Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Flick Flicker

I love movies. Its heriditary.
They're how I escaped from hot summer days as a kid and how I deal with cold, sometimes lonely, nights now.

So consequently I love the Oscars and always have. I remember watching them every year since I was a girl. When I'm grown up and have a place and a descent television I will throw the Oscar party every year - Tracy: You have the 4th of July and I'll take Oscar night - and I just couldn't let another day go by without some Oscar recognition.

My friend had this list going and I thought in honor of Sunday's Festivities I'd disclose my Oscar sampling.


1928 - Wings, Sunrise (one for best production, other for unique and artistic)
1929 - The Broadway Melody of 1929
1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 - Cimmaron
1932 - Grand Hotel
1933 - Cavalcade
1934 - It Happened One Night
1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 - The Great Ziegfeld
1937 - The Life of Emile Zola
1938 - You Can’t Take It With You
1939 - Gone With the Wind
1940 - Rebecca
1941 - How Green Was My Valley
1942 - Mrs. Miniver
1943 - Casablanca
1944 - Going My Way
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 - Gentleman’s Agreement
1948 - Hamlet
1949 - All The King’s Men
1950 - All About Eve
1951 - An American in Paris
1952 - The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 - From Here to Eternity
1954 - On the Waterfront
1955 - Marty
1956 - Around the World in Eighty Days
1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 - Gigi
1959 - Ben-Hur
1960 - The Apartment
1961 - West Side Story
1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
1963 - Tom Jones
1964 - My Fair Lady
1965 - The Sound of Music
1966 - A Man For All Seasons
1967 - In the Heat of the Night
1968 - Oliver!
1969 - Midnight Cowboy
1970 - Patton
1971 - The French Connection
1972 - The Godfather
1973 - The Sting
1974 - The Godfather Part II
1975 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1976 - Rocky
1977 - Annie Hall
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1980 - Ordinary People
1981 - Chariots of Fire
1982 - Ghandi
1983 - Terms of Endearment
1984 - Amadeus
1985 - Out of Africa
1986 - Platoon
1987 - The Last Emperor
1988 - Rain Man
1989 - Driving Miss Daisy
1990 - Dances With Wolves
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 - Schindler’s List
1994 - Forrest Gump
1995 - Braveheart
1996 - The English Patient
1997 - Titanic
1998 - Shakespeare in Love
1999 - American Beauty
2000 - Gladiator
2001 - A Beautiful Mind
2002 - Chicago
2003 - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004 - Million Dollar Baby
2005 - Crash
2006 - The Departed
2007 - No Country for Old Men

So here is my total:
Total number of films: 81
Total I’ve seen: 37 (45 %) Whoo Hoo - yay me :D


For the record:

I was a bit irrked that my girl Cate was nominated twice, deserving in both, and got snubbed. And being pregnant too. I mean - come on people! She showed up, she looked magnificent, she is one of the most talented human beings on the planet and she works harder than most of Hollywood put together. Give it up already. Geesh -

Though - I did see La Vie in Rose and was blown away by Marion, like tornado force winds blown away. She is a brilliant brilliant talent. I haven't seen Michael Clayton yet so I don't know if Tilda is, but she was Jadis (aka The White Witch) and as such will royally freak me out for the rest of my life so that made me cringe. She one of those super intense method actor/performance artist types so I'm sure it was a cognative and solid performance - and still. Cate all the way.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I was most excited to see what she was wearing. More than anyone else. I loved the purple.

Amanda said...

You haven't seen The Sting???? That was when I knew what true love was! Mmmmmm!