Watching An Entire Genre

There are some genres of movies of which it would be nigh impossible to watch all of the examples of that genre. Looking on IMDb for the keyword “vampire” returns 2102 titles; far too many to watch them all (and it would mean watching the Twilight Saga). 

Last night, I did watch the final movie in a very specific genre – “Films about teams from the SF East Bay who have record winning streaks”. There are 2100 less movies in this genre than IMDb’s vampire count. I have seen Moneyball, a film about the Oakland A’s 20 game streak on a couple of occasions. Last night, I saw When the Game Stands Tall, that tells the story of De La Salle High School in Concord, who had a 151 game winning streak – the longest in American Football. The film is less about the streak than it is a story about being a team.

A couple of weeks ago I saw an entire genre in one night. I can now say that I have seen every full length film shot in Saudi Arabia. This is a genre with a single entry, albeit a gem with real emotional heft; Wadjda.

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Published in: on 14 December, 2014 at 8:45  Leave a Comment  

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