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Title: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 05:14:21 PM
Since a lot of people haven't heard of it, and there has been a bit of talk about it, I thought I'd just start a thread about it.

Letterboxd (http://letterboxd.com/) is a social media site 100% about watching movies.

You can log the films you watch, include a rating and a review if you choose. Comment on other people's reviews and lists.

If you mark films watched, you can filter lists easily to exclude films you have watched or haven't watched.

For example, I can go to this list that has every film nominated for an Oscar in any category (http://letterboxd.com/nevertooearlymp/list/every-film-ever-nominated-for-an-academy/) and see that I have seen 15% of them (690 out of 4701).

I think it's a great site, if you love movies, and very rewarding to look back on.

It's free to use. (A paid account will let you generate more stats, but it's not necessary)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 05:14:39 PM
I'll keep a list of Rifftrax members in this post to make them easier to find (if you want to be)

Edward J Grug III: tedprior (http://letterboxd.com/tedprior/)
JimJ: eviljim (http://letterboxd.com/eveljim/)
ScottotD: ScottotD (http://letterboxd.com/ScottotD/)
George Harrison: CaptainQuint (http://letterboxd.com/CaptainQuint/)
Pak-Man: pakgor (http://letterboxd.com/pakgor/)
Relaxing Dragon: relaxingdragon (http://letterboxd.com/relaxingdragon/)
MartyS (Gromit): MartyS (http://letterboxd.com/MartyS/)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 05:22:03 PM
I just went pro today. I have logged every film I've seen since I signed up in 2013, and I just love stats! :P

I looked back at 2014's stats, and it lists my most watched actor as Stan Lee and I vomited a little bit.

Is it only web based? Do they have an app?

They have an app. I've downloaded it, but not opened it yet.

Does it have a different name? I couldn't find anything when I searched the Play store.

If I upgrade to Pro later, does that update all stats for stuff I'm entering now?

Actually, yeah, a separate thread would probably be a good idea.

OK, I must have dreamed that I did that? (Or confused it with another app) but looking at the Letterboxd twitter, 20 mins ago they said they have one about to launch.

Yeah, upgrading later lets you look at stats for previous years (I just upgraded yesterday for the first time).
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 19, 2016, 06:19:50 PM
Cool news. I'll see about setting up a list tonight. If I'm reading this right, the whole Diary concept is me logging every movie I watch, in order, whether it's a theatrical release or home on DVD/streaming, right? That'd be great for me. Like I mentioned in the other thread, I've got a Word doc I manually log all the movies I see in theaters, but that's all. Frankly, I could be a lot more obsessive about this.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: ScottotD on January 19, 2016, 06:32:02 PM
Just joined
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 06:32:39 PM
Cool news. I'll see about setting up a list tonight. If I'm reading this right, the whole Diary concept is me logging every movie I watch, in order, whether it's a theatrical release or home on DVD/streaming, right? That'd be great for me. Like I mentioned in the other thread, I've got a Word doc I manually log all the movies I see in theaters, but that's all. Frankly, I could be a lot more obsessive about this.

Yep, you got it. If you're word doc is up to date, you could easily even add those movies for as long as you've been logging them.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 06:32:54 PM
Just joined

Username? Found you.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: JimJ on January 19, 2016, 06:33:14 PM
http://letterboxd.com/eveljim/
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: ScottotD on January 19, 2016, 06:47:40 PM
Scottotd on Instagram & Letterboxd or @Scottotd on the Tweety :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 19, 2016, 06:48:25 PM
Cool news. I'll see about setting up a list tonight. If I'm reading this right, the whole Diary concept is me logging every movie I watch, in order, whether it's a theatrical release or home on DVD/streaming, right? That'd be great for me. Like I mentioned in the other thread, I've got a Word doc I manually log all the movies I see in theaters, but that's all. Frankly, I could be a lot more obsessive about this.

Yep, you got it. If you're word doc is up to date, you could easily even add those movies for as long as you've been logging them.

Alright, yeah, I got it now. I actually can't use the doc for that since the only thing I don't track is exact dates on there... but luckily, I've also been saving my stubs for years now.

