LAMB #1967 – The Movie Crash Course

by Jay Cluitt · June 19, 2019 · New LAMB · No Comments

Site name

The Movie Crash Course

Site URL

Twitter Handle


How many contributors do you have?

Just me



Site Rating


What is the main focus of your site?

My attempt to watch through every movie that has ever been in any edition of the 1001 MOVIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE series, and my untutored reactions to each film.

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?

I’ve always liked movies, but never really LEARNED much about them. Then a couple years ago Adam Savage remarked in his podcast that “the best way to learn more about movies is just to watch them and talk about them with people.”  So….pretty  much, that’s what I’m doing.

Do you prefer an interactive community for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers the students?

I’d love more interaction. So far it’s just been me yammering, but I’m starting to get feedback in the comments – and that, combined with IRL discussions with people, is teaching me much.

How long has this site been active for, and how frequently do you post updates to your site? (Note: sites must be active for at least three months for entry to the LAMB.)

At its current location, 4 months, but the first 150 entries have all been moved over from my general interest blog where they were for 2 years running.  I usually post at least 2 entries a week (depending on how frequently I get my DVDs from Netflix).

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).

Lost in Translation
Call Me By Your Name

Name a movie you hate.


How did hear about the LAMB? If it was a LAMB, do you recall which one?

I follow a podcast that’s a member of the site.

Is there an article on your site you are particularly proud of that you would like the LAMB to promote?

Olympia (1938)

Other question

I have some experience as a theatrical stage manager and literary manager for a company that did older American plays.  That has made me very aware of what an audience “brings to the party” when they come to see something.  So I always try to take into consideration whether my own reaction to something I’m watching may be because of my personal background, my beliefs, current events, etc., and whether that may be affecting my reaction.  If I think I’m not giving a movie a fair shake because of a “filter” on my own part, I try to call that out.


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