Meme 2 — The Movie

Meme 2 — The Movie

1974: A Woman Under the Influence
1975: Day of the Locust
1976: Killing of a Chinese Bookie
1977: Eraserhead
1978: The Buddy Holly Story
1979: Manhattan
1980: Elephant Man
1981: Reds
1982: White Dog
1983: Zelig
1984: Paris, Texas
1985: After Hours
1986: Blue Velvet/Peggy Sue Got Married
1987: Light of Day
1988: D.O.A.
1989: Crimes and Misdemeanors
1990: Miller’s Crossing/Miami Blues/Joe Vs. the Volcano
1991: Barton Fink
1992: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
1993: Groundhog Day
1994:  Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle/The Last Seduction
1995:  Georgia/Showgirls
1996:  Jude/Hard Eight
1997:  Lost Highway/Starship Troopers
1998:  Dark City/The Wedding Singer/Great Expectations
1999:  Pola X
2000:  Bamboozled/Nurse Betty
2001:  Mulholland Dr.
2002:  Punch-Drunk Love
2003:  Lost in Translation
2004:  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005:  King Kong/History of Violence
2006:  Inland Empire/Marie Antoinette
2007:  There Will Be Blood
2008:  Iron Man (I’ve only seen THREE movies this year….)

I did this in, like, 20 minutes, so take it for what it’s worth (very, very little!)

addendum–well, now I’ve spent about 40 minutes on it–and I’ve pretty much invalidated the exercise by nominating too many movies in a few years…

good afternoon friends!




  1. Ooh — I’m gonna have a go at this later, after I finish another post I’ve got in the works.

    But: to use UK release dates or not to use UK release dates? Hmmm… we’ll see which option works best for me!

    Out of curiosity, what’s the other movie you’ve seen in 2008?

  2. Also, King Kong is to this list as The Sweet Escape was to your albums list — colour me surprised!

    David Al

  3. oh I thought Jackson’s Kong was fantastic! (the ONLY one of his films that I’ve liked since Heavenly Creatures)

    I should write about that sometime…

    the other 2008-release date film that I’ve seen in the theater was, predictably, The Hulk…

    I’ve seen lots of movies in rep theaters, of course… and even more of ’em at home–like, last night’s Showgirls, which I’m seriously considering throwing onto the list (it’s basically the feminist version Robert Rossen’s Body and Soul and Mankiewicz’s All About Eve combined!) I can’t believe I never saw it before! I will never doubt Verhoeven again!


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