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100 Favorite Movies, 2012 Edition

by Ian W. Hill
100 Favorite Movies, 2012 Edition by Ian W. Hill
As I said last time I did this (about two years ago), “Another in a series of revised lists that happen every few years for my own amusement, now with enjoyable visual components, links and info.” So, yes, every couple of years, I do this again, and have been for over thirty years now — sometimes it’s a top 10, or 20, or 50 (computers have made it easier to be longer, perhaps unfortunately) some films appear, some disappear, some move up, some move down, and I sit back and think about what the changes mean to me each time… Of course, this has nothing to do with what I think is some kind of objective “best.” I’m surprised there aren’t more… Read more

As I said last time I did this (about two years ago), “Another in a series of revised lists that happen every few years for my own amusement, now with enjoyable visual components, links and info.” So, yes, every couple of years, I do this again, and have been for over thirty years now — sometimes it’s a top 10, or 20, or 50 (computers have made it easier to be longer, perhaps unfortunately) some films appear, some disappear, some move up, some move down, and I sit back and think about what the changes mean to me each time…

Of course, this has nothing to do with what I think is some kind of objective “best.” I’m surprised there aren’t more films here by Welles, Kurosawa, the Coens, and quite a few others (and I’m still getting to know Ozu and Melville and will have to live with them longer; probably in two years they’ll have bumped a couple films off here each). It’s like comparing people you think are incredibly attractive with the ones that turn you on — there will be some overlap, but it’s not the same group. These are the ones that turn me on.

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