When it comes to film there are many shameful gaps in my viewing history.
Here come the confessions. I’ve never seen Star Wars. I only saw my first James Bond film at the end of 2012. And it doesn’t stop there, I could go on to list Back to the Future(s), Alien (the so-titled films, and most general Alien related films too) and Godzilla. And it’s probably best not to mention Rocky, the Godfather and / or anything that had three or more iterations. Because I haven’t seen those either.
So I’ve decided to take advantage of Hong Kong’s rainy season and slowly but surely begin to fill these very big gaps. But not with any of the films listed above, let’s not be silly. Starting with Thelma and Louise and The Way We Were, which I rented just last night, here are a few films I plan to tick-off the list in the coming months:
1. Cabaret - love the music, must see Liza in action asap
2. Under African Skies - a recent one, docu about Paul Simon (hero!)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird - just read the book for the first time so I can justifiably judge the film
4. Casablanca - ‘Here’s looking at you, kid’
5. Shutter Island - the short clip I saw recently has intrigued me (plus small (BIG) crush on Leo)