I saw 33 new movies in the month of August. After saying last month that I was going to concentrate on the They Shoot Pictures Don’t They list, I ended up dipping a toe back into a couple of other lists in August.
It turns out the new additions to the 2014 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die edition possibly became available. I posted on that here. Based on those unofficial changes I watched the five films of the thirteen new ones that I had not yet seen. I also watched a film from the 101 Genres lists because it was expiring from Netflix Instant.
I mentioned last month that I was just short of a couple of milestones on the TSPDT lists (both 2013 and 2014). This month I did indeed see the remaining entries in the Top 500 of both lists, and I passed 850 films seen of the 1,000. I saw a couple more of the longest entries, too. And I happened to notice that I finished off a few more of the directors that have many entries in the list, primarily Bergman. That has given me a new focus for September – trying to complete all the entries for the big directors. I’m going to probably write a separate post on the They Shoot Picture Don’t They list and the heavy prevalence of a few directors (i.e. 13 different directors have at least 10 films apiece on the list; 77 have at least four films there and those make up more than half the list – 525 entries.)