Welcome to The Motion/Captured Must-See Project.
I started this last year, and it got side-tracked as the end of the year came hurtling towards me.
I haven't abandoned it, though, and starting now, and continuing this year, we're going to make this an every Thursday part of the blog. I decided to do the first 26 entries on the list as an alphabetical A-Z run, and so today, we continue that. Once I reach "Z," though, we'll be opening it up to whatever I consider appropriate. Sometimes it'll be themed to things happening in pop culure, sometimes it'll just be something on my mind, but each and every week, I hope to write about a film I consider an essential part of the education of any true film freak.
One of the sad things about the Academy's decision to move the honorary awards to a separate ceremony is that most of America has no idea that Roger Corman is now an Oscar winner. And as far as I'm concerned, it's long overdue. Corman's impact on American cinema is impossible to estimate, but if you erased every person he ever helped get started in this industry, the last 40 years of film would look totally different. Like many people, I was shocked byhow dismissive much of the reaction to the award was in print and online, and I was particularly struck by just how wrong Eric Snider's complete dismissal of Corman was, but his opinion is probably closer to what the general public feels when they hear the name, if they know who he is at all.