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Top 125: 31-40

As we get closer to the end of this list, I would like to think the personal charm of my list is starting to show. With this installment I hope my tastes especially shine through, as the intent of this list is not to show you how many movies I have seen, or to imitate any long standing list which spews the “greatest films ever made”. 885 more words

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See it Once, Watch it twice, Think again? Memory and the Film Experience.

This article is very much inspired by David Thomson’s chapter in his latest book ‘How to Watch a Movie‘ titled ‘See it Once, Watch it Twice?’, it is not meant to be instructive or offered as a corrective as to which of these propositions I find preferable, after all I feel the decision or not whether to see a film again nowadays largely rests upon the individual’s patience and tolerance for film as a whole and what part it takes up in their lives, but in an age of increased availability in an over saturated medium an unfortunate consequence is a tendency to think less ‘Shall I give it another chance?’ and more ‘I’ll give this a chance instead’, a position which not only engenders a preference of immediate pleasure and sensation over serious thought and reflection as well as trusting the immediacy of our judgement in a medium that has notably proven untrustworthy, but justifies why so many films are offered to us as distractions from reality, or as background noise to drown out the silence that we find ever more alien to us in our everyday lives. 1,353 more words

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Great Films I'm Watching For The First Time: January

As mentioned in my New Year’s post, I’ve compiled a list of 53 classic or well-regarded films I’ve never seen before, which I intend to watch this year in no particular order. 1,160 more words

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The Ten Percent: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Hello and welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! … 1,204 more words

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BOUND BOOK #1

found encyclopedia, india ink, twine  •  5.5 x 10 inches  •  2013

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LAWN CHAIR OF KNOWLEDGE

found chair and altered books  •  22″ x 30″  •  2013

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