There are so many ways to choose a movie! As some say, Netflix‘s robots are clever enough to suggest you new movies you’d like. Good.
As I don’t really move with the times, I like to choose, therefore I don’t watch any “Channels”. So I build “chain of movies”.
This game says : choose a movie, then find any link to another movie which will be the next.
Some chains are obvious : same director, or same year. Those are easy (all Bergman’s movies, all 1961 movies, all Ava Gardner movies) but you quickly dead end, right?
Chose directors of photography – you can then talk or think about the light in the movies. Reading books, watching the bonuses… Culture.
One of my best travels : Adaptations of Tennessee Williams plays at the cinema (Entertainment made a page on this : http://ew.com/gallery/tennessee-williams-movies/ )
Increase freedom : invent a new link after each movie.
From the last Star Wars you can watch Looper (same director), or Paterson (Actor : Adam Driver). After Patterson, another Jarmusch : Only Lovers Left alive… Ending in Morocco… Hmmm?
Stay with an Actress a few movies long (Emily Blunt). Stop with Edge of Tomorrow. Appreciate the light (Dion Beebe is the Director of Photography). Therefore watch Collateral (double link: Tom Cruise), the great Memoirs of a Geisha (music composed by John Williams : great! – He’s old therefore you can explore the past : go to Sugarland Express).
Choose the composer, but also the State. Thus, you could spend a month watching movies happening is West Virginia or… Tuscany, right?
OK, t’was my game. It’s an artifice to discover movies you wouldn’t have thought of.
What’s the tool, toolbox blogger?
Mmhh… How to organize things to get lost on purpose… in order to discover newness. OK.
Have a nice day!