New Year Movie Experiment

by Gabriel Novo on December 28, 2011 · 4 comments

in Movies, Personal

Flickr - Castro Theater - CaDeltaFotoI’m a movie nut in all conceivable ways.  If allowed, I would spend thousands of dollars to build up my DVD collection, in a single purchase… every couple of months.  One of the few topics I still speak passionately about is film and my knowledge of it is more encyclopedic than my knowledge of Information Technology (shhh, don’t tell anyone).  My ultimate goal, which I’m actively working on, is to become involved in the film industry (creating and producing not acting or directing).  Movies have always been a natural extension for a kid who’s been obsessed with stories since the moment he could read.

Reflecting on all this I asked myself, Just how fanatical am I about movies?  My answer is this little experiment which I will start conducting on January 1st:  I will keep a log of every single movie I watch for the entirety of 2012.  I’ll also keep track of their run times in order to determine how many hours of my life I’ve spent consuming film.  The idea came to me when I stumbled across an old list I kept from when I first bought my plasma TV.  I was trying to determine when I had crossed the first 200 hours of use which is when plasma TVs are most prone to burn in.

It’ll be interesting to see just how much of my life is dedicated to movies.  Quite possibly it’s one of those sobering statistics that no one pays attention to until someone crunches the numbers.  Hell, I hope I have the dedication to keep on track from an entire year.  Compiling statistics is not what I would consider a good time, but hopefully I can bring some of my RPG nerdiness to bear and it’ll keep me motivated.

Are you just as nutso about films as I am? Want to join me in this experiment? Let me know in the comments or shoot me a tweet @gabrielnovo. If you enjoy these articles then have them delivered to your inbox.

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Ed Fisher
December 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I not only accept your challenge, I raise you a 42 second movie review blog post for every movie watched. What say you?


Gabriel Novo
January 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I’m not sure if I’ll make reviews, but I will write up milestone posts for when I hit 100 hrs, 500 hrs, etc. On a side note, the first movie I watched in the new year was “I Am Legend” with the alternate ending.
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Damaris February 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

So, it’s February 11th. How many hours have you spent watching films so far?
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Gabriel Novo
February 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I’ve running behind on my next post, but I’ll be putting up a January summary and then continue to have a summation for each month.
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