It’s been almost 10 months since I wrote my last review for Drive (2011). I can sit here and make excuses, but bottom line is that watching a movie, doing research on that movie and then writing an 800 word review twice a week, seemed to be a bit more than I could handle. I am passionate about movies and I am motivated to complete this challenge, but the format I laid out for myself needs to change if I am going to make it all the way to the end of this thing.
I have a few tweaks. These reviews need to be shorter. I am not a writer to begin with, so I don’t know where I got the idea of writing 800 words twice a week and I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea. So going forward, I am aiming to keep my reviews somewhere in the 300-400 word range. They won’t be as in depth, but they will still give you a broad idea of the impression the films have left. Secondly, following a structure through the decades feels a bit too restrictive to me. I want to just be able to pick up a movie from any era and any genre and just watch it. So, that’s what I am going to do. I will try to spread it out a bit, but if I want to watch a certain movie from this challenge I will just watch it. I’m not going to tell myself; “I need to watch a 30’s movie so this 70’s movie will have to wait”. Forcing myself to watch a movie when I am not in the mood for it doesn’t bode well for it’s eventual position on my Flickchart.
So here I am for round two. I have a new plan and I am feeling motivated and ready to get this done. I’m sorry to anyone who was following me before. I did not mean to fall of the horse. I am dusting myself off, giving myself a bit of a pep talk and getting back on that horse. Let’s do this. Silver Screen Top 10 Time Machine, Round 2.