Have One on Me: The 1000th Film

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So I’m down to the 1000th and final movie to complete this project.  For those of you who’ve been following this blog over the years, I’d like to invite you to a special free screening of the film that I’ve arranged at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave @ 2nd St, Thursday, April 8 at 8pm. For now, I’m leaving the identity of the film a secret, except that it’s unavailable on DVD in the US, and that one of my favorite film critics calls it “the sort of work that can renew one’s faith in movies.”

Again, the screening is free. BYOB (and bring a few more if you’re feeling generous).  If you want me to save you a seat, just leave a comment here or email me at alsolikelife (at) gmail (dot) com.

Hope to see you there.

Kevin

Author: alsolikelife

This is my pet project

  • http://www.dankois.com/ Kois

    Congratulations on the conclusion of a grand project. Wish I could make the screening. Have fun!

  • Jim Gerow

    Save me a seat (or two). This is one of my all-time favorite movies so I would never pass up a chance to see it on screen. JR is absolutely right.

  • alsolikelife

    You've got it. (and kudos for your googling skills)

  • http://www.theyshootpictures.com/ Bill Georgaris

    Kevin, a thousand congratulations on finally getting there. Good to see you've left one of the really good ones till last. Nicely plotted, young man. I wish I could be there. On a different note, but kind of related… I'm currently working – behind the scenes – on a new TSPDT section that will highlight 250 very-under-appreciated films. It contains films that have only popped up on 1 critic's ballot and 1 critic's only. For those that are sick of consensus, this will be the list for you! Kevin, you're probably quite sick of 'list-chasing', but I hope you will tackle it nevertheless. Titles will include “Kung-fu Master!” by Varda, “Valentin de las Sierras” by Bruce Baillie, “Emitai” by Ousmane Sembene, “Purab Aur Pacchim” by Manoj Kumar and many other flicks that deserve (or maybe don't deserve) their day in the sun.

  • http://www.philonfilm.blogspot.com/ Phil

    Congratulations on hitting 1,000 and completing this massive project – and what a wonderful film to end on! If I wasn't in the wrong country I'd be at that screening like a shot. Have a great night, you've earned it.

  • TAMMYSINLOVE

    OMG! Terence Davies' masterpiece, indeed. Without hesitation, this is my favorite movie of all time. I'm envious of any first-timers for this cinematic gem. Congrats on your 1000th! Best!

  • http://ishootthepictures.blogspot.com/ Michael Troutman

    Congrats Kevin. I wish I could come, but being a student at UC Berkeley makes that tough. Your an inspiration to the rest of us working on the list and anyone who loves film.

  • JP

    You're an inspiration. Save a seat for JP and Sara if you still have some. We'll see you at 8.

    Yrs.

    JP

    Narrative Arts

  • Lawrence

    I beat you to the 1000th already. Sorry.

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    I've been looking through your posts a bit. Really awesome accomplishment. I have browsed the book a few times in bookstores but never thought someone could actually accomplish seeing them all!

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  • Anonymous

    A bit late here, but I discovered your blog (and then fell out of step with it, as I have with so many) years ago, before I began blogging myself (I won’t include a link as your site is already flooded with overactive spammers, but if you’d like to visit it you can google my nom de guerre – it’s the 7th link down at least on my google search). The idea of video essays always stayed with me, although only occasionally did I pursue the idea myself (always in impressionistic, non-narrated form). Now I’m finally going to begin posting regular (narrated, i.e. explicitly rather than indirectly critical/analytical) video essays of my own, so I figured I’m head back over here and check out your archive for inspiration.

    Do you have a video for #1000, though? From the picture and a later comment I assume it’s The Long Day Closes (which I got to see this spring in L.A. with Terence Davies making a memorable appearance afterwards – rapturously quoting the lyrics from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and moaning in nostalgic ecstasy). Did you only screen it and not do an actual video on it? I don’t see one on the sidebar.

    Not sure if you’ll even see/read this, but figured it was worth poking around for answers…

  • Anonymous

    Hi – and thanks for not being spam! I’m a bit ashamed of the state of disrepair the comments have fallen into. Please let me know of your video essays as you produce them. These days I produce video essays for Fandor Keyframe, Sight & Sound and Indiewire Press Play (which is always looking for new video essay contributors – keep that in mind)!

  • Anonymous

    As requested, here are my first few stabs at narrated video essays:

    http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2012/12/comedy-countdown-modern-times-video.html

    in which three narrators (including this shamefaced Yank, voicing the illustrious Graham Greene – I tried to enlist a Brit, I swear!) convey the thoughts of Greene, Roland Barthes, and Otis Ferguson alongside images from the film they are discussed.

    and then my first foray, from a few weeks before, on one of my favorite way way underrated movies, which I’ve covered at this point more than any other on my own site:

    http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2012/12/i-am-my-brothers-reaper-video-essay-on.html

    To my surprise, given how comfortable I feel with non-narrated video essays, I found this format challenging. Balancing between the aesthetic demands of visual media and the clarity and lucidity required of the analytical, critical voiceover was often an intimidating task. So tip of the hat for mastering it yourself, and I will definitely be exploring your backlog as I proceed with these ventures. I plan to post at least one video essay a month from now on – the next will hopefully tackle the theme of “home” in Watership Down & Brideshead Revisited, bringing two of my favorite blogging themes (contrasting adaptations to the works that inspired them, and comparing two very different yet surprisingly similar stories) into the video realm.

    Anyway, thanks for providing a good example to follow – given that I discovered your site at least five years ago, it’s kind of amazing it took me this long to go there myself.

    And while I’m posting links (less spammy hopefully than my brethren on this thread), this is a non-narrated video essay I did a few years back, which remains my favorite thing I’ve ever done online. For a DePalma blogathon led by a gent named Tony Dayoub: http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2009/09/directed-by.html

    Hopefully these videos play ok on your computer. They tend to stutter a bit on mine, though I think I got the export settings right and it’s just due to my operating system being old as sin…

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and still not sure if Long Day Closes got a video essay or just a screening! I haven’t been able to find the former yet if it exists.

  • Anonymous

    No video essay, though certainly not for lack of desire. For what it’s worth, Davies’ latest film THE DEEP BLUE SEA was incuded in my video essay on this year’s best films: http://www.fandor.com/blog/video-twelve-for-2012-the-best-films-of-the-year

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, I’ll check that out. Although I’m actually equally intrigued by your “best viral phenomena” video essay, which I’ve bookmarked, because increasingly I’m wondering what the potential overlap between these two categories (“proper” films and internet ephemera) could be… At any rate, they will make an interesting double feature.

    Incidentally, since you asked about the video essays, I responded on this thread with some links, but it looks like recently you may have tightened up your spam filter and I think that post may have been lost. If you are still interested, you can shoot me a message at movieman0283 at gmail, although to save time I can tell you to google The Dancing Image, click on the “Top Posts” tab atop my blog, and then scroll down for the entries on Fists in the Pocket and Modern Times.

    I found narrated video essays an interesting challenge, since one has to balance between the analytical and the impressionistic. Harder than expected!