Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Quite A Polling!

I was quite thrilled about the feedback from my series on '74. Not just here, but on Twitter, from friends, family. Hell, the whole thing sparked a long conversation between my dad and myself on how amazing Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is, the merits of The Godfather films, Lee Strasberg, great disaster films, seeing Phantom of the Paradise in its initial release at a drive-in...that, I think, was the most rewarding thing of all. Also, seeing Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia for the first time. That movie is incredible.

So, it should come as no surprise that I want to do it again! Not with 1974, of course, but with something! Take a look to the right and you'll see a poll that'll run for the next two weeks begging the question: which cinematic year do you want to live through next? I've narrowed the many choices to these five:


1951
In which An American in Paris wins at the Oscars...but what about in my heart?



1957
In which Sayonara and The Bridge on the River Kwai, two movies I've always wanted to see but never have, must compete against guilty pleasure Peyton Place and my beloved Funny Face.



1964
In which I decide once and for all if Julie Andrews deserved her Oscar, and just how badly Audrey Hepburn was snubbed.



1980
In which the absence of Xanadu in the original song category forces me to watch Honeysuckle Rose. Also, I've never seen Raging Bull, Coal Miner's Daughter, Ordinary People, Private Benjamin....



1987
In which cult horror films (The Lost Boys, The Monster Squad), beloved epics (The Last Emperor, Empire of the Sun) and Cher (Suspect, Moonstruck) square off in a fight to the death.

Voting is open for the next two weeks! Let your feelings be heard, before they are hurt!

3 comments:

TomS said...

1980 is an amazing year for film. And you owe it to yourself to become familiar with what you've missed so that year!

Caleb Strul said...

it's a dead heat

Colleen said...

You have to see Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter and Private Benjamin! 1980 wins by a longshot. I started a new feature on my blog where I watch an old movie each month that I've never seen. I had to stop the last couple of months. The one 1980 one I have not seen is Raging Bull. If you pick 1980, I'll watch Raging Bull. What do you think?