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08:58 am: Meme of the Day -- Movies

Here's a meme I picked up off my flist from laariii.  (Thanks!)

 

Here is a list of Oscar nominees for the last X number of years. Copy the list and put in bold (enbolden?) the ones you have seen:

 

 

1980 Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, Tess
1981 Chariots of Fire, Reds, Atlantic City, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Gandhi, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict
1983 Terms of Endearment, The Big Chill, The Dresser, The Right Stuff, Tender Mercies
1984 Amadeus, The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, A Soldier's Story
1985 Out of Africa, The Color Purple, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Prizzi's Honor, Witness
1986 Platoon, Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission,
A Room with a View
1987 The Last Emperor, Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck
1988 Rain Man, The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, Working Girl
1989 Driving Miss Daisy, Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot
1990 Dances with Wolves, Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather Part III
1991 The Silence of the Lambs, Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides
1992 Unforgiven, The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of a Woman
1993 Schindler's List, The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, The Piano,
The Remains of the Day
1994 Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption
1995 Braveheart, Apollo 13, Babe, Il Postino (The Postman), Sense and Sensibility
1996 The English Patient, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine
1997 Titanic, As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty,
Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential
1998 Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella), Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line
1999 American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider,
The Sixth Sense
2000 Gladiator, Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic
2001 A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge
2002 Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit
2004 Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways
2005 Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night and Good Luck, Munich
2006 The Departed, Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen
2007 No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood
2008 Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader

 

My comments:

Wow…!

 

A) There are a lot of good movies out there that I meant to see and did not.

 

B) There is not a single year when I saw all five movies. (Though, I’d really like to see The Shawshank Redemption and the Postman. If I saw one of those, I’d have seen all five that year.)
 

C) I have not see a single nominee since 2004…and there’s hardly a movie in that list of 20 (from 2004 to 2008) that I want to see, (though there are a few.)

 

D) I bet if the list went back farther, there would be years where I had seen all five. (Used to be an old movie buff.)

 

How about you?  

Comments

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From:princejvstin
Date:February 27th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Seconded. I think for the test of time, it holds up more than Forrest Gump. Arguably, as far as influencing future films, Pulp Fiction gets the nod.
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From:annafirtree
Date:March 2nd, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
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Thirded. If you asked me my five or ten favorite movies, at any given moment in time, I would only be able to list two: The Princess Bride and Shawshank Redemption.
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 3rd, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
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My favorite movie is Cold Comfort Farm, probably followed by Pride and Prejudice, the 2005 version, and The Last Unicorn. (After that come dozens, as I love movies.)
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From:princejvstin
Date:February 27th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
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That's much longer than my meme. I will have to think about this and remember everything I've seen and not seen.

Oh, and since work for reasons I cannot imagine blocks me from commenting in your husband's journal, please tell him that I am insanely jealous about him having an uncorrected advance proof of Songs of the Dying Earth!

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From:arhyalon
Date:February 27th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
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I will. He's so delighted with it.

If we eventually get a corrected final version, would you like me to send you the uncorrected one? (Assuming he agrees, but I don't think he would object.)Or would it be too late by then?
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From:princejvstin
Date:February 28th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
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I admit that I am tempted and I appreciate the offer. Still. I preordered the book about 48 hours after Subterranean Press announced they were going to publish it, so I will get a copy as soon as it prints. I think I can wait ;)


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From:arhyalon
Date:February 28th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Very good. (We are, of course, delighted for the sale. ;-)

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From:capnflynn
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Wow! I didn't see a single one of them this year, although if Wall-E had been nominated....
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 27th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Which movie won the animation award?
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From:carbonelle
Date:February 27th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Does it count if you read the book the movie was based on :-)
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 27th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
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I supposed it is symetrical...if it counts to see the movie for the book list, you can count reading the book for the movie list. ;-)
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From:princejvstin
Date:March 1st, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
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From:kokorognosis
Date:March 1st, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
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I found Juno to be really, really good. I do, however, know of one or two people who found it profoundly annoying. I'd recommend giving it a watch.
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From:annafirtree
Date:March 2nd, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
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Ditto.
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