About the Author
Welcome to “Life in Colour,” a somewhat fascinating, sometimes informative, and always procrastination-worthy blog series tracking my challenge to watch the 100 Greatest Films of All Time.
(This blog is the intersection of history, writing, cinema and being a twentysomethingyearold with too many online outlets in which to rant - all right up my alley, of course)
Much to my surprise, I have one person in particular to thank for this idea... Donald Trump. i know, i know. Pity accepted; free drinks preferred. [This is the only time in my blog series I'll get political. Scout's Honor]. In response to a speech he made during his run for the GOP nomination, a colleague of mine had posted the famous speech from Charlie Chaplin's film "The Great Dictator" (1940). After watching that film clip, three times in a row no less, I realized then how my life was just a series of one bad Netflix movie after another. I had let quality be sacrificed for convenience. And I desperately wanted to change that.
Thus, the challenge to watch the 100 Greatest Films of All Time* began.
Good lord, does this mean I'll have to visit movie stores (do they even still exist)? I'ts like 1996 all over again.
If you want the full story on the idea's humble beginnings, read about it here.
To view the list of what I deem to be the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time and for the nitty-gritty behind how I narrowed it down (It wasn't easy.) - check this out.
Outside of blogging and movie-watching, I’m a 24 year old female who calls Dallas, TX home (with an undeniable Minnesota cadence to prove that wasn’t always the case). I'm one of those people with a 3-legged rescue animal, except mine's fully legged, short one ear. That's my lifelong #wcw we're talking about, my cat Murphy. Since this is the traditional 'about me' section, I feel compelled to say: Salsa. Chips & Salsa. That is all.
*This blog contains as little movie spoilers as possible. But, no promises.
Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) - 1948, Italian
FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE:
A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry,...on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.
- Citizen Kane