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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

366 MOVIES, SHORT 362
I was going to write a little something about Zeb Navarro's "366 Days, 366 Movies" project, in which the intrepid Zeb would devote 2004 to watching one movie per day, with a theater (or theater-like) setting being the only requirement. It was just the type of kooky adventure I like to see (other) people embark upon.

However...

The most recent review Zeb posted was on his viewing of The Triplets of Belleville, which he posted on Sunday, January 4th. Today is Tuesday, January 6th. As of this writing, there's no sign of a review or movie for yesterday, not even in the archives. Which means, apparently, that Zeb has blown it, not even a week into the new year.

Way to go, Zeb!

Actually, I don't know if he's got contingencies for this, like watching two films in one day to make up for it. But it seems like he's already broken the desired day-by-day chain, if indeed he was shooting for the same experience as found in Kevin Murphy's "A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey". That tome was Zeb's inspiration for this in the first place.

As I said, it was a kooky idea. I like movies, probably more than the average person; but there's no way I could take sitting down to one every single day, let alone make time out for it. Zeb probably should have taken the same approach that Otis Fodder did with his 365 Day Project, which was a collaborative effort among a bunch of people (in fact, Zeb actually participated in the 365 Day Project). Share the load!

UPDATE: Looks like it's not quite dead, but it's not quite up to date either. Zeb's posted a review of Peter Pan today, January 7th; but the date posted on the review is the 5th. Whatever.