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Mar 27, 2017

FAVORITE FILM FROM EVERY YEAR I HAVE BEEN ALIVE

My poor neglected blog, time to give it some love.  Yes, at the beginning of the year I threatened to get back to regular posting - well, it didn't happen so much. If at first you don't find you have time, try, try again.

For the record, my promised Love Affair with Los Angeles series is coming.  I have it all mapped out, and just have to get it down on "paper".

There has been a social media trend of people posting their favorite films from every year they have been alive.  I learned of it from the editor of the James Bond Social Media Project blog and since Saturday I aged another year, it feels like perfect timing for me to jump onto this bandwagon.

So here it is, my favorite films, by year, for the past 44 (yikes) years.



1973 - PAPER MOON (Dir: Peter Bogdanovich)




1974 - CHINATOWN (Dir: Roman Polanski)




1975 - BARRY LYNDON (Dir: Stanley Kubrick)





1976 - (tie) NETWORK (Dir: Sidney Lumet) / ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (Dir: Alan J. Pakula)



1977 - ANNIE HALL (Dir: Woody Allen)




1978 - THE DEER HUNTER (Dir: Michael Cimino)




1979 - ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (Dir: Don Siegel)




1980 - RAGING BULL (Dir: Martin Scorsese)




1981 - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Dir: Steven Spielberg)




1982 - THE VERDICT (Dir: Sidney Lumet)




1983 - THE RIGHT STUFF (Dir: Phillip Kaufman)




1984 - A PASSAGE TO INDIA (Dir: David Lean)




1985 - THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (Dir: Woody Allen)




1986 - SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (Dir: Spike Lee)




1987 - RADIO DAYS (Dir: Woody Allen)




1988 - DIE HARD (Dir: John McTiernan)




1989 - DO THE RIGHT THING (Dir: Spike Lee)




1990 - GOODFELLAS (Dir: Martin Scorsese)




1991 - JFK (Dir: Oliver Stone)




1992 - THE PLAYER (Dir: Robert Altman)




1993 - REMAINS OF THE DAY (Dir: James Ivory)




1994 - THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Dir: Frank Darabont)





1995 - (tie) BRAVEHEART (Dir: Mel Gibson) / CASINO (Dir: Martin Scorsese)




1996 - FARGO (Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)




1997 - L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Dir: Curtis Hanson)




1998 - BULWORTH (Dir: Warren Beatty)




1999 - THE INSIDER (Dir: Michael Mann)




2000 - WONDER BOYS (Dir: Curtis Hanson)




2001 - THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Dir: Wes Anderson)




2002 - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Dir: Steven Spielberg)




2003 - MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (Dir: Peter Weir)




2004 - FINDING NEVERLAND (Dir: Marc Forster)




2005 - SYRIANA (Dir: Stephen Gaghan)




2006 - THANK YOU FOR SMOKING (Dir: Jason Reitman)




2007 - THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)




2008 - THE DARK KNIGHT (Dir: Christopher Nolan)




2009 - UP (Dir: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)




2010 - THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Dir: David Fincher)




2011 - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Dir: Woody Allen)




2012 - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Dir: David O. Russell)




2013 - ALL IS LOST (Dir: J.C. Chandor)




2014 - EDGE OF TOMORROW (Dir: Doug Liman)




2015 - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Dir: George Miller)




2016 (tie) MOONLIGHT (Barry Jenkins) / ZOOTOPIA (Dir: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush)




2017 - (so far...) GET OUT (Dir: Jordan Peele)