Alright, looks like I've got my work cut out for me for the next few hours  8)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2016, 06:50:38 PM
Enjoy! :D
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 19, 2016, 09:14:36 PM
This is mine... http://letterboxd.com/CaptainQuint/ (http://letterboxd.com/CaptainQuint/)

I've watched a shit load of movies in January, because it's cold and my car hasn't been running well in these low temps - so I've been staying home with netflix and library check outs and such.

I initially signed up for the watchlist (my memory isn't what it used to be, and I've got scattered lists on paper, on word files. This should be more organized). But I'm enjoying the diary part of it. Seeing what I've watched (and using tags to signify where or how I've seen them)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Pak-Man on January 19, 2016, 10:44:17 PM
I'm in now as pakgor.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 20, 2016, 02:44:40 AM
BTW, as to the screen-name... I tried for Terry Malloy and then Jake Gittes, but they were in use. Then I typed in Quint and surprisingly got that one. (had I not, the next movie related name I was going to shoot for was Kambei Shimada). Funny thing is, I can't find Malloy or Gittes as members?
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 20, 2016, 10:16:04 AM
Ugh, this site. Like I needed another obsession right now. Going through most of my assorted backlog to get everything entered into the diary took a few hours, and I've still got 5 years worth of ticket stubs to enter. Probably a good thing I don't have dates for any stuff I watched on DVD at home, or else I'd be at this for a week straight.

This is me: http://letterboxd.com/RelaxingDragon/

So now let me see... I've got this site, imdb (for all my general tracking), flickchart, icheckmovies, my regular word and excel sheets... I'm surprised I find the time to actually watch movies in between all the cataloging I do about them.

EDIT: I also think I'll try breaking my usual grading habit (wherin I grade like a teacher and generally don't put a lot of stick into the numbers anyway), as it's resulted in a loooooooooooooooot of 4-star movies. But, that'll come later. First I wanna just get all up-to-date.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 20, 2016, 04:01:32 PM
EDIT: I also think I'll try breaking my usual grading habit (wherin I grade like a teacher and generally don't put a lot of stick into the numbers anyway), as it's resulted in a loooooooooooooooot of 4-star movies. But, that'll come later. First I wanna just get all up-to-date.

Most of my ratings these days are 4 stars, but for the most part I only watch movies I think I am going to like, so it makes sense.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 20, 2016, 05:46:47 PM
EDIT: I also think I'll try breaking my usual grading habit (wherin I grade like a teacher and generally don't put a lot of stick into the numbers anyway), as it's resulted in a loooooooooooooooot of 4-star movies. But, that'll come later. First I wanna just get all up-to-date.

Most of my ratings these days are 4 stars, but for the most part I only watch movies I think I am going to like, so it makes sense.

Same here. And so far a lot of what I've uploaded has been movies I own that I watch, so naturally I love them. Still, been working to be a little more critical, at least when it comes to something like star ratings.

Where do you get all those stats? I upgraded to Pro but it all looks the same. Unless I'm not looking in the right place.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 20, 2016, 05:56:32 PM
EDIT: I also think I'll try breaking my usual grading habit (wherin I grade like a teacher and generally don't put a lot of stick into the numbers anyway), as it's resulted in a loooooooooooooooot of 4-star movies. But, that'll come later. First I wanna just get all up-to-date.

Most of my ratings these days are 4 stars, but for the most part I only watch movies I think I am going to like, so it makes sense.

Same here. And so far a lot of what I've uploaded has been movies I own that I watch, so naturally I love them. Still, been working to be a little more critical, at least when it comes to something like star ratings.

Where do you get all those stats? I upgraded to Pro but it all looks the same. Unless I'm not looking in the right place.

http://letterboxd.com/relaxingdragon/year/2016/
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 20, 2016, 08:41:03 PM
Ah, now I've got it. Thanks! Definitely some neat stats in there. Really keen to see how it all adds up once I've finished updating my Diary (and especially going forward in the future, since now I'll also be logging the many, many, many movies I watch at home, too).
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 20, 2016, 10:10:21 PM
Grading is my least favorite thing to do, but it's a quick shorthand so I do it. And have told myself that it's just a guideline, not an exact science. Have fun with it.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 20, 2016, 10:16:54 PM
Grading is my least favorite thing to do, but it's a quick shorthand so I do it. And have told myself that it's just a guideline, not an exact science. Have fun with it.

