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Old 12-12-2010, 11:56 PM
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Favorite Movies by Decade

Self-explanatory, or it should be. Follow my queue and have fun widdit.

"The Gold Rush," Charlie Chaplin (1925)
Honorable Mention: "The Kid," Charlie Chaplin (1921)
(I'm pretty sure those are the only two 1920s films I've seen thus far )

"All Quiet on the Western Front," Lewis Milestone (1930)
HM: "The Wizard of Oz," Victor Fleming (1939), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Frank Capra (1939)

"Casablanca," Michael Curtiz (1942)
HM: "The Great Dictator," Charlie Chaplin (1940), "Beauty and the Beast," Jean Cocteau (1946)

"Ikiru," Akira Kurosawa (1952)
HM: "The Searchers," John Ford (1956), "Wild Strawberries," Ingmar Bergman (1957)

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Sergio Leone (1966)
HM: "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick (1968), "The Magnificent Seven," John Sturges (1960)

"All the President's Men," Alan J. Pakula (1976)
HM: "The Wicker Man," Robin Hardy (1973), "Network," Sidney Lumet (1976)

"The Shining," Stanley Kubrick (1980)
HM: "Amadeus," Milos Forman (1984), "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee (1989)

"The Big Lebowski," Joel and Ethan Coen (1998)
"Fargo," Joel and Ethan Coen (1996), "Unforgiven," Clint Eastwood (1992)

"Mulholland Dr.," David Lynch (2001)
"There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson (2007), "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino (2009)

It was soooooo hard to do the honorable mentions for the 1950s; that was easily the best decade for foreign art house and American Westerns, two of my favorite genres. Otherwise fairly smooth if probably imperfect. Thoughts? Your picks?
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