Tuesday, December 23, 2003

For whatever deep-rooted childhood trauma that caused it, I'm fascinated by lists. Checking, counting, the whole deal. For instance, the Village Voice's new Take 5 film poll. Out of the top 20 films I've seen three, though at least eight more showed in my town (and there are a few titles I have no idea whether they were here or not: I do pay attention but they were either sounded so uninteresting I didn't give another thought or they slipped in and out). At least two more are scheduled within the next few weeks. For the top 50 I can add three more films, up to top 100 add six more. Oddly enough I've even seen three films on the undistributed list thanks to the miracle of imported DVDs.