Here’s a completely random thing: my wife and I were sitting at a sub-par pizza joint talking about movies and how much they and the world have changed since the old days.
Then I got an idea: what if we watched one movie from every year back to a certain point to see how film and the world have changed?
We’re artsy folks like that and since this is an artistic blog, among other things, I thought I’d share my findings with you nice people. This will be an adventure in film and history (probably more film than history) and what made those movies work, if they’d work now, what changes have come about the world, and other things I probably can’t foresee yet.
RULES: One film per year. My wife and I are trying to choose big names that we haven’t seen before (or haven’t in 10+ years). Besides popularity, the choosing is somewhat arbitrary. They’re films that either sounded good or have some significance to cinema or time, and they must have been released in theaters in that year, according to IMDB.com.
We’ve started in the 1940s. Why? Because. …No, seriously, there’s no special reason. Maybe someday I’ll try going back 100 years. For now, 75 is daunting. We’re starting in 1941 and going all the way to 2016.
If you love film, then I hope you enjoy these posts. A full list with links is below (non-highlighted ones haven’t come out yet). I’ll try to release them once per week, but that may be a little fuzzy.
Enjoy! Click the links to go to the post and join in the conversation.
1941 — The Wolfman
1943–The More The Merrier
1944–Meet Me In St. Louis
1947–A Miracle on 34th Street
1949–The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
1950–All About Eve
1952–Don’t Bother to Knock
1953–War of the Worlds
1955–Rebel Without a Cause
1957–An Affair to Remember