I remember coming across an extensive blog that was nothing but analysis of The Shining
from this one single person. One of their theories was that each cut in the film was determined by something else, that if you looked at the length of each cut there was some greater meaning to be understood.
Actually, after a little searching I've found it now, it's here:http://jonnys53.blogspot.com/
It seems crazy for the most part, yes, like the work of a genuinely mentally unsound person, but still I find there's something admirable about this kind of dedication and obsession.
On a similar sort of note, there's this:http://lawrenceandjulieandjulia.blogspot.com/
Julie Powell managed to cook/blog her way through all 524 recipes in Julia Child's cookbook in a year, learning valuable life lessons along the way. I hope to learn as much, if not more, by watching the film Julie & Julia every day for a year.
365 days. 365 viewings of Julie & Julia.
That may be well known, I don't know, but I only heard about it recently. I don't think he's going about it the right way, I see he talks about watching the film on mute with music playing at times, but the idea is something. To watch the same movie every day would be extremely difficult, it seems to me, but to watch one movie just once each week doesn't seem like so difficult a task and yet if you followed it through after a year you will have watched this movie 52 times. To have watched any movie that many times seems like it would have an interesting and in some way beneficial effect and so I'm thinking of quietly doing that soon. You wouldn't want to do it with a favourite film, I think you'd ruin whatever love you have for it, but, say, a lesser film from John Ford, something like that.