CATEGORIES Movie NewsBack in April, the UK film site LoveFilm polled 1500 people and found that nearly four out of every five lie about having seen a classic film in an effort to "impress people." The most notoriously fibbed-about films? 'Casablanca,' '2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'Taxi Driver,' 'Reservoir Dogs' and -- topping the list with nearly 30 percent of respondents saying they have never seen it -- 'The Godfather.' (Who are you people? See 'The Godfather' already!) What Edgar Wright is currently planning in conjunction with the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles has nothing to do with LoveFilm's poll of philistines, but it's part of the same cloth. Wright is screening a series of classic films he's never seen, and he wants fans to let him know some of their more surprising cinematic black holes.
Beginning on Friday (Dec. 9) and carrying on through eight nights, Wright and the New Beverly will screen 18 films -- all in original 35mm prints -- for the low cost of $8. The catch is that Wright hasn't seen the films himself, and wants to experience them with movie fans to create a communal experience.
Now the 'Scott Pilgrim' director has taken to his blog to expand the conversation. What classic movies have you never seen? It's OK -- you don't have to be embarrassed. "If someone has not seen something amazing, I say 'Envy those virgins,'" Wright wrote.
Indeed. Which is where you come in, dear Moviefone readers. Have you gone through life without experiencing '2001'? Is 'Carnal Knowledge' still a mystery to you? Does the name Michael Corelone carry little-to-no meaning? Let us know below!
If you're in the Los Angeles area, head over to Edgar Wright Here for more on the New Beverly Cinema experience.
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