Since this post evolved from a New Years resolution post into a Man on Wire and "Cult of Che" discussion, I wanted to add those two topics to the title. Plus, if Fidel happens to Google "Che" while he's chillin' in bed in his favorite jumpsuit, maybe, JUST MAYBE, a link to this post will pop up and El Comandante will join us in the discussion!
1. Post a list of nine movie-related resolutions for the new year. These can be as serious or light-hearted as you want them to be, and it also gives you a topic at the end of the year to post about when you take a look back at the resolutions.
2. Tag five other people with completing this meme.
3. Link back to my blog in your post so I can keep track of how many cool people are going along with this, and also for the purpose of compiling a list of the most interesting resolutions.
I think this a good way to clear my head in anticipation of the first full "new movie" weekend of the New Year...
My 2009 Film-related Resolutions:
1. Stop arguing with people about The Dark Knight.
2. Start arguing with people about Man on Wire (this shall intensify if it wins Best Documentary at the Oscars).
3. Watch Berlin Alexanderplatz. (I don't do well with long books, and I don't do well with long films. I'm a consume-in-one-sitting type of guy, because the next day I'm usually curious about something else. But this movie/made-for-TV miniseries is 15 hours and 31 minutes long!! Seems like a good excuse for a sick day).
4. Attend more Terror Tuesdays and Weird Wednesdays. (The fact that these two weekly events are FREE and I've yet to go to one is very, very sad.)
5. Fart really loud during the quietest moment of Revolutionary Road. (This could go down this weekend!)
6. Yell "Che Guevara can eat my f*ck!" at a screening of Che until one of the many coffee-shop revolutionaries comes and puts a plug in the back of my skull. (This could go down in about two weeks!)
7. Listen to more commentary tracks of lesser films. (The commentary track on The In Crowd was one of the best I'd ever heard. Who knew!?!)
8. Watch (or re-watch) every Ken Russell movie that is available on DVD or VHS.