Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Films Watched Stats and Other Sundries

We'd like to interrupt the 1980 Project wrap-up currently in process to look at my film watching stats for the recently completed year. Personally, this was a particularly emotionally draining and sad year for me. Interestingly though, my film viewing seriously increased from the last two years, perhaps due to life generally making me a bit anti-social leading me to stay in and take comfort in the form of cinema.

Not all the year was bad, I made my first trip to Europe (France and Italy) in May, note below how that month featured the least amount of films watched but even then we caught a few repertory screenings in Paris and I watched five films on the flight back to America (thanks mainly to my lack of sleeping on airplane abilities and the book I brought on the plane not being all that compelling), and materialistically this was the year I finally got an HD television and Blu-Ray player, allowing me to watch films on Netflix Instant directly on my television, not to mention high-def cable channels (love you MGM HD!).

For the 2009 stats post, click here.
For the 2008 stats post, click here.

Total Number of Films watched in 2010^ : 352 (an impressive increase of 64 films from 2009)

First Film Watched: Monkey Business (1931, Norman MacLeod)
First Film Watched Theatrically: Antichrist (2009, Lars Von Trier)
Last Film Watched: The Town (2010, Ben Affleck)
Last Film Watched Theatrically: Tron Legacy (2010, Joseph Kosinski)

Films Watched for the first time: 231
Films Watched for the second time: 72
Films Watched for the third or more time: 49

By Decade:

Pre-1930s: 1
1930s: 8
1940s: 10
1950s: 18
1960s: 31
1970s: 63
1980s: 80
1990s: 18
2000s: 73
2010s: 50

Method of viewing

DVD: 164
Blu-Ray: 34
Netflix Instant: 50
Theatre: 59
Online (YouTube, Hulu, etc.): 3
Cable/DV-R: 39
Airplane (watched on a little screen behind a seat from the US to Europe): 3

By month: January: 28
February: 29
March: 30
April: 26
May: 22
June: 30
July: 32
August: 28
September: 33
October: 36
November: 30
December: 28

By Country: United States: 241
Italy: 22
United Kingdom: 22
France: 15
Japan: 12
Canada: 11
Germany: 11
Australia: 3
Spain: 3
Mexico: 2
Sweden: 2
Korea: 2
Argentina: 2
Denmark: 1
Poland: 1
Turkey: 1
Czech Republic: 1

Directors Who I Saw three or more films by in 2010:

John Landis: 7 (Spies Like Us, Into the Night, Three Amigos, Amazon Women on the Moon (co-directed), Coming to America, Oscar, Innocent Blood)

Dario Argento: 6 (Deep Red, Suspiria, The Card Player, Opera, Inferno, Jenifer)

David Cronenberg: 5 (Shivers, Scanners, Rabid, The Brood, Fast Company)

Kinji Fukasku: 4 (The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor or Humanity, Death Match in Hiroshima, Proxy War, Police Tactics)

Werner Herzog: 4 (Fitzscarraldo, Where the Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons of Darkness)

Howard Hawks: 4 (A Song is Born, Ball of Fire, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Man’s Favorite Sport)

John Carpenter: 4 (Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, The Thing, Starman)

Hal Ashby: 3 (The Last Detail, Lookin’ to Get Out, Being There)

Martin Scorsese: 3 (Taxi Driver, Shutter Island, Raging Bull)

J. Lee Thompson: 3 (Cape Fear, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes)

Sam Fuller: 3 (Underworld USA, Pickup on South Street, Crimson Kimono)

Sergio Corbucci: 3 (The Great Silence, Django, Navajo Joe)

Larry Cohen: 3 (It’s Alive, It Lives Again, Black Casear)

And to give equal due to the boob tube:

Television Series Completed in 2010 (some of these shows started their season in 2009, or I began watching the DVDs prior to 2010): 18

Mad Men: Season Two (2008)
It’s Gary Shandling’s Show: Season One (1986-87)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Four (2008)
Star Trek: Season Two (1967-68)
Community: Season One (2009-10)
Lost: Season Six (2009-10)
Mad Men: Season Three (2009)
The State: Complete Series (1993-95)
Justified: Season One (2010)
The Rockford Files: Season One (1974-75)
Seinfeld: Season One (1990)
Eastbound and Down: Season One (2009)
Seinfeld: Season Two (1990-91)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Five (2009)
Mad Men: Season Four (2010)
Eastbound and Down: Season Two (2010)
Boardwalk Empire: Season One (2010)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Six (2010)

With the exception of the Seinfeld and The State, everything was a first time viewing of the entirety of the noted season.

Over the next week or two, I will intersperse my books read and favorite pre-2009 films watched for the first time in 2010 lists with the 1980 Project wrap-up. And hopefully I will be able to swing the extra 13 films in 2011 to get the total up to an average of a film a day.

What did you watch in 2010?

^ Some rules: Films have to meet the standard Academy rule of being at least 45 minutes in length to count as a full length film. I must see the movie from beginning to end, so catching the last hour of a ninety minute movie would not be counted. Made for TV movies count, however, two hour TV pilots/finales do not count unless it was presented as a film in some capacity (for example: the 1970s pilot of Battlestar Galactica was shown theatrically so it was counted). Each viewing counts, so if I saw a film twice, each viewing counts as a film watched.


Mummbles said...

very impressive list, most of my friends have marveled that I saw 223 movies but you almost did a movie a day!

Wesley said...

Holy Guacamole, Kevin! That is a lot of movies...wowsers.

Wesley said...

I just realized that my comment came across sounding like Joel... oh well.

Unknown said...

I can beat that number. So far in 2010, I've watched 2 movies.

Unknown said...

oops, i mean 2011.

Colonel Mortimer said...

If y'all think I watched a lot of films, check out this guy who saw more than twice the amount of films than I:

Michael, when you say you meant 2011, did you mean you saw 2 films so far in 2011 or you saw 2011 in 2010 =)

Related Posts with Thumbnails