Saturday 7 July 2012
Halfway through the year, it's time for statistics! Specifically, I was wondering what I've been watching this year. So here's a few notes on the year so far, broken down by month:
I suspected that I'd watch few films with my favorite actors in them, as I've already seen most of their movies. (How many movies has Bruce Campbell been in that I haven't already seen?) That has proven to be roughly the case. The following list shows the actors I've seen the most each month, and the number of films I watched them in.
- January: Justin Timberlake (2)
- February: Jason Bateman, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Conroy, Jane Lynch, Fred MacMurray (2)
- March: The Twilight Saga cast (4)
- April: Natalie Wood, Keenan Wynn (3)
- May: Joel McCrea (3) [not coincidentally, McCrea was TCM's Star of the Month in May]
- June: Mickey Rooney (3)
- Total: Allen Covert, Anna Kendrick (5)
Definitely, I have a preference for comedies. I've seen 47 movies I've categorized as comedies and 36 dramas. In only two out of six months, I've seen more dramas than comedies. In those two months, comedy was the runner-up category.
So far, the only month in which I've seen multiple movies by the same director was February, when I saw the original A Star Is Born and the very excellent The Ox-Bow Incident, both by William Wellman. While I've seen multiple films by 10 different directors, I've yet to see 3 films from any single director.
The only month in which I've seen multiple movies from the same writer was March, when I watched the 4 Twilight Saga movies adapted for screen by Melissa Rosenberg. After watching 163 movies, I've seen multiple movies from only 3 different writers.
We'll take another look at the films at the end of the year and see who ends up atop the pile.