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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2008, 04:26:50 PM »

1981: pixote

love it!  as well as the eclectic list (and reminds me i still need to watch Wild Reeds (which i still think of now and then)).  i'll submit my list soonish.
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2008, 12:33:30 PM »
Since i don't keep lists of films watched, have a poor memory, and am somewhat prone to shifts in taste, this is (a) very incomplete, (b) likely to change quite a bit, and (c) quite heavy on a few directors (that i like, though wouldn't necessarily say i like as much as their representation here might suggest).    i currently have some years blank and some with more than a #1 and an Alternate, the titles are listed in order of my current preference.  i feel like i'd like to include something more from Tarantino than Grindhouse, but can't quite do it.  likewise, i always feel i have a fondness for Van Sant, but don't really love any of his films that much (i think).  hopefully i'll think of returning to this as a place to keep record:


1970: Wanda
1971:
1972:
1973:
1974: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (i'm thinking of adding Je, tu, il, elle, but feel like i should rewatch it)
1975: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; Salò; Shivers
1976:
1977: Rabid; Eraserhead
1978: Dawn of the Dead
1979:
1980: The Elephant Man
1981:
1982:
1983: Videodrome; L'Argent
1984: Stranger Than Paradise
1985: Day of the Dead
1986: Blue Velvet
1987: The Princess Bride; Wings of Desire; Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
1988: Dead Ringers
1989: Roger & Me
1990: Paris is Burning
1991: Night and Day; Until the End of the World
1992: Orlando
1993: Boxing Helena
1994:
1995: Safe; Dead Man
1996: Rosetta
1997: Lost Highway
1998: What Farocki Taught
1999: The Straight Story; Holy Smoke; Ghost Dog; Romance; The Matrix; The Virgin Suicides
2000:
2001: Fat Girl; Trouble Every Day
2002: Man Without a Past; Friday Night; The Son
2003: Good Bye, Dragon Inn; In the Cut; The Brown Bunny; Finding Nemo
2004: Before Sunset; Anatomy of Hell
2005: L’Enfant; Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2; Land of the Dead; Brokeback Mountain; Hostel
2006: I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone; Shortbus; Inland Empire; The Hills Have Eyes
2007: SiCKO; Into the Wild; Grindhouse; Hostel: Part II; The Bourne Ultimatum
2008: i am looking forward to My Winnipeg :)
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But I wish the public could, in the midst of its pleasures, see how blatantly it is being spoon-fed, and ask for slightly better dreams. 
                        - Iris Barry from "The Public's Pleasure" (1926)

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2008, 05:26:24 PM »
1975: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1976: Kings of the Road

1977: Killer of Sheep

1978: The Tree of Wooden Clogs

1979: Tale of Tales

1980: Airplane!

1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982:The Thing

1983: Death and Transfiguration

1984: This is Spinal Tap

1985: Back to the Future

1986: The Terrorizer

1987: Full Metal Jacket

1988: Die Hard

1989: Do the Right Thing

1990: An Angel At My Table

1991: A Brighter Summer Day

1992: The Long Day Closes

1993: Dazed and Confused

1994: Hoop Dreams

1995:Heat

1996: Nenette et Boni

1997: Happy Together

1998: The Thin Red Line

1999: Ratcatcher

2000: In the Mood for Love

2001: What Time Is It There?

