Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Strange Plan

After watching this year's Academy Awards, I realized I hadn't seen the Academy Award winners for a few years. I noticed, specifically, when I looked at the Academy Award website, that over the past 20+ years, I had usually seen at least the Best Picture award winner, but then for the last 3 or 4, I'd missed them entirely. Which got me thinking that it would entertain me greatly to watch all of the Best Picture winners, since the Oscars began, in order. Because I'm that kind of a geek.

Enter Netflix. Last week I subscribed, and this week I'm ready to start my very slow movie marathon. I've already run into a snag, due to the fact that the first year's winner, Wings, does not yet appear to be available on DVD, at least not via Netflix. So either I'd need to search it out elsewhere, either on VHS or DVD, which is possible, but probably difficult, or else start with #2.

Wait a minute, what luck! I just searched IMDB, and I see that it's playing on Turner Classic Movies on July 28th at midnight!! Okay, so I can record it with my DVR and watch it too. It will probably be slightly out of order, but that's okay.

At any rate, I thought to myself, well, if I'm on this crazy quest to watch these all, then I may as well document it in a blog. Because that's what the post-modern woman would do, right? Maybe make a post for each film, and discuss what I thought of it? So that's the tentative plan. Stay tuned for more, I guess...

1 comment:

Susan Z said...

I love the concept! It sounds like fun.