At 2/15/14 06:45 AM, TheMaster wrote:
So did I accidentally kill film club?
Hahaha, no not yet. I'll definitely be watching the film sometime today and I'll get involved tomorrow.
I'd imagine this is about as obscure as we'll ever get here though, so if there's decent participation this week that's a good sign for the future.
At 2/15/14 08:19 AM, Dean wrote:
Can't remember if I've already made this post, but I became slightly less interested in participating when I realised that the idea was to recommend obscure/lesser known stuff.
I mean, that's not necessarily the idea (The 400 Blows and The Wall are hardly obscure movies). The point is to pick movies that most of us haven't already seen and that hopefully fall outside our usual comfort zones. So while yeah, that can tend to result in some more obscure picks (plus I'd imagine some people want to use their picks as an opportunity to promote and talk about movies they don't see getting enough attention elsewhere), there are also plenty of classic, widely well-regarded films that just haven't gotten onto our radar yet for whatever reason; maybe it's an older film, or it's in a foreign language, or it belongs to a genre we haven't explored much.
I think MotW could potentially give us an opportunity to nudge ourselves into exploring that kind of new territory where normally we wouldn't, that's all. Or even if it's nothing that dramatic, we'll at least end up seeing good shit we might not have otherwise.
but most of these films that have been recommended just haven't appealed to me for whatever reason. And I don't even mean I started watching and then gave up, I didn't even start watching.
Then how do you know whether or not they'd appeal to you?
Like I said, the whole point is to help nudge ourselves out of those sorts of preconceived notions. It's almost always worth it.