Thursday, June 13, 2013

U, Me and Films is 2 Today!


Two years ago on this day, on 13th June 2011, after preparing myself for about a month, I finally summed up the courage to click on 'Publish' button for the very first post on this blog. I wrote in general about what do films mean to me? What’s their place in my life? And about what do I intend to do with this place? Looking back to it now, I feel embarrassed about whatever I wrote but happy to have done that and so much more. It is amazing to see how far I have come in these past two years and how much this blog has helped me to grow as a cinephile and in some ways, maybe even as a person.

Back then when I started it, I had no idea how long will I be doing it? I started it because I had some time to spare and wanted to do something related to films. After finding couple of blogs that concentrated on films, I immediately knew that is exactly what I wanted. But the problem was not having written anything ever before and if I am to do something, I wanted to it properly. I took some time to prepare, a month I talked about earlier, tried to write something and see if it's readable. After testing some posts on my roommates, I jumped in and have managed to stay afloat for the past two years. So, all things considered, it ain't that bad right?

Off course, none of this would have been possible without each and every one of you reading this post. People like you, who have read these posts or any of the posts in past two years, commented on them, interacted and encouraged me on this or other platforms like Twitter are the chief source of inspiration for me to continue writing all this time and I wish to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Hopefully, this has been just as wonderful journey for you as it has been for me. (Don’t worry! Even if it sounds like a Goodbye speech, it isn’t. Unless something unforeseeable happens, I am not going anywhere in near future. :))

On this occasion, I have managed to revise my Top 100 list. You can see it here or on the menu bar above. I hadn't updated it since I published it first in March 2012, so there was a lot to update. I have 21 new films that I have seen since then added to the list and almost twice as many films that have gone either up or down from their previous position. I would have loved to find some space for the films like Chinatown(1974), The Maltese Falcon(1941) and Taxi Driver(1976) that have grown on me since the last time I made this list. They didn't make it, not because I don't like them enough but because I wanted to watch them once more before getting this list done and unfortunately, I could not find time for it. I wanted to update 'A Life in Movies' page as well as I am pretty sure my choices now will be drastically different. But once again, life intervened! I will try to update that as soon as possible though.

Thank you once again for your support and hopefully you will keep coming back for more. Let me know if you like the updated list in the comments. Cheers!!

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on the big anniversary! Two years is an impressive feat. I checked out your Top 100 list, and a lot of my favorites are on there. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks Dan! Glad you liked the list. :)

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  2. Congrats on the blog anniversary! :) I can't remember which films weren't on your previous list, but there are so many brilliant ones on there. I love seeing some of 2007's finest on there, especially overlooked ones like Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. And I love Once, so that's awesome! :)

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    1. Thanks! Love Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil... kind of scares me but still a great one. All the movies you mentioned were there earlier as well, BTW. Glad we share liking for them. :)

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! Here's to many more blogging years!

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  4. Congrats on hitting the two year mark, SDG! Also, really nice job putting together that Top 100 list. I've gotta do the same some day. :)

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    1. Thanks Eric! (Sorry for the late reply. I was little caught up.)

      Making Top 100 is taxing but can be fun. :) Try your hand at it.

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  5. Belated congratulations! Your Top 100, agree with Rashomon in a higher spot than Seven Samurai.
    Wonderful to see love for Chaplin's City Lights, which surely is going in my top 100 at some stage. Also just saw Grave of the Fireflies (1988), which is amazing, seldom has an animated film impacted my emotions like that.
    Of the ones I haven't watched yet, I'm interest in seeing: The Hill (1965), Viridiana(1961),The Wages of Fear(1953), Gone Baby Gone(2007), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days(2007), Paris, Texas(1984)

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    1. Thanks Chris!

      Glad to see we agree on many films. Off the films you have not seen: It goes without saying that I love them but there are some really great films in there. Hope you like them. :)

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  6. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Is Summer keeping you busy? :)

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  7. Happy blogiversary, my friend! I love reading your insights about films. Keep on putting out great work!

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    1. I am not sure I would call them insights but Thank You so much for your support, Alex! :)

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