30 Day Film Challenge: Day 30

Your Favorite Film This Time Last Year

Killer of Sheep is tied with Bringing Up Baby as my favorite film. I don’t see that ever changing with these two movies. I became enamored with Killer of Sheep when I was researching for my thesis two summers ago and I have only become more intrigued by this film.

To me, Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, which is a series of vignettes set in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, is the greatest American film ever made. The vignettes, the music, the performances, everything works together to form an expose on American life that hasn’t been seen in American cinema before or since. (I wrote a longer essay on Killer of Sheep, which you can read here.)

With this, I am done with the 30 Day Film Challenge and thank goodness. I was terribly bored with it these last few days. How do you think I did?

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