If you're struggling to find something, a lot of the films are on Youtube. Check the comments, I've compiled a list of examples, and I'd be more than happy to repost it on request.
Class of 2021
Steve Geiler | irmina | Stampede | Jason Tucker | Julia | Jacob Martin | BreizhAsh | juanjo99 | Suzanne Scherrer | Andy Smart | okcordero | Jayce Fryman | Charles Asselin | Elena & ratprt | dellaposta | Livy | João Gilberto Oliveira | Sparkyfox | Justin Morlock | Tas | sailordanae | Muffintree | Dennis St.-P.- | Isaac | Jennifer Creamer | JordanJurcyk | Aurora | Qui | Fake Shemp | Fabian | jumpacat | Roxxstar | diana | Mark Salamon | Fernanda Reinert | Austin | Steve P | Varsha | 𝔞𝔟𝔦𝔤𝔞𝔦𝔩 | Damfino | King | Patrick Walsh | Tyler | Gideon Bear | angela roveda | Oliver Sanchez | André | Jeff & Michelle | sarahkreager | Cannon | stevosmito | Arijit Paul | harleyxivy | Fatt Fucc Dumbass | MaddieRose | Jon Jarocki | Knosis | kushegga | Nami | leroymarko | Reddirtrenegade | Carl | SF_HRM94114 | Ron Kelland | Splutter | Jacob Pettry | Mrin | Carl Lilienberg | aya | maddy | Eric Proffit | Raw | Todd Perry | Scott | Mike Topper | Alex Simeon | Sam | vinicin | tomwillis | Claggart | Kody Coats | Tom Morton | fred_zissou | Ethan Marx
Five years of the Film School Drop Outs challenge, I can hardly believe it! A big thank you to Disgustipated for starting it off, his successor Bobby Jones for keeping it alive, and Steve Geiler for hosting last year's challenge (my first one)! As well as Steve, much thanks to ratprt, Aurora, and irmina for offering suggestions for this year's challenge. It might just be the most fun I've had with a Letterboxd challenge, and when I heard that the baton was being passed along, how couldn't I give it a shot myself? I hope that I live up to the legacy that they've created, and that this is another enjoyable 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 2021. 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 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 challenges. Feel free to mix and match this year's topics with either of the last three 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 should write and post a review of at least five sentences;
3. Ensure that you tag each film with the challenge tag FSDO2021. Also make sure you tag it with the weekly tag, for example, FSDO2021Week1. 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 don't 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 01 - Auteur - Lois Weber - Filmography
Week 02 - Actor - Asta Nielsen - Filmography
Week 03 - Auteur - Victor Sjöström - Filmography
Week 04 - Awards - 1st Academy Award Nominees - Nominees
Week 05 - Auteur - Buster Keaton - Filmography
Week 06 - Actor - Misao Seki - Filmography
Week 07 - Auteur - Aleksandr Medvedkin - Filmography
Week 08 - Actor - Margaret Lockwood - Filmography
Week 09 - Auteur - Michael Curtiz - Filmography
Week 10 - Actor - Dolores del Rio - Filmography
Week 11 - Auteur - Powell & Pressburger - Filmography
Week 12 - Movement - Maoist Cinema - Examples
Week 13 - Auteur - Vittorio De Sica - Filmography
Week 14 - Composer - Akira Ifukube - Filmography (Note: He didn't compose anything for Holy Motors or Shin Godzilla, those just used his tracks from Godzilla (1954))
Week 15 - Auteur - Oldřich Lipský - Filmography
Week 16 - Actor - Haruko Sugimura - Filmography
Week 17 - Auteur - Youssef Chahine - Filmography
Week 18 - Awards - Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award - Winners
Week 19 - Auteur - Alan Resnais - Filmography
Week 20 - Movement - British Teleplay - Examples
Week 21 - Actor - Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon - Filmography
Week 22 - Auteur - Larisa Shepitko - Filmography
Week 23 - Composer - Michel Legrand - Filmography
Week 24 - Studio - Svenska Ord - Filmography
Week 25 - Auteur - Richard Lester - Filmography
Week 26 - Movement - Third Cinema - Examples
Week 27 - Actor - Hsu Feng - Filmography
Week 28 - Auteur - Tomás Gutiérrez Ale - Filmography
Week 29 - Composer - Angela Morley - Filmography
Week 30 - Auteur - David Cronenberg - Filmography
Week 31 - Movement - Australian New Wave - Examples
Week 32 - Awards - Razzies - Golden Raspberry Award - Winners
Week 33 - Auteur - Govindan Aravindan - Filmography
Week 34 - Studio - Dong-a Exports - Filmography
Week 35 - Auteur - Jan Švankmajer - Filmography
Week 36 - Movement - Kazakh New Wave - Examples
Week 37 - Auteur - Walter Salles - Filmography
Week 38 - Actor - Vanessa Redgrave - Filmography
Week 39 - Awards - Annecy Animation Film Festival Winners - Examples
Week 40 - Auteur - Deepa Mehta - Filmography
Week 41 - Actor - Kang Soo-yeon - Filmography
Week 42 - Auteur - Mohsen Makhmalbaf - Filmography
Week 43 - Studio - Madhouse - Filmography
Week 44 - Auteur - Takashi Miike - Filmography
Week 45 - Auteur - Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Filmography
Week 46 - Movement - Video Mixtapes - Examples
Week 47 - Actor - Gael García Bernal - Filmography
Week 48 - Auteur - Haifaa al-Mansour - Filmography
Week 49 - Awards - Palm Dog Awards - Winners
Week 50 - Auteur - Nabwana I.G.G. - Filmography
Week 51 - Actor - Eugene Domingo - Filmography
Week 52 - Auteur - Naoko Ogigami - Filmography
Extra Challenge - Teacher's Pet: My Favourites - List