Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Year of Living Cinematically

Another year has gone by, and I have kept up my list of films watched in their entirety for the calendar year. Same premise, same Moleskine. No TV movies or miniseries are included. The only difference from last year's list is that I've marked the films which I've never seen before with an asterisk.

Love Actually
(2003) 1/1
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) 1/4
*Death at a Funeral (2007) 1/6
*The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) 1/7
*Burn After Reading (2008) 1/8
His Girl Friday (1940) 1/9
*Back to Bataan (1945) 1/10
Topkapi (1964) 1/19
The Philadelphia Story (1940) 1/21
*Morning Glory (1934) 1/21
The Little Foxes (1941) 1/24
Network (1976) 1/26
Good News (1947) 1/27
*Doubt (2008) 1/28
Vertigo (1958) 1/30
*The Big Sleep (1946) 1/31
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) 1/31
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 2/1
101 Dalmatians (1961) 2/2
Once (2007) 2/2
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 2/2
*The Big Chill (1983) 2/2
Tootsie (1982) 2/2
*Twelve O'Clock High (1949) 2/3
*The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 2/5
*Be Kind, Rewind (2008) 2/5
*Red River (1948) 2/5
*Radio Days (1987) 2/6
Guarding Tess (1994) 2/7
*Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 2/8
*Only Angels Have Wings (1939) 2/9
*Made for Each Other (1939) 2/10
My Fair Lady (1964) 2/11
*Five Easy Pieces (1970) 2/13
Barefoot in the Park (1967) 2/15
*Darling (1965) 2/16
*Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2/17
*Ghost Town (2008) 2/23
*Julius Caesar (1953) 2/24
*The Public Enemy (1931) 3/6
*Watchmen (2009) 3/7
Howards End (1992) 3/13
*Milk (2008) 3/21
*Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 3/22
*Synecdoche, New York (2008) 3/23
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 3/25
Pinocchio (1940) 3/31
East of Eden
(1955) 4/2
Some Like it Hot (1959) 4/5
So Proudly We Hail (1943) 4/5
Paper Moon (1973) 4/6
Never on Sunday (1960) 4/9
Key Largo (1948) 4/10
*The Actress (1953) 4/11
The Rose Tattoo (1955) 4/13
*Zelig (1983) 4/13
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) 4/15
The Trouble with Angels (1955) 4/18
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 4/18
The Rainmaker (1956) 4/20
Stalag 17 (1953) 4/26
North to Alaska (1960) 4/27
The Goonies (1985) 5/3
*Last Chance Harvey (2008) 5/8
Inherit the Wind (1960) 5/11
*Star Trek (2009) 5/11
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 6/1
State Fair (1945) 6/1
The Quiet Man (1952) 6/2
*The Hangover (2009) 6/5
The Godfather (1972) 6/13
Splendor in the Grass (1961) 6/22
*Hairspray (2007) 6/23
Last Chance Harvey (2008) 6/23
*You Can Count on Me (2000) 6/25
Amadeus (1984) 6/26
It Happened One Night (1934) 6/27
Stagecoach (1939) 6/28
Saboteur (1942) 6/30
*Rooster Cogburn (1975) 7/1
*The Lost Patrol (1934) 7/2
The Wild Bunch (1969) 7/3
Roman Holiday (1953) 7/4
*Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) 7/5
Clue (1985) 7/6
Animal House (1978) 7/10
*Untamed Heart (1993) 7/11
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 7/12
*Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) 7/13
*Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) 7/15
A Night at the Opera (1935) 7/16
I Confess (1953) 7/17
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 7/17
*The Iron Giant (1999) 7/19
Notorious (1946) 7/20
The Court Jester (1956) 7/24
*The Baxter (2005) 7/29
*Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) 7/30
Doctor Zhivago (1965) 7/30
The Parent Trap (1961) 7/30
*The Paper Chase (1973) 7/31
*Monster House (2006) 7/31
Imitation of Life (1959) 7/31
Oklahoma! (1955) 7/31
*Walk Hard (2007) 8/2
*Little Nellie Kelly (1940) 8/6
*For Me and My Gal (1942) 8/6
*In the Good Old Summertime (1949) 8/6
*The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) 8/7
The Awful Truth (1937) 8/10
*Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 8/16
*Chocolat (2000) 8/28
*Troll 2 (1990) 8/30
*The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 8/30
*Gran Torino (2008) 8/30
*Babette's Feast (1987) 9/5
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) 9/7
Sweeney Todd (2007) 9/11
Where Eagles Dare (1968) 9/12
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) 9/13
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 9/18
*Bad Little Angel (1939) 9/21
*A Perfect Couple (1979) 9/25
The Grass is Greener (1960) 9/26
*Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) 10/8
Halloween (1978) 10/31
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) 11/5
*Sunrise at Campobello (1960) 11/8
*Tell It to the Judge (1949) 11/15
Reds (1981) 11/17
*Li'l Abner (1959) 11/26
Elf (2003) 11/30
*Susan Slept Here (1954) 12/11
*Invictus (2009) 12/14
*Bolt (2008) 12/14
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 12/15
Gone with the Wind (1939) 12/15
*George Washington Slept Here (1942) 12/19
*The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) 12/20
White Christmas (1954) 12/21
Going My Way (1944) 12/21
Holiday Inn (1942) 12/22
Bad Santa (2003) 12/23
*Christmas in Connecticut (1945) 12/25
Scrooged (1988) 12/25
The Lion in Winter (1968) 12/25
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 12/25
*Brideshead Revisited (2008) 12/26
Orange County (2002) 12/26
*The Fisher King (1991) 12/26
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) 12/27
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 12/27
Star Trek (2009) 12/29
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) 12/29
The Simpsons Movie (2007) 12/30
Edward Scissorhands (1990) 12/30
The Dirty Dozen (1967) 12/30
The Thin Man (1934) 12/31

5 comments:

Anh said...

As a fellow Catholic who has not seen Doubt, I think we should watch it together. As a family.

chelsea said...

After I saw your list last year, I tried to do this too. I made it to the summer. I think I shall give it another go... I like the addition of the differentiation between a movie that hasn't been seen. I was puting a mark to remind me which ones I saw in the theatre.

chelsea said...

PS Looking back to my incomplete list, it's funny to see when I watch most of the movies - either when I'm at my parents' or friend's house who have cable.

Kevin Daly said...

Anh - any time!

Chels - I'm surprised at my militancy. I always make a note when I'm out and about "remember to write this down..."

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Fiddler On The Roof, i have bought tickets from
http://ticketfront.com/event/Fiddler_On_The_Roof-tickets looking forward to it.