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Question of the Day (QOTD) is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a film/TV-related question that we put to you, the reader. The comments section below is like the feedback box at work; except, in this example, we actually read what you write and care about what you have to say.
We have over 100 years of movies with thousands of movies released each year across multiple genres and platforms. It’s impossible to watch everything that is out there even with all the access we have at our fingertips in this day and age. We all have our go-to movies though and areas of expertise. Those movies we are going to make sure we watch because they are in our favorite genre, come from our favorite era, have our favorite actor or director attached, etc. And because of that, there are areas of cinema that we are not able to give our full or even a little attention too.
So the question I ask today is: What is your biggest blind spot in film history?
Is there a certain genre or decade you would like to dive into that you haven’t yet? Is it a franchise or world cinema? A particular director or actor?
For me, it is the “Golden Age of Hollywood” (1920-1960). MOstly, I have seen the biggest horror movies and animated movies from that era but as far as silent films, noirs, westerns, and slapstick comedies are a huge blindspot for me. I have been trying to work on that the past few years by forcing myself to watch some of the most talked about films of that era. There are a lot more misses than hits but I have come to appreciate some actors and filmmakers of that time.
I’d like to hear about areas of film that are blind spots for you and why? Is it something you want to even try to take the plunge into?
So what about you, folks? What is your biggest blind spot in film history?
I’ll see you in the trenches.