I’m in a movie rut. I tend to watch the same things over and over again. It’s visual comfort food, and it makes excellent background noise while I’m trying to get stuff done. When I saw The Fall Film Challenge mentioned on Life as Louise, I was intrigued. From September 1st through November 30th, you watch 25 films that you’ve never seen before and that fit into one of the 25 categories. The challenge is hosted by Quirky Pickings.
I confess that I am terrible at following through with challenges. I have the best of intentions, but life gets busy, or I get bored, and the challenge falls away. Still. There are quite a few movies I’ve wanted to watch and never got around to watching. Most of the movies on my list have been out for a while, but there are a few newer ones mixed in. I love historical films and costume dramas, which will seem pretty obvious when you read this list.
starring anthony hopkins. Proof
about charity: an organization, an individual, a cause, an act… interpret this as you will. Woman in Gold
about envy: a character, a plot device… use your imagination. Amadeus
What movies would be on your Fall Film Challenge list?
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