Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Epic Idea



I had an epic idea today that's probably going to take me years to accomplish, possibly even more than a decade. I thought it'd be fun to go back to 1979 and watch movies from each year of my life that I either missed or would've watched had I been older &/or allowed to watch them.

Some things are obviously going to be hard to find, but I'm sure Netflix has a lot of them. I'll probably just stick with what I can find on there. And I won't watch EVERY movie from every year, but rather just try to find the iconic ones or top box-office ones and also the ones I remember from then (whether or not I've seen them). I think it'd be interesting to learn the cultural context around movies that I do remember (like The Apple Dumpling Gang) - like, what else was popular then - what society was like then, etc.

So much of even what I did watch from that era was watched way after it actually came out, so it'll be interesting to get a better feel for each decade and what movies were like then, as a whole. I might throw in tv shows too, since I didn't really watch much tv until the later 90's. I think it'd be fun to learn some of cultural references to those shows that I miss because I've never seen them. I want to find music from each year as I'm going along too, and listen to them to really get into the mood of those years. :)

In order to document it all, I've started a blog called Nostalgia Lane, that will chronicle my journey through the end of the 70's, and on into the 80's and 90's. I'm really curious to see actors that I know now acting in movies when they were younger. Should be fun! ;) Join me if you like. I don't want to clutter up this Just Jen blog with 1970's movie trivia, so meet me over at Nostalgia Lane if this is something you're interested in!

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