The Intermittent Kevin

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1999: Great year for movies

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It’s crossed my mind before that 1999 – spanning my 3rd and 4th years of college – was a damn good year for movies. Just ran across this list, and realized how amazingly right I was. Some of these movies made me cry from their goodness.

I put a star next to movies that I would consider in my personal "top 100." Eight in just one year!

(Lifted from No Kubrick Movie Is Just A Movie: 10 Years After Eyes Wide Shut)
Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut
Terence Malik, The Thin Red Line [1]
George Lucas, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace [2]
The Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix
David Cronenberg, eXistenZ

It’s like The Matrix with fleshy placentas instead of machines.

David Fincher, Fight Club*
David Lynch,The Straight Story
Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich* [3]
Michael Mann, The Insider
Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia

Respect the cock.

Sam Mendes, American Beauty* [4]
Robert Altman, Cookie’s Fortune
Alexander Payne, Election*
M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense
Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, The Blair Witch Project*
Brad Bird, The Iron Giant*
Guy Ritchie, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Steven Soderbergh, The Limey

"Say General Zod again."

Mike Judge, Office Space*
Tom Tykwer, Run Lola Run*
Julie Taymor, Titus
John Lasseter, Toy Story 2
David O. Russell, Three Kings [5]

[1] I cheated. It was released in Oscar season 2008.
[2] Not saying it was good, just momentous. Plus camping out for tickets is one of my happiest memories.
[3] The first studio movie for both Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman.
[4] Written by Alan Ball, who has gone on to create Six Feet Under and True Blood.
[5] Ice Cube and Marky Mark can act!


Written by Kevin Miller

July 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

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  1. Wow. That’s scary how right you are. Also fun because I watched many of those movies in theaters with you! I’ll never forget walking home from watching Blair Witch at Dobie feeling slightly ill at the camera work.


    July 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    • That and being afraid to walk upstairs cause it looked like the staircase at the end of the movie with the kids’ handprints on the wall. Yeesh.


      July 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

  2. […] ten years—it’s a long time. Slight difficulty is added by the fact that 1999 was one of the best years for movies ever, too. So those are all […]

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