Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas is tomorrow

So, I've decided to start a blog (for myself, mostly). The goal is to keep myself accountable as an artist and a person of ideas.

Today I was looking at IMDb's Top 250 movie list, and I can't believe how many of them I still haven't seen. I've been an avid IMDb user for at least 10 years, perusing the pages as a young high school student, imagining I was either making a movie or living in one. Now, at the age of 24, I find myself continuing the pattern.

(note: this may all just be boredom talking... I'm at home for Christmas with no friends and no booze, desperately looking for an outlet. However, I would like to keep myself on track in the coming year. I'm hoping this blog will give me a reason to take more photos, watch more films and simply write down what I'm thinking. You never know what great idea might arise while type-typing away, getting carpel tunnel and losing my vision in the wee hours of the morning.)

All this to say, I really need to start watching more of the movies on that list, especially the older ones. I'm realizing that I've never given Sergio Leone a real chance -- probably cause he makes westerns. Still, I really should. Time to find a copy of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and 'Once Upon a Time in the West'.