Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year of Living Cinematically

Last New Year's Day as I had a couple days to myself I decided to have a mini movie marathon. During this time, I decided to keep track of the movies I watched throughout the year in my Moleskine, just out of curiosity. I only included movies I watched in their entirety and just thought I'd share the list with you (it's a bit long):

Love Actually (2003) 1/1
Operation Petticoat (1959) 1/1
California Suite (1978) 1/1
People Will Talk (1951) 1/1
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) 1/2
Harold and Maude (1971) 1/2
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) 1/2
Shane (1953) 1/3
Peter Pan (1953) 1/3
North by Northwest (1959) 1/5
Superbad (2007) 1/6
Jurassic Park (1993) 1/8
On the Waterfront (1954) 1/9
Music and Lyrics (2007) 1/30
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 1/30
The World of Henry Orient (1964) 2/2
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 2/2
No Country for Old Men (2007) 2/2
Once (2006) 2/15
Gone Baby Gone (2007) 2/18
There Will Be Blood (2007) 2/19
The 39 Steps (1935) 2/20
Michael Clayton (2007) 2/22
Atonement (2007) 2/22
Juno (2007) 2/23
La Vie en Rose (2007) 3/1
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 3/2
Being Julia (2004) 3/8
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 3/12
Laura (1944) 3/14
The Heiress (1949) 3/15
Mean Girls (2004) 3/16
The Quiet Man (1952) 3/18
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) 3/19
Rififi (1955) 3/23
Michael Clayton (2007) 3/23
I See a Dark Stranger (1946) 3/29
The Prestige (2006) 4/11
The Clock (1945) 4/13
Deathproof (2007) 4/19
Cloverfield (2008) 4/23
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 4/24
Children of Men (2006) 4/24
Closer (2004) 5/18
Enchanted (2007) 5/25
Freaky Friday (1976) 5/25
Charade (1963) 5/25
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 5/27
Twister (1996) 5/30
Rear Window (1954) 5/30
The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) 6/1
Surf’s Up (2007) 6/3
Wall-E (2008) 7/1
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) 7/7
Hancock (2008) 7/7
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008) 7/7
Death on the Nile (1978) 7/13
The Dark Knight (2008) 7/18
Knocked Up (2007) 7/22
How to Steal a Million (1966) 7/23
Gosford Park (2001) 7/24
The Dark Knight (2008) 7/25
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) 7/26
Volver (2006) 7/26
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) 7/26
The Lady Vanishes (1938) 7/27
Sense and Sensibility (1995) 7/27
The Awful Truth (1937) 7/27
Caddyshack (1980) 7/27
Sixteen Candles (1984) 7/27
Pretty in Pink (1986) 7/28
The Rocketeer (1991) 7/29
The Queen (2006) 8/4
Auntie Mame (1958) 8/13
Bull Durham (1988) 8/16
Tropic Thunder (2008) 8/17
City Lights (1931) 8/22
1941 (1979) 8/24
Evan Almighty (2007) 8/28
In Bruges (2008) 8/29
The Savages (2007) 8/30
Superbad (2007) 9/5
Pineapple Express (2008) 9/9
No Country for Old Men (2007) 9/19
Lady for a Day (1933) 9/24
Gigi (1958) 9/29
Run Fatboy Run (2008) 10/4
Halloween (1978) 10/31
Rebecca (1940) 11/3
Role Models (2008) 11/7
We’re No Angels (1955) 11/8
The Ritz (1976) 11/10
Muriel’s Wedding (1994) 11/11
Battleground (1949) 11/11
Quantum of Solace (2008) 11/14
Bad Santa (2003) 11/17
Smiles of a Summer Night (2007) 11/18
Wall-E (2008) 11/22
On the Town (1949) 11/25
Bachelor Mother (1939) 12/7
From Here to Eternity (1953) 12/7
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 12/9
The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) 12/11
White Christmas (1954) 12/15
Harold and Maude (1971) 12/16
The Bishop’s Wife (1947) 12/20
Home Alone (1990) 12/22
Suddenly Last Summer (1959) 12/23
Scrooged (1988) 12/24
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 12/25
A Taste of Honey (1961) 12/31

3 comments:

paul said...

I have to say that it's a great list since I've seen about 95%. I imagine that most people are not aware of some of the gems you have on the list since they are not readily shown on tv. I was particularly please to see "California Suite" on the list since the fabulous and great Maggie Smith was in it. All in all, good choices.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Wow. What a great list! You even managed to have some of my all-time personal favorites on there like "Harold and Maude," "Love Actually," "Once," "Singin' In The Rain," "Sixteen Candles," "Muriel's Wedding," and of course "It's A Wonderful Life." But what's with repeat visits to "Superbad"?! ;-)

I may need to start keeping track of my filmgoing habits a little better.

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

Haha! Steve, I watch "Love Actually" every New Year's. The first time I saw it was on a flight to Singapore, then again by accident the next two days and decided to make it a tradition. So prepare it's already on next year's list ;)

I love "Superbad" and those other Judd Apatow comedies.