Class of 2019
Jason Tucker | dustybits | José Chalupa
I have put this year's challenge together in response to the news that the challenge's founder, Disgustipated, will no longer be its purveyor as he is beginning work on his next novel. I have done my best to capture the spirit of Disgustipated's challenge without repeating topics included in the previous years of the challenge. I certainly cannot claim to have put together something as phenomenal as the lists Disgustipated has in the past, but I know there is a community on Letterboxd looking forward to 2019's edition of this challenge, so I wanted to attempt to keep some of the magic going. Good luck everyone! I look forward to seeing your lists and following your progress throughout the year!
From the pioneers of film to post-digital trailblazers, the aim of this challenge is to take you on an adventure through the history of film.
This challenge will take place across the 52 weeks of 2019. Each week will address a new topic that will provide signposts through your journey. The goal is to watch at least one film each week that will expand your experience of film.
The syllabus can be found below. Each weeks topic will be accompanied by a link to a list of suggested films but feel free to choose any film that you feel meets that week's subject.See the List notes for weekly dates and tags.
Here are the links to the 2018 and 2017 challenges. Feel free to mix and match this year's topics with either of the last two years'. Or do them all!
Make sure to comment on this list with a link to your list so you can be included in the description.
1. Each week you must watch the film that you have selected for that week's topic;
2. After having watched each film you must write and post a review of at least five sentences;
3. Ensure that you tag each film with the challenge tag FSDO2019. Also make sure you tag it with the weekly tag, for example, FSDO2019Week1. This will enable other students to find your reviews;
4. Read other student's reviews and share comments with one another.
- All of these rules are voluntary;
- If you are unable to watch the listed movie in any given week you can skip it or watch it later;
- Feel free to make up your own topics for any given week if you dont like the existing topic or if you are unable to gain access to a movie that fits it;
- Feel free to change any movie on your list at any time. The availability of a film often makes this necessary;
- If you don't like writing reviews you don't have to. Maybe comment on other people's reviews so you can still be a part of the dialogue (although you don't have to do that either).
- Ultimately, the only rule is to have fun!
The Weekly Topics (Also in Notes)
Week 1 - Actor - Louise Brooks - Filmography or Clara Bow - Filmography
Week 2 - Genre - Horror - Silent Horror (1913-1928) - Examples
Week 3 - Movement - French Impressionism (1918-1929) - Examples
Week 4 - Studio - Universal Pictures - Universal's Monsters - Examples
Week 5 - Auteur - Jean Renoir - Filmography
Week 6 - Movement - German Weimar Cinema (1919-1933) - Examples
Week 7 - Composer - Alfred Newman - Filmography
Week 8 - Genre - Western - The Dying Western (1930s) - Examples
Week 9 - Production Designer - Cedric Gibbons - Filmography
Week 10 - Movement - Third Reich Cinema (1933-1945) - Examples
Week 11 - Actor - Humphrey Bogart - Filmography
Week 12 - Auteur - Ernst Lubitsch - Filmography
Week 13 - Editor - Daniel Mandell - Filmography
Week 14 - Movement - British New Wave (1950-1969) - Examples
Week 15 - Composer - Dimitri Tiomkin - Filmography
Week 16 - Genre - Documentary - Early Documentary (1922-1955) - Examples
Week 17 - Auteur - Yasujirō Ozu - Filmography
Week 18 - Cinematographer - Boris Kaufman - Filmography
Week 19 - Movement - Golden Age of Japanese Cinema (1950-1963) - Examples
Week 20 - Studio - RKO Radio Pictures - Examples
Week 21 - Writer - Ernest Lehman - Filmography
Week 22 - Actor - Simone Signoret - Filmography
Week 23 - Movement - Soviet New Wave - Examples
Week 24 - Auteur - Jacques Demy - Filmography
Week 25 - Genre - Western - Acid Westerns - Examples
Week 26 - Costume Designer - Danilo Donati - Filmography
Week 27 - Movement - New Chilean Cinema - Examples
Week 28 - Producer - Carlo Ponti - Filmography
Week 29 - Writer - Robert Towne - Filmography
Week 30 - Auteur - John Cassavetes - Filmography
Week 31 - Genre - Thriller - 70s Conspiracy Thrillers - Examples
Week 32 - Studio - American International Pictures - Examples
Week 33 - Auteur - Chantal Akerman - Filmography
Week 34 - Cinematographer - Vittorio Storaro - Filmography
Week 35 - Actor - Klaus Kinski - Filmography
Week 36 - Genre - Horror - Giallo Horror - Examples
Week 37 - Movement - Chinese Fifth Generation - Examples
Week 38 - Auteur - John Carpenter - Filmography
Week 39 - Studio - Studio Ghibli - Examples
Week 40 - Genre - Crime - Neo-Noir - Examples
Week 41 - Production Designer - Richard Sylbert - Filmography
Week 42 - Cinematographer - Robby Müller - Filmography
Week 43 - Auteur - Wong Kar-Wai - Filmography
Week 44 - Movement - New French Extremity (1991-2011) - Examples
Week 45 - Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman - Filmography
Week 46 - Editor - Paul Hirsch - Filmography
Week 47 - Auteur - Sofia Coppola - Filmography
Week 48 - Genre - Horror - Korean Horror - Examples
Week 49 - Composer - Alexandre Desplat - Filmography
Week 50 - Movement - Bollywood New Wave (199-Present) - Examples
Week 51 - Genre - Christmas Movies - Examples
Week 52 - Auteur - Lynne Ramsey - Filmography