Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Month Three Status Report

Well, today is the 90th day of this journey, and at the moment, I stand at 81 films viewed, a bit behind my goal. I should be adding two additional ones today, putting me at 83. I'd like to be at 100 by April 10th--that would be 100 films in 100 days, and I think that's within grasp.

The bigger issue is that there are 50 movies I'm going to have some difficulty finding. It's fewer than 5%, but it's still a sizable chunk. Some of these are available for purchase, but most that are are only in non-US formats, which means I can't watch them anyway. So...if you've got access to any of these and can point me in a direction, here's what I still need to locate:
The Actress (Yuen Ling-Yuk) 1992
Archangel 1990
The Asthenic Syndrome (Astenicheskij Sindrom) 1989
Before the Revolution (Prima Della Rivoluzione) 1964
Black God, White Devil (Deus e o Diablo na Terra) 1964
Blonde Cobra 1963
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau) 1974
Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a Medianoche) 1965
Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d'un Ete) 1961
The Cloud-Capped Star (Meghe Dhaka Tara) 1960
The Cool World 1963
A Day in the Country (Un Partie de Campagne) 1935
Deep End 1970
Deseret 1995
The Docks of New York 1928
Drowning by Numbers 1988
Earth Entranced (Terra em Transe) 1967
Fat Girl (A Ma Soeur!) 2001
Golden River (Subarnarekha) 1965
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer 1955
Hold Me While I'm Naked 1966
The Housemaid (Hanyeo) 1960
India Song 1975
Last Chants for a Slow Dance 1977
Lucia 1969
The Man in Grey 1943
Marketa Lazarov 1967
My and My Gal 1932
Mediterranee 1963
The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la Putain) 1973
No Fear, No Die (S'en Fout la Mort) 1990
The Phantom Carriage (Korkarlen) 1921
the Phenix City Story 1955
The Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso) 1964
Red Psalm (Meg Ker a Nep) 1971
Report 1967
The Smiling Madame Beudet (Souriante Madame Beudet) 1922
The Spider's Strategem (La Strategia de Ragno) 1970
A Tale of the Wind (Une Historie de Vent) 1988
Three Lives and Only One Death (Trois Vies & Une Seule) 1996
Through the Olive Trees (Zire Darakhatan Zeyton) 1994
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Tong Nien Wang Shi) 1985
Too Early, Too Late (Zu Fruh, Zu Spat) 1982
Travelling Players (O Thiassos) 1975
Tristana 1970
Utu 1983
Vij 1967
Vinyl 1965
The Wanton Countess (Senso) 1954

Any help?


  1. Check with the Interlibrary loan department of your local library. Some of these titles I'm sure are available on VHS at some libraries.
    I was looking for Chimes at Midnight myself-time for Criterion to get on the ball on that one.

  2. You are really steaming through this list. I started a similar blog but just ran out of momentum when the wife found that I was dedicating TOO MUCH time to the search, and not enough attention to her.

    Euless (Tx) Public Library found "The Smiling Madame Beudet" for me in VHS though inter-library loan to see it. They also found DVD of "Chimes At Midnight".

    "Phenix City Story" and "Korkarlen" were added to my collection thanks to TCM and a dedicated laptop with DVD burning software.
    This is a source for a few of the avant-garde titles "Hold Me While I'm Naked" and "Blonde Cobra" at a minimum.

    Hope that this proves helpful.

  3. Wow! 100 films in 100 days is quite ambitious. I had fairly lofty goals in regards to powering through this list, but it is a huge commitment of time and energy to sit and watch them all, and then write about it too.

    Either way, I wish you well on your quest!

    As for the movies you are still looking for, I'm fairly sure that Criterion has either released, or will be releasing "Fat Girl" and "Docks of New York". Also Ken Loar, who has already commented here on this post, was able to find and watch Blonde Cobra, but I couldn't say for sure where he got it. Beyond that, however, I'm in the same boat! Good luck to you!