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Your Favorite Films Per Decade....

 
 
Reply Sat 13 Nov, 2010 11:58 pm
What are you (or some of your) favorite films if you were to create a grouping of small sublists broken down by decade? Fill out some or all of the decade lists and chose 3 of your favorite films from the poster above your reply.

Top film from the 10's :
Top 2 films from the 20's :
Top 3 films from the 30's :
Top 4 films from the 40's :
Top 5 films from the 50's :
Top 6 films from the 60's :
Top 7 films from the 70's :
Top 8 films from the 80's :
Top 9 films from the 90's :
Top 10 films from the 00's :

OKAY... I'LL BREAK THE ICE AND GO FIRST:
1910's
Ask Father (1919)

1920's
Safety Last! (1923)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)

1930's
Le Million (1931);
Duck Soup (1933);
My Man Godfrey (1936)

1940's
Casablanca (1942)
Hamlet (1948)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Fantasia (1940)

1950's
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
12 Angry Men (1957)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Rashomon (1950)

1960's
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1966);
Battle of Algiers (1966);
Z (1969);
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968);
Fahrenheit 451 (1966);
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

1970's
Chinatown (1974);
Apocalypse Now (1979);
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977);
MASH (1970);
Stalker (1979);
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975);
High Plains Drifter (1973)

1980's
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981);
Grave of the Fireflies (1988);
The Natural (1984);
Aliens (1986);
The Princess Bride (1987);
The Last Emperor (1987);
Beetle Juice (1988);
Das Boot (1981);

1990's
Ghost In The Shell (1995);
The Silence of the Lambs (1991);
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993);
Fargo (1996);
Groundhog Day (1993);
Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993);
Babe (1995);
Chungking Express (1994);
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994);

2000's
Spirited Away (2001);
In The Mood For Love (2000);
Sideways (2004);
Amélie (2001);
My Architect (2003)
Russian Ark (2002);
Carlos (2010);
Tokyo Godfathers (2003);
Children of Men (2006);
Cold Souls (2009)
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:01 am
I'll have to do a bit of thinking (& date checking!) before I can properly respond, tsar.

Are those your choices above? (If so, I thoroughly endorse Chinatown. Fantastic film!)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:04 am
@msolga,
All my choices indeed! Jack Nicholson makes an excellent private dick in one of cinema's greatest film noir classics.
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:25 am
@tsarstepan,
He did, indeed, tsar.
But the ending of that film!
The first time I saw it ... I was in a state of shock for ages afterwards!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:36 am
@msolga,
Forget it MsOlga! It's Chinatown! Neutral
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:39 am
@tsarstepan,
Indeed, tsar.
Sigh.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 12:48 am
@tsarstepan,
Forgive this indulgence, tsar, but I couldn't help myself ...
Ah, it's brought it all right back!
(Gonna have to watch it again, really soon!)

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Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 09:56 am
@tsarstepan,
I like your picks. For the 90's decade, I'd have added Shawshank and Schindler...for the 80's, Cinema Paradiso would have been at the top of my list. (And, if I could only have one, Cinema would be it).
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
Tsar, I don't want you to think I've forgotten this thread.
I haven't.
But ... it has turned out to be such a daunting task, figuring out my favourite films from all these decades! Momma mia!
I actually started last night, & went a little bit nutsy in the process. (Seriously. Smile )
So many films. So many periods I know next to nothing about. Confused

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Top film from the 10's :
Top 2 films from the 20's :
Top 3 films from the 30's :
Top 4 films from the 40's :
Top 5 films from the 50's :
Top 6 films from the 60's :
Top 7 films from the 70's :
Top 8 films from the 80's :
Top 9 films from the 90's :
Top 10 films from the 00's :
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:47 pm
1960's The Graduate.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:52 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

But ... it has turned out to be such a daunting task, figuring out my favourite films from all these decades! Momma mia!
I actually started last night, & went a little bit nutsy in the process. (Seriously. Smile )
So many films. So many periods I know next to nothing about. Confused

You will be graded on participation and quality of film chooses not by following the thread's suggested grouping of favorite films by decade. Very Happy

Don't worry. It's a exercise in loving cinema not on one's trivia knowledge of the silver screen arts.

The first 3 decades will be a tough one even for those cinephiles because the accessibility of the films from the 1900's through the early 1930's is an obstacle.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:52 pm
@dyslexia,
I know my next statement will be considered a blasphemy but I still haven't seen The Graduate.... Embarrassed
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:55 pm
@Irishk,
IrishK... Schindler's List is truly a groundbreaking masterwork of cinema. It also sports one of my all-time favorite film scores. I owned the CD of the score way before I seen the film. Even back then listening to it could induce tears in me. John Williams' best work....
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 07:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
You will be graded on participation and quality of film chooses not by following the thread's suggested grouping of favorite films by decade. Very Happy

Oh phew, that is such a relief!
Otherwise I would have failed for sure! Razz

OK, I will return later on (after consulting my detailed notes! Wink ) with my choices in the sections I can actually comment on.
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 04:05 am
Now that I don't have to designate the date, I can participate.

City Lights and The Gold Rush (no one could eat a shoe like Chaplin)
Duck Soup
The Thin Man series
12 Angry Men
The Godfather
2001 A Space Odyssey

I'll think of more. I'll be back.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 04:55 am
@Roberta,
Charlie Chaplin could evoke such great amount of emotions without speaking a word. What's not to love about the bloke? Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 09:35 pm
@msolga,
OK, I think it's easiest to choose just one decade at a time.
This time I'll go with the 1980s .. as good a place as anywhere, I guess ...

I know I'll think of others later, but for starters..
Blade Runner
Missing
Withnail & I
The Year of Living Dangerously

.. and this one. An old Oz favourite. The Year My Voice Broke. Coming of age in the early 60s in a small country town. When you're considered a bit of a dork, a nerd (everyone thinks so), or an outsider ... & this is definitely not the most comfortable of places for you to be growing up in. (squirm)

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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2010 01:50 am
I did a little poking around to refresh my memory. These are favorites--not necessarily what I consider the best.

Wizard of Oz
The Heiress
The Quiet Man
Mr. Roberts
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr. Strangelove
Babe
Breaking Away
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
A Clockwork Orange
Rear Window
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Old Goat
 
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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2010 04:14 am
Confessions of a photocopy repair man.

I know the purists will point out that this actually came out in 1979, but I've put it into the 80's as I didn't get my VHS player until 1982.

It was about the same time I suddenly needed to wear glasses.
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