October 16, 2005


1962 was such a spectacular year in film. Some highlights:
  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. The Manchurian Candidate
  4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  5. Sanjuro
  6. The Miracle Worker
  7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  8. Lolita
  9. Birdman of Alcatraz
  10. Cape Feare

The late '50s and early '60s was an incredible period of filmmaking. We have Twelve Angry Men and Inherit the Wind, plus Kurosawa's most famous films, amidst a general flourishing of filmmaking in Japan. But 1962 stands out as a spectacular year in this spectacular decade: no less than TEN great films, all released in a single twelve-month period.

1 comment:

MosBen said...

2004 was pretty close to that level of quality. I mean,:

1. Torque
2. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton
3. You Got Served
4. Nascar: The Imax Experience
5. Gypsy 83
6. 13 Going On 30
7. Van Helsing
8. White Chicks
9. Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid
10. Wicker Park

Classics all.