i mean com'on. name the movies you think of/love for each decade. start seeing a pattern of how many got awards.
really early stuff--voyage to the moon, the movies with charlie chaplin's tramp character
20s--dr. jeckyl & mr. hyde, the phantom of the opera
30s--wizard of oz, snow white, mickey rooney & judy garland musicals, gone with the wind (pretty much just the "frankly my dear, i don't give a damn" line is what sticks with me--oh and the fact that clark gable was HOT), universal horror flicks (the mummy, frankenstein, the bride of frankenstein, dracula, etc...), shirley temple movies
40s--boys' town (i cry every damn time when pee wee gets hit by the car--and i adore rooney), dumbo, a tree grows in brooklyn (yet another sob-fest that i love)
50s--jailhouse rock & other ep movies, house of wax, the ten commandments, rebel without a cause (though i found it frightfully boring), streetcar named desire, the 7 year itch, some like it hot, peter pan, alice in wonderland, sleeping beauty, the king and i...
60s--the sound of music, notoriously BAD teen flicks from the likes of frankie & annette...and the elvis movies, night of the living dead, mary poppins, the birds, psycho, cleopatra...
70s--sw: ep IV: a new hope, american graffiti, grease, national lampoon's animal house, willy wonka & the chocolate factory, young frankenstein, hairspray, the godfather (i know mostly about vito and the horse head), carrie, the exorcist, jaws...
80s--sw: ep V: empire strikes back, sw: ep VI: return of the jedi, raiders of the lost ark, indy and the temple of doom, indy and the last crusade, ferris bueller's day off, risky business, top gun, blues brothers, ghostbusters, the little mermaid, back to the future I, II & III, amadeus, the breakfast club, sixteen candles, pretty in pink, curly sue, my cousin vinny, e.t., beetlejuice (I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!), planes, trains & automobiles, la bamba, great balls of fire, nightmare on elm street, the 'burbs, big, when harry met sally, rain man, revenge of the nerds, batman, honey, i shrunk the kids...
90s (and excuse me for having been a child)--casper, the addam's family flicks, hocus pocus, jurassic park, aladdin, beauty & the beast, buffy the vampire slayer: the movie, clueless (the ultimate in horrible valley girl movies--then again--everybody in my grade flocked to spice world), titanic (gag me--i saw it 4 times in the theater), tom & huck, sleepy hollow, edward scissorhands, mission impossible, men in black, the nightmare before christmas, flubber, mrs. doubtfire, home alone 1 & 2, my girl, cool runnings (i got very tired of that movie in rehab), batman returns, coneheads, now & then, the adventures of huck finn, grumpy old men, grumpier old men, sleepless in seattle, meet joe black, mouse hunt, interview with the vampire...
00s--pirates of the caribbean, the lord of the rings trilogy, the harry potter flicks (and i'm not really fond of harry anymore)...so far that's all that's really stuck with me. i've been utterly unimpressed outside of the fantasy genre and a few movies i probably won't see again anyway.
the last recent big movies i saw were cinderella man and million dollar baby...the last fun movie i saw was corpse bride. the next biggy i want to see is walk the line.
i know there's a lot more famous movies...but as far as i'm concerned, in my environment these are the ones that get some of the most recognizability.
the only movie i'm salivating about this year-- pirates of the caribbean: dead man's chest. and yes...i really am salivating. that's exactly the kind of movie i'd look forward to.
i don't have pictures of me in my princess leia costume...but i was OBSESSED with hocus pocus and wore a witch costume for 3 years because of it...
"say whatever you want, just don't breathe on me." "dead man's toes!" "aren't you broads a little old to be trick-o-treating?" "ok, boys, who's ready for the jacuzzi. angelo, you need it bad." "i'm sorry, emily. i had to wait 300 years for a virgin to light a candle."
you know...i kinda still have that movie memorized...blame the disney channel for playing it 100 times every october.
and that movie is a perfect example of a box office flop that everybody knows and has become a bit of a holiday classic after the fact. it sort of did an "it's a wonderful life" turn-around.
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