My name is Dan Quitério,
film blogger, awards specialist, and sometime filmmaker. I launched the170
in 2011 as a means of providing a platform to discuss my thoughts on the state of cinema—both contemporary and classic. Among the features I’m most excited about is the “Anatomy of a Short Film” page, which tracked my progress as I developed my short film, “In-Kind,” through all stages of production. My hope with this section is to share insights throughout the challenging and rewarding filmmaking process.
The name “the170” is derived from a list of 170 films I culled in 2003 from a variety of sources, most prominently among them American Film Institute’s original “100 Years … 100 Movies” list. My goal was to watch all 170 films by my 30th birthday—a goal that I reached.
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