Last year’s Blind Spot Series got disastrously derailed by life and work – and for that I must apologize to Ryan, the founder of this movie challenge, and to everyone who took part. 2020 is not exactly going according to plan either, but even though COVID-19 hasn’t given me a lot of extra free time, it did grant me some. So I figure that, as many others are doing, I’d put it to good use. I’m hoping past participants can join me in this challenge again and if you’re new here, read on to know how to take part in the 2020 Edition of the Blind Spot Series.
The Blind Spot Series is a year-long movie challenge, where the goal is to pick 12 classic films and watch one per month. Watch them, and share your thoughts: ideally on your movie blog, but I’m extending it to tweets or Instagram stories and posts.
How it works
As the host, I’ll publish a monthly article on this blog with my thoughts on my own pick for that month and with links to all other posts from this year’s participants. Be sure to share the post with me (you can leave a comment on said articles) and use the hashtag #BlindSpotSeries2020 if you’re sharing your experience on social media.
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Alright! Now that everyone is up to speed, let’s get down to the exciting part: the list of movies I chose for this year’s challenge: Pandora’s Box (1929), Shanghai Express (1932), Now, Voyager (1942), Witness for Prosecution (1957), Wild Strawberries or: Smultronstället (1957), Eyes Without a Face or: Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960), L’Eclisse (1962), Blow-Up (1966), A Woman Under The Influence (1974), The Conversation (1974) and Amadeus (1984).
First up is Elia Kazan’s teenage melodrama Splendor in the Grass (1961), which from that description alone sounded like something I’d hate, but actually… I liked it. A lot. So stay tuned: it’s coming up soon!
Blind Spot Series: 2020 Edition
Are you taking part in this year’s challenge? Leave your blog or social media profile bellow!
If you already posted a few movies, link them in the comments and I’ll add them
to their respective Blind Spot Series articles, which are coming in the next few days.