Wednesday, April 06, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 1

Several of my online friends are taking part in this, and it seems a good mechanism to get me posting again, so here we go. The challenge is to post about a film each day for a month using the following criteria:

Day 1 - Your Favorite Film
Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Film
Day 3 - A Film You Watch to Feel Good
Day 4 - A Film You Watch to Feel Down
Day 5 - A Film That Reminds You of Someone
Day 6 - A Film That Reminds You of Somewhere
Day 7 - A Film That Reminds You of Your Past
Day 8 - The Film You Can Quote Best
Day 9 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Male)
Day 10 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Female)
Day 11 - A Film By Your Favorite Director
Day 12 - A Film By Your Least Favorite Director
Day 13 - A Guilty Pleasure
Day 14 - The Film That No One Expected You To Like
Day 15 - The Film That Depicts Your Life
Day 16 - A Film You Used to Love, But Now Hate
Day 17 - Your Favorite Drama Film
Day 18 - Your Favorite Comedy Film
Day 19 - Your Favorite Action Film
Day 20 - Your Favorite Romantic Film
Day 21 - Your Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
Day 22 - Your Favorite Horror Film
Day 23 - Your Favorite Thriller/Mystery Film
Day 24 - Your Favorite Animated or Children's Film
Day 25 - Your Favorite Documentary Film
Day 26 - Your Favorite Foreign Language Film
Day 27 - Your Favorite Independent Film
Day 28 - The Most Obscure Film You've Ever Seen
Day 29 - Your Favorite Film As a Kid
Day 30 - Your Favorite Film This Time Last Year

So, my favorite film. That's tricky since it kind of depends on what mood I'm in, but the most consistent disc I grab when I just want to watch something and have no particular agenda is 1984's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. It's a wonderful little slice of Science Fiction at its purest, with fantastic performances by Roy Schieder, Hellen Mirren, John Lithgow, and Kier Dulea. It's an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name, and is quite faithful to the book. It's also an interesting view into what life was like during the Cold War, as even so visionary a writer as Clarke never foresaw the fall of the Soviet Union. All in all I love this flick, cheesy 80s special effects and all, and I will always own a copy.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Woots, another one. I'm loving seeing people's choices on here. As much as I like 2010, 2001 holds me heart :-)

Amezzeray said...

wootage!!! Can't wait to see more of your choices! :D