in about 100 words or less
Since reading Steve’s 1001Plus blog post on his final movie choice (he cleverly finished up his list with The Last Picture Show 1971), I’ve been wondering what my last film review would be. In my “101 films to go” update, I was resigned to the fact that I had let this decision go on far too long, and concluded that “with so few films to choose from, it seems rather pointless”.
However, not long after I wrote that piece, I noticed Chimes at Midnight (1965) in light of Criterion’s upcoming Blu-Ray release. Despite being a Welles fan, and having tried watching this one a couple of times, I had put it off because of the poor quality of the download that I had in my possession. With my recent purchase of the new Blu-ray edition, I’m now eager to get this thing done!
In April I also suggested that I’d be finishing up the list sometime in October, which might otherwise have been possible, if it were not for the fact that the many of films that I have yet to watch are three-plus hours in length. So, more realistically, the 1001 list will see a completion date sometime in early December. ‘Till then, the final fifty are up next! (Klaus Ming September 2016).