Ditto, and also that it's not set in stone - You can alter it on a re-watch.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 21, 2016, 12:11:26 AM
I'm on there now, just spent an hour adding some of the movies I've watched.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 21, 2016, 12:24:23 AM
I'm on there now, just spent an hour adding some of the movies I've watched.

User name?
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 21, 2016, 07:58:53 AM
Same as here, MartyS
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 23, 2016, 04:24:25 PM
Okay! After taking [undisclosed amount of time], I've finally managed to upload my entire backlog of ticket stubs into my diary, along with whatever other specific dates I can remember for either seeing a movie in theaters (but didn't get a stub) or watched at home/a friend's on DVD/Blu-Ray/streaming/whathaveyou. Still leaves me missing several thousand entries, since I never tracked home watching until late last year (and even then only movies that I owned, so Netflix discs are still largely a mystery), but a decent record at least of my theatrical intake. Thank goodness I got into this so early into this year, since at least I'm at 100% of everything watched in 2016 thus far, and can now stay that way, so my stats at the end of the year will be the most accurate.

So, yes, I'm probably obsessing over this site more than I should. And I haven't even gotten into making Lists yet, or writing any mini-reviews (might just copy-paste old ones from this forum and elsewhere). Still, good times. Lovely site. Gonna stick with it.

Really, really hope they put an Android app out soon. Having a good way to use the site on my tablet is just what I need.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 23, 2016, 04:55:05 PM
Okay! After taking [undisclosed amount of time], I've finally managed to upload my entire backlog of ticket stubs into my diary, along with whatever other specific dates I can remember for either seeing a movie in theaters (but didn't get a stub) or watched at home/a friend's on DVD/Blu-Ray/streaming/whathaveyou. Still leaves me missing several thousand entries, since I never tracked home watching until late last year (and even then only movies that I owned, so Netflix discs are still largely a mystery), but a decent record at least of my theatrical intake. Thank goodness I got into this so early into this year, since at least I'm at 100% of everything watched in 2016 thus far, and can now stay that way, so my stats at the end of the year will be the most accurate.

So, yes, I'm probably obsessing over this site more than I should. And I haven't even gotten into making Lists yet, or writing any mini-reviews (might just copy-paste old ones from this forum and elsewhere). Still, good times. Lovely site. Gonna stick with it.

Really, really hope they put an Android app out soon. Having a good way to use the site on my tablet is just what I need.

When I first signed up, I went back to the earliest year they had on the site, and worked forward clicking watched on any film I had seen on the first three pages of each year. Filled out my "watched" list nicely. I was pretty obsessed with the site when I first signed up too.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 24, 2016, 11:43:25 AM
Thought about that, but I only wanna track things I have a specific watch date for (whether in theater or at home). It's that timeline diary aspect that most appeals to me, along with the specific stats related to my viewing habits. For a general Marking Every Movie I've Ever Seen thing, imdb has been working fine for me for years now.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 24, 2016, 02:10:55 PM
Fair enough, but the advantage of marking films watched is it will give you percentages and sorting abilities for lists and for bodies of work of directors/ actors.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 25, 2016, 05:28:43 AM
I need to go through one of those "Roger Ebert's Greatest Films" lists and a "Complete Criterion Releases" list and mark those I've seen as read, just to see where I stand with each. Doing that will also give me ideas for my Watchlist.

Edit

I did this one, wound up with 70% viewed... 1001 movies you must see before you die (http://letterboxd.com/peterstanley/list/1001-movies-you-must-see-before-you-die/) (and it's longer than 1001)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 27, 2016, 02:26:06 AM
I need to go through one of those "Roger Ebert's Greatest Films" lists and a "Complete Criterion Releases" list and mark those I've seen as read, just to see where I stand with each. Doing that will also give me ideas for my Watchlist.

