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Winter plans

In less than a month my first term as a PhD will be over and I will be back in Oregon. This term has been eye-opening for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is figuring out my goals and aspirations for the future. It is a bit broad, but in the humanities I’m paid to dream big.

Really entering into film studies has opened me up to the amount of films I would like to see in the future. There are countless classics and many films from Europe I need to see, but that will take a lifetime. In the coming months I also want to frequent the theater more. With finals and the last week of classes I will feel guilty pulling myself away, but in the coming weeks I want to park myself in a dark theater auditorium as frequent as possible.

Some of the big films on that list include (in not particular order)

The Descendants

Hugo

Warhorse

The Muppets

Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

The Artist

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Tin Tin

Carnage

Rampart

Shame

Tyrannosaur

My Week With Marilyn

(Oh and I have a real interest in finishing my Woody Allen filmography)

While it will be hard to see each film, the pursuit is half the fun. It is nice to know there is always something more out there. Something to strive for, something to keep the senses tingling and the interest up.

Until next time, cheers!

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