Cairo Station (1958)

So in 2020 we stayed in… a lot - and I watched a lot of films - more than in any year since I’ve been keeping a log (and I can’t imagine any year before then when I saw more). Here’s a quick summary.

  • I watched 389 films
  • The average score of the films I watched was 5.89 / 10
  • I saw 0.79% of them on the big screen
  • and watched almost a quarter of them on Talking Pictures TV
  • 57% of the films I watched were from before I was born
  • 7 were animated and 31 were musicals
  • 88.9% of films were in English
    other langugaes:
    • Bengali (1)
    • Polish (2)
    • Japanese (2)
    • Arabic (4)
    • Telegu (1)
    • Finnish (1)
    • French (10)
    • Russian (1)
    • German (1)
    • Hindi (8)
    • Spanish (2)
    • Silent (8)

All the films I rated ten were films I’d seen before

  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  • Underground (1928) that was one of the three on the big screen film!
  • Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)

The highest rated film I’d not seen before was

  • Cairo Station (1958, Youssef Chahine) which got a nine