Edit

I did this one, wound up with 70% viewed... 1001 movies you must see before you die (http://letterboxd.com/peterstanley/list/1001-movies-you-must-see-before-you-die/) (and it's longer than 1001)

Only 34%
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: ScottotD on January 27, 2016, 03:11:58 AM
I don't think I'll ever understand the appeal of Ebert
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 27, 2016, 03:16:26 AM
I love his essays and admire anyone with kind of passion for film and film history.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: ScottotD on January 27, 2016, 03:20:10 AM
He's mostly seemed like an occasionally well spoken troll to me
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: MightyJack on January 27, 2016, 03:30:59 AM
He's human, has flaws. But I respect his film knowledge and I'll listen and weigh his words, just as I will anyone in any field who might expand my horizons.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 27, 2016, 12:15:43 PM
Yeah, I generally really liked reading what he had to say, even if I disagreed with the particular point. I think a lot of his recent reputation stemmed from the whole video game thing, which even he recanted later on (otherwise I really don't see how the Troll label can be applied, he was always pretty up-front about why he felt one way or another).
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 27, 2016, 04:14:18 PM
These essays are excellent:

http://www.rogerebert.com/great-movies
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 29, 2016, 10:43:54 AM
Fair enough, but the advantage of marking films watched is it will give you percentages and sorting abilities for lists and for bodies of work of directors/ actors.

Upon thinking it over, I actually did end up going back and marking everything I've seen (I think my big concern was there would be spillover onto the diary or something, but that's no issue at all). A rather arduous task, too, since I was too lazy to figure out the imdb import option. All this clicking and there's still >350 movies to find and mark. But, such is obsessive life.

Also trying to get more into the Lists. They're a neat idea, but I need to think of decent reasons to have one. Reasons beyond discovering Ed's hatred of Hellboy II, I mean.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 14, 2016, 07:51:18 PM
According to Letterboxd's twitter the app should launch tomorrow. (iOS first, Andorid later)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 14, 2016, 11:16:33 PM
The Android one will be a big help to me. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on December 28, 2016, 03:53:30 AM
Bumping this to ask... Anyone here whose a Pro see your new stats pages?  There are more categories and they've added and an "all time" page... I love 'em.

Oh, and by Christ did I watch a lot of movies in 2016 (I was on a several streaming sites this year + Netflix DVD, and I always try and get my $ worth)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 28, 2016, 03:28:40 PM
I love the new stats, though I hadn't spotted the all time page.

Looking forward to seeing my final stats for the year in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 03, 2017, 09:06:41 PM
I ended up watching 224 films last year.

My most watched actors:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/tedprior/Actors.png)

My most watched directors:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/tedprior/Directors.png)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on January 04, 2017, 08:29:50 AM
I watched 608

Most watched actor was Bruce Lee with 12 (followed by a bunch of Fassbinder regulars)

Most watched directors...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8nEPqa9Wy40/WG0icqhyy4I/AAAAAAAADjE/qBfMwPt4fu0u-xHDM2M7IF-yqP2NdGiMwCEw/s1600/2016directors.PNG)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on February 06, 2017, 12:32:34 PM
and for the fun of it. As of Feb 2017 my all time, most watched...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5UZVZywT9qA/WJjb_FGA0eI/AAAAAAAADjw/-1CqVB0m-yILRKuwmDVnWIPvupGWtP7IgCLcB/s1600/capactors.PNG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fewkh_jwqkA/WJjcCs8zGtI/AAAAAAAADj0/jg8huZYdCLAI2n3g-T8FbkU4urLJCctEgCLcB/s1600/Capdirectors.PNG)


Woody, Wayne and some others might be more, but memory fails me on certain titles
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 31, 2017, 11:28:10 PM
My 2017 Stats:

(https://i.imgur.com/gu7vLPc.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/5WgvxX9.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/GBpTrKO.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/8tN3wlk.png)

My 4 year old started regularly watching movies, so he skewed my list a fair bit. (He just really loves Ingmar Bergman films)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on January 01, 2018, 05:53:58 AM
Lets see, in 2017 I caught 1,078 movies (I watched a LOT of shorts, which is why that number is so inflated)

