Monday, July 14, 2008

My Life in Films

OK, here we go again. Danny Fisher tagged me to do my life in films (inspired again by The Onion A.V. Club Blog), and again, I'm a film fan so I'm in. His list is pretty darn good -- some things on his list are among my all time favorite films.

Once more, however, my list will be much longer, being an old fart and such.

1967: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey
1969: Easy Rider (but Midnight Cowboy is a close second)
1970: M*A*S*H
1971: A Clockwork Orange
1972: The Godfather (What's Up, Doc? is a close second)
1973: Mean Streets
1974: The Godfather, Part II (Chinatown is a very close second)
1975: Nashville
1976: Taxi Driver (can't believe this lost "best picture" to Rocky)
1977: Eraserhead
1978: The Deer Hunter
1979: Apocalypse Now
1980: Raging Bull
1981: Taps (so shoot me, I liked this film)
1982: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1983: Videodrome (but looking back, Koyaanisqatsi is a better film)
1984: Birdy (Blood Simple is a close second)
1985: Brazil
1986: Sid and Nancy
1987: Full Metal Jacket
1988: Dead Ringers & Drowning By Numbers (tie)
1989: Sex, lies, and videotape & Baxter (tie)
1990: Goodfellas & Dreams (tie)
1991: Naked Lunch (The Fisher King is a close second)
1992: Reservoir Dogs
1993: Three Colors: Blue & Schindler's List (tie), (Short Cuts close behind)
1994: Farinelli Il Castrato & Pulp Fiction (the high and the low of culture) -- The Ref would make my favorite Xmas movie list
1995: The City of Lost Children
1996: Secrets & Lies & The Pillow Book (tie)
1997: Lost Highway (The Sweet Hereafter close second)
1998: American History X
1999: Being John Malkovich & Fight Club (tie)
2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (loved Pollock & Remember the Titans though)
2001: Spirited Away & Atanarjuat (tie)
2002: Hero
2003: Whale Rider
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (loved I ♥ Huckabees too)
2005: Travellers and Magicians
2006: The Fountain & The Departed (tie)
2007: 300
2008, so far, Iron Man

Yeah, I know, lots of ties and mentions of other films. It's just too hard to pick only one for some years.

I tag ~C4Chaos (again) and Jay.

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