We've all got them—movies that we were excited to own, thrilled when they came in the mail, yet that we've never gotten around to watching. There they sit, the noble work of filmmakers, restorationists, musicians and love-over-money distributors... unwatched after all these years, silently (no pun intended) radiating guilt from our Ikea shelving.
Well, this year we're going to do something about it! This year, during the dog days of winter, we're going to sit down and watch at least one of them and post about it on NitrateVille. Well, at least I am, and I hope you will too. Because to give a little extra encouragement, if you...
1. Pick a classic era movie that's been in your collection for at least a year, unwatched. (DVD, VHS, 16mm, 9.5mm, whatever you have.)
2. Announce your choice in this thread.
3. Watch it on (or around) Friday, January 30th.
4. And post something, anything about it in this thread by midnight, Monday February 2nd...
...You'll be eligible for a drawing to win a copy of Kino on Video's wonderful new ultimate 2-disc DVD version of The General, with a stunning new HD transfer from 35mm and scores by Carl Davis and Lee Erwin, courtesy of our good friends at Kino. (Sorry, US and Canada posters only for the prize, but we'll be happy to hear from everybody all the same.)
So please join me in taking the "Watch That Movie!" Night pledge and announcing your choice over the coming days. Then be prepared for a great movie you might never have watched otherwise, and lots of interesting posts from NitrateVillains. If you've lurked but never posted before, what better way to make your first post than by joining in today!
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So what's my "Watch That Movie!" movie choice? It's...
I first read about this surprisingly feminist British film when it played Cinecon. Like I'll ever get to see that, I thought, but sure enough soon it was announced, I preordered it... and there it's been on my shelf ever since. Finally, I'll find out what they knew about women in 1929.
Now, what will yours be?
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We should respect the other fellow's religion, but only to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is attractive and his children intelligent. —H.L. Mencken