Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Best Pictures

Wendy posted about her goal of seeing the remaining 30 Best Picture winners she has not seen before the 2007 Academy Awards broadcast. I thought that was a good goal, but because I really don't want to focus solely on Best Picture winners I don't think I'll try to match that goal.

I have 34 remaining to see. Ordinary People will be arriving from Netflix tomorrow and Ghandi and Terms of Endearment are currently in the queue. That will leave me with 31. But since I am adding a couple of movies from each of several lists to my queue, it will likely be a while before I really make progress on the next part of the Best Picture list.

This is what I have left to watch:

1927/1928: Wings
1929/1930: All Quiet on the Western Front
1930/1931: Cimarron
1932/1933: Cavalcade
1935: Mutiny on the Bounty
1936: The Great Ziegfeld
1937: The Life of Emile Zola
1938: You Can't Take It with You
1939: Gone with the Wind
1940: Rebecca
1941: How Green Was My Valley
1942: Mrs. Miniver
1944: Going My Way
1945: The Lost Weekend
1946: The Best Years of Our Lives
1947: Gentleman's Agreement
1949: All the King's Men
1950: All about Eve
1951: An American in Paris
1952: The Greatest Show on Earth
1953: From Here to Eternity
1956: Around the World in 80 Days
1958: Gigi
1959: Ben-Hur
1962: Lawrence of Arabia
1963: Tom Jones
1966: A Man for All Seasons
1967: In the Heat of the Night
1968: Oliver!
1973: The Sting
1979: Kramer vs Kramer
1980: Ordinary People
1982: Ghandi
1983: Terms of Endearment

Naturally all of the modern movies are off of the list, but I think I've made decent progress. The next time I add some movies to my queue I would be adding the earliest three. That's how I am going to work this. The three newest followed by the three oldest. If I keep it up I'll meet in the middle somewhere around the good version of All the King's Men (the reports of the 2006 version are not favorable)

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