Although the 366 conquest is all about relishing in all things cinema, there are a few rules that you have to commit yourself to if you want to reach the euphoric pleasure dome of excessive movie watching.
1) 366 movies, 366 days, that’s all you’re getting. If you’re square eyes are getting a little strained, it might be worth taking a day break and rediscover your life before 366. Reading, bike rides, and eating are all good options. However, if you do miss a film, you have to make it up at another point before the end of the year. If you get to December 30th and you’ve only seen 340 films, you better get some coffee on the go.
2) “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Don’t forget to use the #366movies hashtag on Twitter. This will be a great space to follow your process, write minuscule bullet reviews, and seek advice from other film enthusiasts on today’s screening. It’s a cyclical deal, so make sure you keep up with blog entries as much as you can. Let us know your recommendations and how you’re finding the process.
3) Expect the unexpected - don’t expect too much. Although the task at hand is a celebration of film, it would be naive to miss out the industries absolute ponies. Whether it’s the latest Zack Schneider movie, a schmaltz-fest revolving about the tribulations of an excessively chatty pet, this year will herald cinema in all it’s diversity.
4) With great power comes great responsibility Although I might not be making it sound like the makings of the best your of your life, you won’t realise how awesome this feat is until you can look back at the year, flick through your note pads, and take a gander over your newly formed film collection. To get there, you have to see all 366.
5) Get a LOVEFiLM film rental account, or equivalent. By far and away the best way of accomplishing your mission impossible, plus it won’t get you thrown into piracy prison. Find out more here.
PS - 366 films as 2012, whilst also being the supposed cataclysmic end of the world, - in which case the #366movies project will be pretty worthless, unless you’ve watched this. File in the afore mentioned turd basket.
I guess that’s it from me. I’m off to go see a film. Get used to that phrase, you’ll be using it 366 times this year. May the force be with you.