2002: Friday Night

2003: Cafe Lumiere

2004: 2046

2005: Three Times

2006: Children of Men

2007: The Assassination of Jesse James

2008: 35 Shots of Rum

2009: White Material

2010: NY Export: Opus Jazz
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2008, 05:50:13 PM »
Great list Verite.
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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2008, 07:15:58 PM »
1974 The Conversation, alt. Young Frankenstein
1975 Jaws, alt. Picnic at Hanging Rock
1976 Harlan County, USA, alt. All the President's Men
1977 Star Wars IV, alt. Annie Hall
1978 Days of Heaven, alt. Superman
1979 Alien
1980 Empire Strikes Back , alt. Airplane!
1981 Chariots of Fire, alt. Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Blade Runner
1983 The Right Stuff, alt. Return of the Jedi,
1984 This is Spinal Tap, alt. Amadeus
1985 Brazil, alt. Back to the Future,
1986 Tampopo
1987 The Princess Bride, alt. Babette’s Feast
1988 The Thin Blue Line, alt. A Fish Called Wanda
1989 Say Anything, alt. When Harry Met Sally
1990 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, alt. Cyrano de Bergerac
1991 The Commitments, alt. What about Bob?
1992 Howard’s End, alt. Enchanted April
1993 Three Colors: Blue, alt. Groundhog Day
1994 The Madness of King George, alt. Muriel’s Wedding
1995 Cry, the Beloved Country, alt. Richard III
1996 Trainspotting, alt. Fargo
1997 Waiting for Guffman, alt. Grosse Pointe Blank
1998 Little Dieter Needs to Fly, alt. Rushmore
1999 The Matrix, alt. The Winslow Boy
2000 Memento
2001 In the Bedroom, alt. Amelie
2002 Punch Drunk Love, alt. In America
2003 Pieces of April, alt. Triplets of Belleville
2004 Primer, alt. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 Grizzly Man, alt. Brick
2006 Volver,  alt. Science of Sleep
2007 I’m Not There, alt. Zodiac
2008 ?

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2008, 12:09:23 AM »

1998 Little Dieter Needs to Fly, alt. Rushmore


Totally forgot about Little Dieter, good one.

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2008, 12:18:17 AM »
Happy to provide recommendations for skjerva...  :D

1970: The Conformist
1971: Two-Lane Blacktop
1972: Cabaret
1973: Marilyn Times Five
1976: Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
1979: 'Breaker' Morant
1981: Coup de torchon
1982: The Secret of NIMH (hey, it's not Disney!)
1989: Black Rain
1994: Il Postino
1998: Eternity and a Day
2000: Joint Security Area

Really reaching to find something new on some of those years.  Case in point: I've never seen Eternity and a Day, but I needed something.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2008, 12:59:30 AM »
Happy to provide recommendations for skjerva...  :D

1970: The Conformist
1971: Two-Lane Blacktop
1972: Cabaret
1973: Marilyn Times Five
1976: Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
1979: 'Breaker' Morant
1981: Coup de torchon
1982: The Secret of NIMH (hey, it's not Disney!)
1989: Black Rain
1994: Il Postino
1998: Eternity and a Day
2000: Joint Security Area

Really reaching to find something new on some of those years.  Case in point: I've never seen Eternity and a Day, but I needed something.

pixote

thanks, feel free to keep 'em coming :)  i've only seen Black Rain and Il Postino from that list, and neither makes the cut.  i've been trying to rent Two-Lane Blacktop for a while but facets' three copies are are always out when i go in :(
But I wish the public could, in the midst of its pleasures, see how blatantly it is being spoon-fed, and ask for slightly better dreams. 
                        - Iris Barry from "The Public's Pleasure" (1926)

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2008, 01:16:34 AM »
Great list Verite.

Thanks, Matt.

I really love a lot of your choices including the others from 1996 you mention - Stop Making Sense, Big Night, You Can Count on Me, the Christopher Guest movies,  and Secrets & Lies - especially Big Night.

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Re: A Film For Every Year
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2008, 04:11:46 AM »
thanks, feel free to keep 'em coming :)  i've only seen Black Rain and Il Postino from that list, and neither makes the cut.

Yeah, they wouldn't make the cut for me either.  Well, Il Postino maybe; I'm ridiculously attached to that film.  But basically Red, Wild Reeds, Hoop Dreams, and Pulp Fiction had already been mentioned for 1994, so it was tough to come up with something new.  1989 was even harder.  Close-Up and Do the Right Thing had already been mentioned, and I couldn't convince myself to include Glory.  I love that film, but I have serious doubts about how it will hold up to a fresh viewing.  So I went with Black Rain mostly just because I'm a sucker for black-and-white cinematography.  :)  (I probably should have clarified earlier that I'm not talking about the Ridley Scott film, which happens to be from the same year and is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine, but rather the Shohei Imamura film.)

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.