Monday, January 02, 2006

So it ends.

My new blog can be found here: Electric Shadows. It has no purpose, no goal, nothing... just the unedited ramblings of me.

One Movie a Day is over and this post is really just a squeezing out of the afterbirth. I am delighted that I was able to no-foolin' meet a goal I set down for myself and I'm pretty happy that the blog was at least noticed by some people. I didn't expect that to happen, though I did want it. The process of watching one movie a day was so much more mundane than I expected. Though it was tiring, frustrating, and overwhelming at times, after a while, my life gained a certain rhythm that was ultimately very boring as I'd do nothing but work, write, eat, watch, write, work, eat, etc. Moments when I was able to find the time to read from a book were heavenly.

One unexpected effect this whole experiment had on me was to get me excited about writing again. I've been writing for a long time, but this really got my juices flowing since I kind-of forgot how hard it is to actually write decent stuff. Another thing I found via blogging here was just how much I love the first Robocop movie. Quite a bit.

Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to clean this site up a little, create an alphabetical list of the movies I've watched, and probably do some more detailed reflection posts. Right now, I'm going to celebrate by having some toast.


M. Gants v4.0 said...

Dave - holy crap you did it! You are now king shit of I watch way more movies than you mountain.

My blockbuster queue is still choked up from all of the movies your site introduced me to. Good work and thank you!

David Wester said...

Thanks Mark. Funny thing about queues: when I started, I had a netflix queue of about 300. I now have about 400 on the queue. Movies are fucking crack.

If anything, I'm happy this blog was able to help bring into existence the Zardoz Santa.

Ted said...

Thank you, Dave.

I enjoyed the hell out of this blog. I especially appreciate the way you interpret movies in context -- the context of the director's previous work(s); the context of previous movies about the same topic; the context of film in general.

Would that there were other reviewers with such a view.

David Wester said...

Thanks Ted.

Anonymous said...

You've seen a lot of great movies I see. But I can congratulate you on this experiment being over. I think I know how "hard" it must have been..

It's much better to just sit down with a movie when you feel like it, not every day.

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