Thursday, 14 February 2013

Warner Bros. movies - guilty pleasures

I will start from 1960, when I was four because I reckon from that age you can absorb and remember the film.
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  • 1960 Ocean's ElevenThe Sundowners (Robert Mitchum does a passable Aussie accent)
  • 1961 Splendour in the Grass (Warren Beatty + Natalie Wood)
  • 1962 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?The Music Man; Gypsy (a good year)
  • 1963 Critic's Choice (Bob Hope&Lucille Ball)
  • 1964 My Fair Lady
  • 1965 The Great Race (too long but great production and superb Mancini score)
  • 1966 Inside Daisy Clover; Harper/The Moving TargetWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (another good year
  • 1967 Hotel, Bonnie and Clyde
  • 1968 Bullitt
  • 1969 The Illustrated Man
  • 1970 Trog (cringeworthy, Joan Crawford must have been skint)
  • 1971 Dirty Harry, The Omega Man (vengeful mutants to a lovely Ron Grainer score)
  • 1972 What's Up Doc?
  • 1973 The Last of SheilaO Lucky Man
  • 1974 Blazing SaddlesThe Towering Inferno (both comedies)
  • 1975 The Yakusa (check out the talent: Mitcham, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Sydney Pollack)
  • 1976 The Ritz
  • 1977 The Late Show
  • 1978 Capricorn OneMovie MovieSuperman
  • 1979 A Little Romance (really sweet movie, old ham Lawrence Olivier, a teenage Diane Lane)
  • 1980 Altered States (Ken Russell doing what Ken Russell used to do, Paddy Chayefsky was pissed off with adaptation)
  • 1981 Body HeatExcalibur (2 dynamite movies)
  • 1982 Blade Runner
  • 1983 The Right Stuff (remember when Hollywood blockbusters could still be intelligent and not comic/video game driven?)
  • 1984 Razorback (giant pig demolishes house, lounge TV showing Don and Bert's Wheel segment - great first scene, Mr Mulcahy)
  • 1985 Spies Like Us;  Mishimi
  • 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (Steve Martin is sublime, great film adaptation)
  • 1987 The Lost BoysInnerspace

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