The movies I watched twice on the year: Logan, Wonder Woman, Show People and the Good Fairy

The first film I saw in 2017 was great - Monsieur Hire on Jan 1st. The last movie was an okay horror flick directed by Anthony Perkins son, The Blackcoat's Daughter on Dec 31st

My most watched director was Carlos Saura, with 12 films (I also watched a lot of Anthony Mann, Cecil B. Demille, Bunuel and Ozu)

My most watched actor was Anna May Wong with 21 films (I also watched a lot with Edward G. Robinson, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Maria Schell and Dirk Bogarde)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 01, 2018, 09:34:14 AM
Oh hey, didn't know about this site.  Spent a good hour going through and ranking movies on the most popular list (604 so far).  Going to try and import my ratings from netflix now, see if I can get that to work.  I'll add everyone here as friends in a bit too.  My user name is Fourvel. https://letterboxd.com/Fourvel/

EDIT EDIT: Nevermind, I would need Linux to import my netflix ratings.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 01, 2018, 01:16:00 PM
Is there anything more satisfying than starting one of these kinds of sites on New Years?
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 01, 2018, 02:56:03 PM
Is there anything more satisfying than starting one of these kinds of sites on New Years?

Not quite satisfying... more like an addiction.  Really want to get up to 1000 movies watched, but the last 200 are going to be tough.  I know I've seen them, it's just remembering what they are, now that I've already gone through most of the popular lists. 
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 01, 2018, 04:05:43 PM
When I had downtime at work, I went through decade by decade (or it might have even been year by year, I can’t remember now) and looked at the first two pages of each marking the ones I had seen.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on January 01, 2018, 07:03:22 PM
I did something like that as well, I also went through actors, directors, etc filmographies.

But I'm still stumbling across movies. There are those I just can't remember even with trailers. I picked up this DVD from the library, it was about cops, starred Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawk, Richard Geer, etc. About 10 minutes in I was like, "I have seen this already."

And the other day I found a movie I've been trying to remember for the past year or so, It was "In the Land of Women" - I thought it starred Nicole Kidman, but it was Meg Ryan... I forgot Kristen Stewart was in it, but I had a vague remembrance of the story.

So I figure there are a lot more out there to hunt down (right now I'm... "I think I've seen Paul Muni's "Black Fury")
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 01, 2018, 07:59:58 PM
I decided to manually scroll through the list of star ratings I've given on Netflix.  Apparently I was pretty religious about it back in film school, because jesus, I've seen so many films.  I've forgotten so many of these, it's like going on a weird trip back into the past of my personal film history, because they are ordered by when I rated them. 

I had to stop, there were too many.  I'll finish the rest tomorrow.  Up to 1110.  Still not as many as most of you here, but it feels like a lot.  Kind of forgot what a giant part of my life movies have been.  Well over 2,000 hours spent watching movies.  And I spend about 2,500 hours working on movies and TV each year. 

Speaking of which, hey George, you saw Landline?  It was alright?  I worked on that film and I forgot that it was out now.  Been interested in seeing it.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on January 01, 2018, 09:39:05 PM
Yeah it was good. I almost skipped it because I didn't care for Obvious Child, but Landline was much better. For me at least. BTW, what does you're job entail?

Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 02, 2018, 06:21:54 AM
Yeah it was good. I almost skipped it because I didn't care for Obvious Child, but Landline was much better. For me at least. BTW, what does you're job entail?

I’m a set electrician, or a lamp operator.  My main job is to set up the lights, focus them, and power them up. But we also make sure the rest of the crew has power, so that the camera batteries are charging, special effects fans are blowing, makeup’s curling iron’s are hot, and the director’s phone is charged up.  My job is mostly running cable. Lots and lots of cable.

I’m a member of Local 52 out in NY. Been mostly on TV shows lately because there’s a million of them. But I’ve been on a few movies here and there.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Jesse412 on January 08, 2018, 12:49:57 AM
My Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/Jesse412/) year in review.

(https://i.imgur.com/WD3sLtD.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/aCgrAQr.png)
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 02, 2019, 08:45:33 PM
Happy new year!

