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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #130 on: September 26, 2011, 01:41:53 PM »
Pretty generic list... Need to see more films.

1993: Schindler’s List
1994: Pulp Fiction
1995: Se7en
1996: Trainspotting
1997: Boogie Nights
1998: The Big Lebowski
1999: Election
2000: Requiem for a Dream
2001: Mulholland Drive
2002: Talk to Her
2003: Return of the King
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005: Grizzly Man
2006: Children of Men
2007: No Country For Old Men
2008: Man on Wire
2009: Inglorious Basterds
2010: The Social Network
2011: Beginners (with Drive as a close second)

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #131 on: September 27, 2011, 10:50:14 AM »
My list of films that are special to me, one for each year of my life.  It goes without saying that if I had to make this list again tomorrow, it would be completely different.  I have provided alternate titles for some years, but not all.  (Hey - some years were better than others.  8))

1967:  The President's Analyst (alt: In the Heat of the Night)
1968:  The Party (alt: Where Eagles Dare)
1969:  The Wild Bunch (alt: On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1970:  MASH (alt: Rider on the Rain)
1971:  The Hospital   (alt: The Omega Man)
1972:  The Godfather   (alt: The Mechanic)
1973:  The Long Goodbye   (alt: High Plains Drifter)
1974:  The Godfather Part 2  (alt: The Longest Yard)
1975:  Jaws   (alt: The Killer Elite)
1976:  The Bad News Bears  (alt: All the President's Men)
1977:  Close Encounters of the Third Kind  (alt: Annie Hall)
1978:  Invasion of the Body Snatchers (alt: The Silent Partner)
1979:  Winter Kills  (alt: The Onion Field)
1980:  The Stunt Man  (alt: Dressed to Kill)
1981:  Cutter's Way  (alt: Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1982:  The Thing  (alt: Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1983:  War Games  (alt: Local Hero)
1984:  The Terminator  (alt: Sixteen Candles)
1985:  Fletch  (alt: PeeWee's Big Adventure)
1986:  Blue Velvet  (alt: Big Trouble in Little China)
1987:  Raising Arizona  (alt: Withnail & I)
1988:  Beetlejuice  (alt: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
1989:  Drugstore Cowboy  (alt: Casualties of War)
1990:  Miller's Crossing  (alt: Trust)
1991:  Naked Lunch  (alt: Terminator 2)
1992:  The Player  (alt: Husbands and Wives)
1993:  Groundhog Day  (alt: Nightmare Before Christmas)
1994:  Nobody's Fool  (alt: Pulp Fiction)
1995:  Dead Man Walking  (alt: Clueless)
1996:  Scream  (alt: Tin Cup)
1997:  The Game  (alt: Starship Troopers)
1998:  The Big Lebowski  (alt: Run Lola Run)
1999:  eXistenZ  (alt: 10 Things I Hate About You)
2000:  High Fidelity
2001:  Shaolin Soccer  (alt: Spirited Away)
2002:  Femme Fatale
2003:  Elf  (alt: Kill Bill Volume 1)
2004:  The Incredibles  (alt: Kill Bill Volume 2)
2005:  The Forty Year Old Virgin
2006:  V for Vendetta
2007:  Hot Fuzz  (alt: Zodiac)
2008:  In Bruges
2009:  Inglorious Basterds  (alt: Coraline)
2010:  The Social Network  (alt: Let Me In)
2011:  Hanna
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #132 on: September 27, 2011, 02:03:12 PM »
Yes! Another one who was born in 1967!

Your list and my list have very little in common. But then I didn't only pick good movies for my list, I picked movies that somehow reflected "me".

Your "me" is different from my "me" and that's just as it should be. Sure makes for more interesting reading.
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #133 on: September 27, 2011, 02:50:34 PM »
Yes! Another one who was born in 1967!

Your list and my list have very little in common. But then I didn't only pick good movies for my list, I picked movies that somehow reflected "me".

Your "me" is different from my "me" and that's just as it should be. Sure makes for more interesting reading.

Lobby - I like your list quite a bit!  Many of them could have been on mine if I'd simply been in a different frame of mind; others are movies that I want to see but haven't gotten around to yet. 

That's my favorite part about checking out other people's lists - they help reinforce my desire to catch up on movies that I somehow missed out on and also help put others that I am totally unfamiliar with firmly on my radar. 

By the way - as I was reading your list, "Quadrophenia" completely jumped out at me.  The Who helped me get through my adolescence somewhat unscathed. 
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #134 on: September 27, 2011, 09:32:18 PM »
My list of films that are special to me, one for each year of my life.  It goes without saying that if I had to make this list again tomorrow, it would be completely different.  I have provided alternate titles for some years, but not all.  (Hey - some years were better than others.  8))

1977:  Close Encounters of the Third Kind  (alt: Annie Hall)
1985:  Fletch  (alt: PeeWee's Big Adventure)
1987:  Raising Arizona  (alt: Withnail & I)
2004:  The Incredibles 
2008:  In Bruges
2009:  Inglorious Basterds

Mr Brown I'm liking you more every day.  Plus you make me feel young.  :)
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #135 on: September 27, 2011, 11:28:45 PM »
My list of films that are special to me, one for each year of my life.  It goes without saying that if I had to make this list again tomorrow, it would be completely different.  I have provided alternate titles for some years, but not all.  (Hey - some years were better than others.  8))

1977:  Close Encounters of the Third Kind  (alt: Annie Hall)
1985:  Fletch  (alt: PeeWee's Big Adventure)
1987:  Raising Arizona  (alt: Withnail & I)
2004:  The Incredibles 
2008:  In Bruges
2009:  Inglorious Basterds

Mr Brown I'm liking you more every day.  Plus you make me feel young.  :)

Happy to oblige! 
Kevin: Yes, why does there have to be evil?

Supreme Being: I think it has something to do with free will.

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Verna: I suppose you think you raised hell.

Tom: Sister, when I've raised hell you'll know it.