I'm quite keen to start, but I think we should wait for feedback from the other members on the rules.
I'm also feeling the pressure of being first up, I've had a little look at my dvds, and it's going to be hard to get it down to just 3, and I'd really hate to suggest films that you've all seen.
Anyway, let's wait for Strapped and Expat to reply about the rules, then I'll get to seriously thinking about the 3 titles.
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Not really, there are still places for sub-members.
I'm not sure I'm happy with the term "sub-members." It sounds rather elitist, in a we're the cognoscenti, you're not kind of way.
Might I suggest there are no sub-members? That way, places have been allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Should one member leave, a space will open up.
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Yes, I didn't get round to saying that but I agree. It sounds like it's heading down the line of the Stanford experiment! It's an open forum so anyone can join in with suggestions and comments on the films. The six thing is more just to make the selection process manageable, as I see it.
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I couldn't think of another way of wording it at the time, but what I meant was all contributors that are not us.
I can see I'm ploughing a minefield here with Strapped.
Ummmm. I agree with Strapped and Ben.
We can always expand the 6 if it's viable.
All fine. (Apart from the sub-members clause.)
Would members be interested in supplementary reading on issues of film history and film style that might inform group discussion. (All reading must be downloadable in PDF form or available via Google Books.) Things shouldn't get too heavy. I'm thinking one book chapter or journal article per-month.
People might not fancy that at all, but I think it would be helpful to contextualise the films.
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You should never plough a minefield, unless you're into extreme sports.
If others would like to, then why not. personally, I'd rather just watch the films and discuss in my limited way.
Seriously though, I am getting the impression that the plan is to meet in each others homes for each months discussion. It will be difficult for me to travel to the uk for meetings, but I can attend virtually through skype or maybe facetime.
Even so, next summer, maybe if there was interest, we could hold a meeting in Toulouse, where copious quantities of wine, cheese and confit de canard could easily be arranged.
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So, we all seem to be onboard, we're all aware of the rules, should I make my 3 title selection?
It's an open forum so anyone can join in with suggestions and comments on the films. The six thing is more just to make the selection process manageable, as I see it.
I agree. We couldn't close off discussion, even if we wanted to. Maybe the six should be regarded as a film selection panel rather than members.
Go for it BBB!
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