Chain won a narrow victory in upvotes (and we ended up with an odd number of participants so that kinda sealed the deal). I have heard the wisdom in giving extra time for watching, so the new tentative plan is to have a landing page for “unwrapping” on Monday, July 23rd, so there’s a week for tracking down and an extra weekend for watching.
You will GIVE TO the person AFTER (i.e. UNDER) your name. I’ve included a handy key for preferred services after each name. I also recorded a video of the drawing (out of a cowboy hat, natch) which I will upload in the event somebody tries to call shenanigans. The Ploughman does not trade in shenanigans.
Please have a title to your recipient below this post in the next 24 hours, so they have time in case they need to return it. When someone gives you a title, please acknowledge you have received it. Then watch the title given to you before the 23rd and be ready to post a little something about it (doesn’t have to be long or eloquent, but something so the person giving it knows you saw it).
You do not need to state a reason for “returning” a title, but please do so only in the event you’ve seen it, cannot get access to it, or have some visceral/triggering objection to it. If the person you have given a title returns it, please provide them a new title in a timely manner. In the event of two returns I’d suggest sending a short list they can pick from.
Any details beyond that you can work out with your recipient and/or giver. Have fun![update: All movies have been gifted! We will unwrap next Monday, July 23rd. Watch whenever you get the chance, but please hold off on reporting your thoughts until the post that day.]
A Talking Banana?! (Planet of the Vampires)
Cornelius Thoroughgood (Tower)
Balthazar Bee (Wonderstruck)
Rosy Fingers (Johnny Guitar)
Babalugats (Idiot Box)
Gillianren (Max Fleischer’s Superman)
ZoeZ (The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!)
Son of Griff (Paterson)
The Ploughman (Sid Davis “mental hygiene” shorts)
DJ JD (The Act of Killing)
The Narrator (Endless Summer 2)
pico (20th Century Women)
Drunk Napoleon (Irma Vep)
Julius Kassendorf (Pokemon: The First Movie)
Conor Malcolm Crockford (Female Trouble)
wallflower (Green Room)
Jake Gittes (Runaway Train)
Miller (Only Angels Have Wings)
The Voice… (Drug War)
vomas (Dream Team)
Ruck Colchez (Tabloid)
glorbes (Stalag 17)