Film fans: most shocking gap(s) in your viewing history?
Film fans: most shocking gap(s) in your viewing history?: Three years ago, my friend S., an astounding film geek who'd seen *thousands* of films, mentioned that he'd never seen The Wizard of Oz. I was stunned, but then I started thinking...which gaps in my film-viewing history would widen the eyes of other film lovers, or people who think of me as a movie-obsessed freak? (Heh..) When I mention I haven't seen certain films (yet!), which are those that I might mutter furtively? :-)
Most titles that immediately come to mind would only raise the eyebrow of another film fan, but I'm trying hard to think of some really popular ones (like Lord of the Rings, Jaws, etc.) that would shock someone who *only* hangs out at the multiplex. I've given myself about five years' leeway on recent films, since I rent a lot of the newer stuff on DVD.
Sooo...some that I came up with are:
Black Hawk Down
Any of the Tomb Raider movies (I'm in no hurry)
Pierrot le fou
The Big Parade
Of course, there are plenty more that I can imagine, but these are a handful.
Do you have a "list of shame"? ;-P
The "strikeout" feature...you know, like the one for italics (i) or paragraph (p) but with an "s" in between the two brackets ? --- doesn't appear to be working for me, so I've simply started removing my "list of shame" titles that I've now seen. :-)
Update 3/29/12: Removed "any film by Satyajit Ray" -- I've now seen three, and look forward to more!