Day 240: ‘Trying to Compute where my Head is but I think my Body is stuck in the Sand’

‘Trying to Compute where my Head is but I think my Body is stuck in the Sand’

Don’t know what to do. I’ve been mesmerized by a book produced by Time Out, a magazine, I believe, that publishes articles on general things; and does capsule reviews of films. Their book 1000 Films to change your life (2006)¬†has an interesting section called¬†100 to watch.

And guess what? It has changed my life. I’ve expanded my 100 films yet again to include someone else’s 100 films. I should count up the films in common and list those that aren’t.

I don’t know what film to watch next or which director to take on next. I’ve got twenty-one weeks to go and I’ve been distracted by another Top 100 Film list although that is not exactly how Time Out titles it, but essentially that’s what they’re saying. It is like they’re proposing these are 100 of the Best Films Ever Made. The implication is definitely that these are all excellent, brilliant or important films. I think I’m going to watch Sonatine (1993) which I spotted in Lane Cove Library’s collection and remembered as being on their list, made by Japanese director Takeshi Kitano who I’ve never heard of.