Film School Dropout: A 2017 Year-Long Challenge

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My Letterboxd friend Disgustipated has given all of us a particularly ambitious challenge to tackle in 2017; an entire year-long challenge, in fact, broken up by a theme per week, subjects that would typically be tackled in your average film-school history class. I've decided to be even more ambitious than this by picking seven movies per weekly theme instead of just one, essentially giving me a film per day to tackle over the entire year (which comes out to even more than 365, because of loading up during weeks devoted to short films), although be aware from the outset that I doubt I will be tackling each and every one of them. My plan is…

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  • A Nightmare
  • The Vanishing Lady
  • After the Ball
  • Panorama pris d'un train en marche
  • The Temptation of St. Anthony
  • The Four Troublesome Heads
  • Cinderella
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Kingdom of Fairies
  • The Impossible Voyage
  • The Conquest of the Pole
  • The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)
  • Tables Turned on the Gardener
  • Gertie the Dinosaur
  • The Rounders
  • Coney Island
  • A Dog's Life
  • Hard Luck
  • The Kid
  • The Champeen
  • Safety Last!
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Freshman
  • The Gold Rush
  • Mighty Like a Moose
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Big Business
  • The Music Box
  • Modern Times
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • From Morn to Midnight
  • Destiny
  • Phantom
  • Shadows
  • Metropolis
  • Das Stahltier
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Treasure Island
  • Captain Blood
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • Kino Eye
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Devil's Wheel
  • The End of St. Petersburg
  • Zvenigora
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Earth
  • It Happened One Night
  • My Man Godfrey
  • You Can't Take It With You
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Lady Eve
  • Under the Roofs of Paris
  • L'Atalante
  • Grand Illusion
  • Pépé le Moko
  • Port of Shadows
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Children of Paradise
  • Underworld
  • The Big House
  • Little Caesar
  • The Public Enemy
  • Scarface
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • The Mayor of Hell
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Rebecca
  • Dial M for Murder
  • To Catch a Thief
  • The Trouble with Harry
  • Topaz
  • Ossessione
  • Rome, Open City
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • La Terra Trema
  • Umberto D.
  • Europe '51
  • La Strada
  • Double Indemnity
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Key Largo
  • The Naked City
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Stranger
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • The Immortal Story
  • F for Fake
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • The 400 Blows
  • Breathless