule I had was that the movies had to be feature length), so no need to alter your lists.
Looking at my own list, there are several movies on there that I've only seen once. Maybe that's a crazy revelation, given that this is a 100 favorites list, but as I've aged, I've found myself rewatching movies less and less. But given my terrible memory, now might be a good time to revisit some of the films that I haven't seen since I was a teenager.
As I countdown my own Top 100 list, I will borrow some ideas from the podcast. Craig usually talks about the first time he saw the movies on his list. Again, my memory is piss poor, but I will try to recall those moments. I will also keep track of stats. For example, "this is the only time John Actor/Jane Actress/Joe Director/etc. appears on this list," and "this is one of two animated films on my list."
I also think it will be interesting to keep track of the movies that we all have in common, which decade/actor/actress/director is featured the most on all of our lists, and more. I'm happy to see that John and Brandon are excited about this, so much so that they reached out to everyone involved. This year-long project should be a lot of fun, and I hope we can all stick to it...unless we are all wiped out by Trump first.
Sorry...where was I? Ah, right...our top 100 films. Tomorrow we will all post movie 100 and on Sunday we'll reveal movie 99. 98 next Saturday, 97 next Sunday, and so on....for the next fifty weeks!
I told John that I liked the idea of us all sharing this site, so that we can easily discuss each other's lists in the comment's section of each post, without having to sift through multiple sites. Thanks again, John, for setting this up.
One last thing - I mentioned to some of you that we wouldn't post movie 99 until everyone has posted 100. Now that we've moved to this blog, there is no need for that. If you aren't able to post on Saturday and/or Sunday, you can use the impending week to catch up.
But anyway, let the Top 100 Films Project begin...