I wish every day began with Oscar nominations, but the obvious reality is that Oscar season will come and go. And while there is nothing I can do to maintain fall weather year round or extend Christmas beyond December, there is something I can do to stretch Oscar season beyond February, which is why I decided to create this blog called “The Best Picture Project.”
Essentially, “The Best Picture Project” entails watching and writing about every film that has won the Oscar for Best Picture. Originally, I thought I would watch every film ever nominated for Best Picture, but then I realized that amounts to over 500 films. So I decided to scale it down to a more manageable size.
This whole endeavor may prove to be a total waste of time, while exposing the depths of my amateur abilities as a writer. And who knows, this idea may have already been done to death and far better than this attempt. But whether this cinematic journey is disappointing or not, I know I’ll be able to look back and say that I saw some pretty great films along the way. And for me, there are few things in life that make me happier than seeing a truly great film.