Ok so I’ve completed my first Blind Spot series! Well ok I might’ve missed a couple for one reason or another – Time Bandits and How The West Was Won – but I’d still watch them at some point. The Blind Spot series was originally spearheaded by Ryan at The Matinee, and I was also inspired by Dan’s list at Public Transportation Snob.
It’s been great catching up on classic films that’ve somehow eluded me all these years. Most of them have ranged from good to excellent. Now, I try to cover a variety of genres here, and include at least one that I don’t normally go for. In this case, I include a silent film, Wings, which happens to be the first silent film to win Best Picture Oscar back in 1927. I ended up including two Hitchcock films. I had picked Rear Window initially, but upon reading Cindy’s review of Marnie, I just had to include that, too. And thanks to Michael for helping me decide which film noir to include, The Big Sleep.
Anyhoo, here’s my 12 picks in alphabetical order:
- 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
- A Place in the Sun (1951)
- A Star Is Born (1954)
- The Big Sleep (1946)
- Breathless (1960)
- Giant (1956)
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)
- Marnie (1964)
- The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
- Rear Window (1954)
- Sunset Blvd. (1950)
- Wings (1927)
Boy, it’s a lot tougher than I thought to put this together, but I’m excited to finally getting around to watching them! Like I did this year, I will just pick at random which film I want to see in a given month.
Well, have you seen any of these? Which one(s) are your favorite?