THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
I had such an amazing time putting together the list of films this month. It has been an exciting exploration of films I have enjoyed over the years, and a few that I didn’t.
I’m also including one last film for this month, because I want to, and I happen to be watching it right now while putting this summary post together. The 2004 film The Polar Express doesn’t have a category right now, but it’s such a wonderful movie. I was a fan of the book by Chris Van Allsburg ever since I was a boy and was so glad to be able to share the wonderful book with my own kids as they’ve grown up. The film is an excellent adaptation of the book, expanding on the story where it makes sense, yet keeping the main essence of the story when it comes to believing in the magic of Christmas.
We are past Thanksgiving and as the calendar turns to Christmas, it’s time to look ahead to this wonderful season of giving and loving. I understand that some have more than others, but I also feel like this time of year is when people reach out to help their neighbors more than usual. In this year of exceptional need, be sure to help your neighbors if you can.
Here is the full list of films covered this month with their categories. Each is linked back to the original article in case you missed anything throughout the month.
Day 1-The first film you remember watching – Dumbo
Day 2-A film you like that starts with the first letter of your name – Jurassic Park
Day 3-A film that has more than five word – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Day 4-A film with a number in the title – SE7EN
Day 5-A film where a character had a job you want – Apollo 13
Day 6-Your favorite animated film – Inside Out
Day 7-A film that you will never get tired of – Inception
Day 8-A film where you like the soundtrack more – The Score
Day 9-A film you hate that everyone liked – Napoleon Dynamite
Day 10-Your favorite superhero film – The Dark Knight
Day 11-A film you like from your least favorite genre – Get Out
Day 12-A film that you hate from your favorite genre – Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Day 13-A film that put you in deep though. – 1917
Day 14-A film that gave you depression – The Green Mile
Day 15-A film that makes you feel happy – Cool Runnings
Day 16-A film that is personal to you – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Day 17-Favorite film sequel – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Day 18-A film that stars your favorite actor/actress – Léon: The Professional
Day 19-A film made by your favorite director – E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Day 20-A film that changed your life – The Matrix
Day 21-A film that you dozed off in – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Day 22-A film that made you angry – Athlete A
Day 23-A film made by a director that is dead – Rear Window
Day 24-A film you wish you saw in theaters – Star Wars
Day 25-A film you like that is not set in the current era – Gladiator
Day 26-A film you like that is adapted front somewhere – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Day 27-A film that is visually striking to you – Gravity
Day 28-A film that made you feel uncomfortable – 8MM
Day 29-A film that makes you want to fall in love – Serendipity
Day 30-A film with your favorite ending – Hitch
Day 30 – A film with your favorite ending
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?