Thursday, July 10, 2008

A fun time-waster

This meme seemed to be making the rounds on music blogs last week (I saw it on Idolator and the AV Club's blog): Pick a favorite album from each year that you've been alive. They can either be picks made in retrospect, or represent what you would have picked at the time. I thought up the idea of modifying it to apply to movies instead; naturally, the AV Club got there first. So here's my list, created, as always, to avoid working on something far more important and deadline-oriented. It certainly points to my limited exposure to movies made even within my lifetime; I stand by all the picks, but many of them I haven't seen in a looooooong time, and there were a few years where I really only had three or four to choose from. Still, I think it's an interesting exercise. Enjoy.

1979: Alien
1980: Airplane!
1981: Time Bandits
1982: Blade Runner
1983: A Christmas Story
1984: A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
1987: Robocop
1988: Beetlejuice
1989: Heathers
1990: La Femme Nikita
1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1992: Wayne's World
1993: Matinee
1994: Clerks
1995: Heat
1996: Lone Star
1997: Gattaca
1998: The Big Lebowski
1999: Fight Club
2000: Bring It On
2001: The Man Who Wasn't There
2002: About Schmidt
2003: The Good Thief
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005: The New World
2006: Come Early Morning
2007: Zodiac
2008: Funny Games

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