Movies: Favourite decade? Why?
Jul 16, 2005 at 11:36 PM Post #2 of 19

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90's, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tarantino is golden. That's real cinema. Fight Club is one of my favourites too. Sad thing that Snatch is 2000...so let's just say that 2000 counts as 90's for that one
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Jul 17, 2005 at 12:00 AM Post #4 of 19

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Tough to decide between the 70s and 80s for me. I'm going with the 70s based on some of my favorites like Jaws, Close Encounters, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Dawn of the Dead, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, American Grafitti, Blazing Saddles, Chinatown, The Deer Hunter, Deliverance, Dog Day Afternoon, M*A*S*H, Rocky, Mean Streets, Serpico, Superman...on and on...

The 80s aren't far behind with movies I love like Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 (greatest movies ever made!), Gremlins, An American Werewolf in London, Day of the Dead, Evil Dead 2, Re-Animator, Bad Taste, Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead, The Thing, Do the Right Thing, Raising Arizona, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Raging Bull, The Elephant Man, Platoon, Purple Rain (
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Man I love movies. Now that I think of it, the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 90s have probably just as many favorites...but I'm still partial to the 70s and 80s. The 00s have flat out SUCKED for movies. Hollywood has gone to ****. I don't even bother renting new movies/going to the theater anymore.
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 12:30 AM Post #6 of 19

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80's all the way! That was when it was all about quality writing before FX took its place!

Caddy Shack
Vacation
Breakfast Club
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Stripes
Fletch
Better Off Dead
Die Hard
Scarface
Terminator
Aliens
The Burbs
Trading Places
American Werewolf in London
The Goonies
The Thing
Superman

To name only a few of the greats of the 80's that can never be out done or replaced IMO
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 1:42 AM Post #7 of 19

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Each decade has many great films but I'd say I'm most parcial to the 70s--the last golden era when Hollywood marketed to adults and made a lot of deep and mature films. Films such as these are still made today of course (arguably in even greater quanities) but not as often by Hollywood--instead you have to look to the independents and the international market. Don't blame Hollywood, though, they are just doing what they had to do to thrive and survive--which is market films mainly to teenagers and early twenty-somethings. Hollywood only changed because their market changed.
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 4:04 AM Post #9 of 19

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Just made an interesting Excel processing of IMDB's 250 Top Movies Of All Time. These are the decades sorted in descending order according to the total # of movies among the top 250 belonging to that decade:
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Code:
[left]DecadeMovies 200050 199042 195032 198031 196027 197025 194021 193015 19207[/left]

And the following is a similar list sorting (descending order) by average score of all movies in that decade.
The highest average score belongs to the 70's:
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Code:
[left]DecadeAvg. Score 19708.200 19508.188 19908.164 19408.162 19608.119 20008.112 19808.074 19308.053 19208.000[/left]

 
Jul 17, 2005 at 3:13 PM Post #10 of 19

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I am a great fan of the 1950s and 1960s. Though my all time favourite film is Citizen Kane. It seems to me that files of those eras relied less on glitzy effects, mutiple explosions and explicit brutality and just had better writing and acting i.e

Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Spy who came in from the cold
Billy Liar
The Ipcress File
Dr Strangelove
Touch of Evil
Spartacus
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 9:56 PM Post #11 of 19

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The 40's do it for me.
Movies like The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Mister Blandings Build His Dream House, and some others I can't remember the titles to.
I love black and white filmography, the lighting, camera angles, and the sets are are fascinating to me. Plus, most of the story lines are on film for the first time in the 40's so they all seem fresh.
Of course, I like films from the 30's and 50's as they all blend together until color, and the wide screen fromat takes control. But there are a lot of 50's movies that are among my favorites also, even technocolor, cinemascope ones.
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Jul 17, 2005 at 10:03 PM Post #13 of 19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DaHoboFest
what about the millenium?


Not that great of a decade.
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Well there have been some good movies in the past 5 years though.
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 10:23 PM Post #15 of 19

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I picked the 60s because thats when they started making movies shaken, not stirred.
 

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