I wanted to let everyone know about a new service I will be offering. I have created a separate blog named Lists from Chip. The goal of it is to provide tracking lists of movies for people to refer to or to use for themselves. Many people are using one list or another for recommendations on movies to see. They will be able to find most of them here.
You may be wondering, “What’s the big deal? I’ve been able to create lists on IMDB and Amazon for years and I can track them on the new Letterboxd site I am beta testing.” This thing is, on all of those sites you have to go to the trouble of creating the list. Sure, someone else may have already made the list you want, but you have to find it among the millions of other lists on those sites. They also require internet access, which may be constant if you live in a big city, but which is less reliable the further out in the country that you get.
If you find a list on Lists from Chip that is interesting to you, you can easily save it to your computer and have it with you at all times. This also means you can customize it for your unique use.
Why am I doing this? I just started actively working from the 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book. I bought a copy way back in 2003 and I had checked off in it which movies I had seen. I recently joined an organization of bloggers who review movies from the book. (You can find much more about it, as well as the blog club that has been formed, by reading my post on it here.)
I needed a better way to track what I had seen, had reviewed, that the club had reviewed, etc., so I built my own tracking sheet. I also researched what movies I had yet to see that were available via Netflix. At some point a light bulb went on over my head and I realized there were probably others that would like to have a tracking sheet like this, but didn’t have the time to build it. I was going to post it on this site, but then I stopped to think about other lists I had used over the years. Why not share those, too? I kept going with these ideas and the result is the new Lists from Chip site.
You will find the tracking sheets grouped into 10 categories:
1. 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (and Related Genre Lists)
2. They Shoot Pictures Don’t They
3. 14 Year Weighted and Consolidated IMDB Top 250 List (1998 – 2011)
4. American and British Film Institute (AFI and BFI) Lists
5. Oscars and Golden Globes
6. Film Awards from Countries Outside the
7. Film Festivals
8. Publishing Company Lists
9. Miscellaneous Film Lists
10. Critics’ Lists – I have none now since these are part of the larger They Shoot Pictures Don’t They list, but I wanted to have a placeholder post in case I decided to do some in the future.
When you get a chance, please check out this new service and leave comments on the various posts for any mistakes you may find, or ideas on how to improve the service.
I have added a permanent link to this new site just below the Home link in the column to the right.