Looking at the films coming out in time for Spring 2012, I was wondering if we wanted to have a themed day (possibly replacing foreign film Thursdays, as there aren’t too many quality foreign films coming out)?
A few thoughts/options:
Re-live the “Century of Cinema” from Spring 2011.
Since the Oscar winners are announced on 23rd Feb, we could go with a theme along the lines of: Week n, A film that won n Oscars.
From the history of the awards, that would give a list including options (for example) of:
1: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Third Man, Top Gun, Alien.
2: The Exorcist, Philadelphia, Speed, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Apocalypse Now.
3: Jaws, Rocky, The Godfather, Avatar.
4: Annie Hall, The Departed, No Country for Old Men, Platoon.
5: American Beauty, Braveheart, Doctor Zhivago, Gladiator, The King and I, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Silence of the Lambs.
6: Chicago, Forrest Gump, The Godfather Part II, Star Wars.
7: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List.
8: Cabaret, Gandhi, My Fair Lady, On the Waterfront, Slumdog Millionaire.
9: The English Patient, Gigi.
10: Gone with the Wind, West Side Story.
Alternatively, we could use some upcoming releases to make either a week, or day throughout term of one director’s greatest hits:
Eg: Martin Scorsese (Hugo and George Harrison: Living in the Material World new out) has: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Colour of Money, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island to choose from.
Or Steven Spielberg (The Adventures of Tintin) could feature: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal for our delectation.
Doing any of these options would allow us to show 10 classics and really make the most of our digital projector