May 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm #101628
I think this is important to discuss, since we are always talking about how the Academy doesn’t do justice in truly representing the year in film.
My favorite is 1974, the nominees were:
– The Godfather Part II
– The Conversation
– The Towering Inferno
I love the first 4, and I really like the fifth one. Other line-ups I love include:
1941 (Citizen Kane, How Green Was My Valley, Sargent York, The Maltese Falcon and Suspicion were all among the nominees in a year of 10)
1975 (Cuckoo’s Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Barry Lyndon, Jaws and Nashville)
What are yours?May 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm #101630
Some of my favorite lineups are…
1988…(Accidental Tourist, Rainman, Mississippi Burning, Dangerous Liaisons and Working Girl)
1977 (Julia, The Turning Point, The Goodbye Girl, Annie Hall and Star Wars)
1975 (Cuckoo’s Nest, Nashville, Barry Lyndon, Dog day Afternoon and Jaws
1982 (E.T. , The Verdict, Gandhi, Tootsie and Missing
2002 (The Hours, The Pianist, Chicago, Gangs of New York and Lord of the RingsMay 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm #101631
1974, 1975, and 1976 make for a great run of Pictures.
1939 (“Hollywood’s Greatest Year”) (Dark Victory, Gone With the Wind, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, Of Mice and Men, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights)
1967 (Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night)
1969 (Anne of the Thousand Days, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello, Dolly!, Midnight Cowboy, Z)
1971 (A Clockwork Orange, Fiddler on the Roof, The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, Nicholas and Alexandra)
1974 (Chinatown, The Conversation, The Godfather: Part II, Lenny, The Towering Inferno)
1975 (Barry Lyndon, Dog Day Afternoon, Jaws, Nashville, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
1976 (All the President’s Men, Bound for Glory, Network, Rocky, Taxi Driver)
1994 (Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption)
1997 (As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential, Titanic)
2010 (Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone)
May 12, 2013 at 12:51 am #101632
Im quite young so I’ve haven’t seen a lot of films from earlier yeahs but I agree with Halo_Insider, 2010 had a great line up. loved them all!!May 12, 2013 at 7:55 am #101633
Recently, I quite liked 2010’s lineup:
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
However, if it had been narrowed down to these five:
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
It would’ve been one of my favorites.
Renaton’s choice above is pretty hard to beat. That was a fantastic lineup, probably the best.May 12, 2013 at 8:03 am #101634
1974 was a great lineup. But did the Academy vote for the right film? I know some people go back and forth between Godfather Part II and Chinatown.May 12, 2013 at 8:29 am #101635
If you take away The King’s Speech and replace it with something like Shutter Island, The Town, Blue Valentine, In A Better World, Biutiful, How To Train Your Dragon, Animal Kingdom, Tangled or any of the other films that year that were better than it, 2010 would rank as one of the best line-ups ever.May 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm #101636
2005 comes SO CLOSE for me. Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Munich, and Good Night, and Good Luck? And then sigh, Crash……….
2010 is pretty brilliant.May 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm #101637
Hm.. My lazy brain doesn’t want to think too far back.. But fairly recent years I remember liking off the top of my head were:
2006 (The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen, Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima) — I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
2010 — LOVED all of the BP nominees (except for True Grit…) Brilliant year.
I also quite enjoyed all of the nominees this year (with the exception of Lincoln).May 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm #101638
If you take away The King’s Speech and replace it with something like Shutter Island, The Town, Blue Valentine, In A Better World, Biutiful, How To Train Your Dragon, Animal Kingdom, Tangled or any of the other films that year that were better than it, 2010 would rank as one of the best line-ups ever.
And the band plays on….
Blue Valentine=vanity project
A Better World =good, but conventional
How to Train Your Dragon= so hipster, but gorgeous
Any of the other films that year=dramatic o yes
And again….May 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm #101639
Shutter Island on the first viewing is shit. If you watch it again (this time knowing the ending) you start to notice many more details in the script as well as the overall setting, and you see how terrific the film really is. I encourage you to give it another shot when you have the chance.
The total opposite happened for me with The King’s Speech. I enjoyed it thoroughly on my first viewing. When I went back to watch it again (even buying it on DVD), there was quite a bit that I disliked in the film, mainly its constantly changing pace, and my opinion totally changed.
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