Here's my last year in film:

(https://i.imgur.com/OXNHrFw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/zMhx8BW.png)

(https://imgur.com/V57qBJC.png)
Christmas always makes Frank Oz rocket to the top of my most watched list. In 2017, we were marathoning Ingmar Bergman films, so his troupe dominated the actors list, in 2018 it was Kurosawa. We still have a few more of his films to get to before we move onto our next director.

(https://imgur.com/LCxDs87.png)
Paul Matthews and David DeCoteau make the list thanks to RiffTrax - Two of my most watched directors for the year made the worst movies I saw this year.
Title: Re: Rifftrax people on Letterboxd
Post by: George-2.0 on January 03, 2019, 12:42:08 AM
Another film year in the books. In 2018 we lost comic book/cameo king Stan Lee and the streaming service Filmstruck, but Orson Welles was resurrected from the dead (in a manner of speaking) and gifted us with a new movie.

Last year I started something new - Because I was tired of seeing the same 4 movies on my front page. I now post my top four films from my most watched director for the year. This year that person is...

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ujg4dXFHf7E/XC3GTYwqpPI/AAAAAAAAErc/1OlmEk07KRkjCLCsgELmpydFoKlk_Tr8QCLcBGAs/s1600/aN7TySqTDsYxRuJldJiR57J3Qm2.jpg)

Masahiro Shinoda (https://letterboxd.com/captainquint/list/masahiro-shinoda-ive-seen-ranked/). I watched 14 and a half films (a half? I just couldn't get through "Killers on Parade"). I also watched 9 from Bimal Roy and Kenji Mizoguchi, 8 from Naruse, 7 from Ford and Helmut Käutner and 6 from Herzog and Don Hertzfeldt

Overall I caught 724 features and shorts

The only movie I watched twice on the year was I, Tonya

The first film I saw in 2018 was Shinoda's directorial debut - One Way Ticket to Love on Jan 1st. The last was that classic from the Archers, The Red Shoes on Dec 31st (a 3rd time viewing)

My most watched actor was John Wayne with 16 films. I also watched 13 from Shintarô Katsu (I finally caught some Zatoichi movies last year) 9 from Sylvia Sidney, Hideko Takamine and Shima Iwashita (Shinoda's wife and muse).
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 03, 2019, 02:16:21 AM
The Red Shoes is such a great movie to end a year on.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on January 03, 2019, 12:12:49 PM
I only watched 64 films (I don't have a lot of free time) so I won't post my stats in detail.  Most of them are dominated by the LotR franchise because I re watched all of those this year.  So all the LotR actors fill up my most watched slots. 
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Post by: Jesse412 on January 08, 2019, 07:31:14 PM
The David Lean films I watched were The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) both absolute epics.  The Brando movie is the one where he has the iconic line "I coulda' been somebody. I coulda' been a contender."  Some really great performances in that one.

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Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 08, 2019, 08:57:30 PM
I love most David Lean films I've seen, especially those two.
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Post by: George-2.0 on January 09, 2019, 01:00:33 AM
I think every film buff should have a #1 favorite movie... even if in actuality they might have dozens. On The Waterfront is that movie for me. Ask me what my favorite flick is, and that'll be the answer. And yeah, what an all-around superb cast.

* Also - I was reading their "Year in Review" from the email they sent, I thought it was interesting that the actress from Eighth Grade mentioned reading reviews (for the movie) at Letterboxd. On the off chance that she happened to read mine, I'm glad I said nice things about her work.  :)  (she really was outstanding)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 09, 2019, 06:56:04 AM
I think every film buff should have a #1 favorite movie... even if in actuality they might have dozens.

Other movies come along and become temporary #1s, sometimes they can last for years, but eventually I always come back to To Have And Have Not.  That movie hits all the right notes for me, humor, romance, intrigue, snarky remarks, Bogart and Bacall, the good guys win, the bad guys lose, etc, etc.

Still hope someday in some vault they find a better copy of the film, they did the best they could with the current Blu-Ray release but it still has issues due to the best copies they could find being in worse shape than other movies of that era.