|Madman is my name. Obsession my game.|
I began to post the movies I watched on two different internet sites this year. I have my most complete list on ICheckMovies.com . That site is simple: you watch a movie and then you check off that you watched it. They will automatically tell you which of their many official lists that movie is on, and keep you up to date on how well you are doing on those lists. I have awards in 49 of the lists right now. That's not a boast. If anything, it shows how obsessed I am with movies, which may not be a good thing. The other great thing about ICheckMovies.com is that you can "favorite" or "dislike" a movie, and you can have a list of each of those, if you like.
The second site I'm keeping my movies on is Criticker.com. That site allows you to not only keep track of the movies you watch, but you can rate them on a scale from 1-100 (100 being best). Also, you can keep a review on as many movies as you like.
This year, in preparation for my list, I took my list of 650 favorite movies on ICheckMovies.com and ranked and reviewed them on Criticker.com. This allowed Criticker to rank these movies in a general order and gave me the opportunity to review all of these movies in my mind. It was a lot of work, but I accomplished it in about a month.
Then I took the movies I rated from 100-90 and ranked the top 100 or so. This took a couple nights, but it was painful.
Nevertheless, my top 100 was revealed.
|My bud, Richard.|
If this isn't the work of an obsessed madman that deserves to be in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, then I don't know what is.
Why do I do this? Because I want to be fair to the community I hang out with, the Filmspotting community. I want to have a solid top 100, as solid as I could. And this is my best top 100 yet, one perhaps I can build on.
I hope I won't ever have to do this much work on it again. But we'll see about next year.
So on my blog here I will be posting answers to the movie questions I posed. So if you see a question as a title, just remember, this is a film I consider to be one of the greatest ever made. I'll tag it Top 100 Movies 2012.
Because nothing is real until it is blogged.