About The Project

A few years back, I made the decision to become one of those people that knows things about movies. This venture has led me to an appreciation for what I believe is the most important craft of our time.

A bit about me: I’m a 20 year old guy trying to snag a Computer Science degree from some mediocre United States university. When I’m not watching movies, I do some acting, writing, improv comedy, programming, and I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

I will draw my viewing from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. There seems to be considerable merit to the list as it was compiled by various film scholars, and my inspiration for this project stems from the tales of numerous others who have accomplished the same feat. There will be no set schedule or viewing order. If I have already seen something from the list, I’ll watch it again before I write the review. They do update the list every year with new releases, tossing out a few existing entries, and my ultimate goal is to have an up-to-date completion of the book, so we’re probably looking at more than 1001 films once it’s all said and done. I plan to hold myself to at least one film a week with plans to move along a bit quicker as time permits. The plan for each review is a rundown of my thoughts on the film with some analysis.

For those interested, a checkable version of the list can be found here.

My goals through this process are to understand what makes great film, to evaluate the important works in the history of cinema, and just to watch some cool movies. I appreciate any support I may gain along the way.

-Travis

Email me for whatever reason: tryan1996@gmail.com

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18 Responses to About The Project

  1. Ghezal says:

    Hey there! I nominated you for a Liebster Award so if you could go ahead and check out all the details of it here that would be greaaaat 🙂 https://ghezalplusmovies.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/the-liebster-award-qa-with-ghezalplusmovies/

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  2. suuscinechat says:

    Hi Travis! I decided to nominate you for the Liebster Awards because I think your blog is pretty epic. So if you want to participate in answering some fun film related questions and spreading some love then you can go to my post:
    https://suuscinechat.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/%E2%99%9B-liebster-awards-%E2%99%9B/

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  3. Josh Hammond says:

    So I guess I’m late to the party, but I nominated you for a Liebster Award too (no pressure though).
    https://mondaymorningmoviequarterback.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/i-was-nominated-for-a-liebster-award/

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    • Travis says:

      I was away while this Liebster thing started so I wasn’t sure if it was too late to do these things. I’ll definitely get around to it soon! I appreciate the nomination.

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  4. Good luck on watching them all.
    How far through are you?

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  5. vinnieh says:

    This is a cool project to do.

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  6. filmsCine says:

    Seriously cool idea. Good luck! Looking forward to reading more.

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  7. Chris Evans says:

    2001: A Space Odyssey is my all-time favourite and love that (iconic) image of Dave Bowman in your blog header!

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  8. Nice blog, I’ve just started something similar. Good luck with your list, I hope I’ll complete it some day too

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  9. JJ McDermott says:

    Hi Travis, good luck with this huge undertaking. I bought an older version of the book in 2005 so maybe a few more classics in it. I think on last count, I’m at 700 films or thereabouts – 12 years later (its good to jump outside the list now and again too). You are making much faster progress than me though. I would recommend Ran, Aguirre: The Wrath of God and Princess Mononoke above all else. My blog has a few essays on film now and again if you want to have a look https://momentarycinema.wordpress.com/

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    • Travis says:

      Wow that’s really impressive. And yeah, I definitely have to watch something of my own selection every week or so just so this keeps from feeling like a chore. I’ll definitely check out your blog; thanks for the support!

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  10. Hi Travis, I have just become aware of your blog. Years ago there used to be a blog club for 1001 bloggers and though the club is now defunct we are still in contact with each other and comment on each others reviews. I hope you do not mind if I make a link to your blog and take a peek through your archive.

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    • Travis says:

      That’s great to hear! I know I’ve seen a few other blogs here and there, but they’re hard to find. I’d love to hear what everyone thinks about some of these movies.

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