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Jan. 4th, 2006 @ 03:26 pm Proposal for the Community
Following up on an exchange I had in this post, I wanted to propose an idea to get the community up and running again.

Perhaps rather than voting on a specific movie each month and selecting it, the mods (I'm happy to volunteer as one-the more, the merrier) could propose a genre for the month and make suggestions on examples of movies in that genre. What movie the community member suggests would be up to them. I think this will help expose the community to a wide variety of movies, exploring types of films they may not have seen before, but giving people more options to participate.

What I envision is a mod announcement of the theme each month, and then posts of suggested films, film reviews, discussion questions, trivia, etc. Off-theme notes and recommendations would always be welcome.

For themes, we could go with "out of the box" . . . rather than just saying "Action Films," we could do "films with great car chases," rather than "independent films," "indie films by first time directors," etc.

What does everyone think?
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From:filmgrrrl
Date:January 5th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm in. I'd like to see this community up and running again.
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From:phillyexpat
Date:January 5th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! Any suggestions for a first theme?
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From:filmgrrrl
Date:January 6th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
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How about films by a certain director that aren't his/her "well known" films? Like Rope by Hitchcock or Paths of Glory by Kubrick... that kind of thing. So just leave it open to the viewer and they report back on what they found.

It would be best to make it a challenge and request that the viewer choose a film they haven't seen before.
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From:phillyexpat
Date:January 7th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
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I loved Paths of Glory! And I like the idea of films one hasn't seen before.

I can putter around with some sample userinfo this weekend.
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From:andthenbuyfood
Date:January 5th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm in, too. I believe I joined up yesterday. Plus this would be a good way to reconsider both new and old films (I'm a sucker for making "if you liked this, you might like this" type lists).
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From:phillyexpat
Date:January 5th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Excellent. I love those lists too.

What do you think we should do first?
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From:andthenbuyfood
Date:January 5th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Indie films by first-time directors would be interesting and a bit of a challenge, at least for me. Or maybe something like Big Time Actors in Small Time Films? That could be a good awards-season lead-in, since so many Movie Stars decide to go indie in search of an Oscar.