Wednesday, July 20, 2005

My Favorite Movies by Era

Here's a blogmeme I can dig, courtesy of Bill Sherman. I may not have a memory for such trivialities as birthdays, anniversaries, business appointments, funerals and such, but I can damn well remember what my favorite movies were when I was a high school sophomore.

early 80s - War of the Worlds, Forbidden Planet, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

late 80s - The Haunting, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Playtime, Dr. Strangelove

early 90s - Brazil, Monty Python's Meaning Of Life, A Clockwork Orange, Duck Soup, Delicatessen, The Fisher King, Richard III (w/ Sir Ian McKellen), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

late 90s - Diplomaniacs, Munchhausen (1943 UFA), Paths of Glory, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Traffic, Jimmy the Boy Wonder, Soup To Nuts, The City of Lost Children

early 00s - The Mothman Chronicles, The Beatniks, Psyched by the 4D Witch, Waiting for Guffman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kiss Me Deadly


Blogger Bill said...

Some cool selections that I'd forgotten. (How could I miss City of Lost Children when I'd thought of Delicatessan?) But I wanna read your write-up on Psyched By the 4D Witch. . .

10:15 AM  
Blogger Aaron Neathery said...

God bless Victor Luminera. It's a beautiful thing, so detached from reality as we mere mortals understand it that it's likely to induce out-of-body experiences in viewers. Or flashbacks. "Psyched" is the cinematic equivalent of the music of The Shaggs.

I wish Jeunet and Caro would team up again. Nothing Jeunet has directed on his own has grabbed me the way "Delicatessen" did back in 1991.. a near perfect film.

12:16 PM  

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