A Lifetime of Film covers one specific year of a Cinefessions’ writers existence, from birth to now, and goes over their top ten films from that year. It stems from a meme on Letterboxd, and is simply being expanded upon here. This week, Ashe covers his birth year: 1977.
There’s a Top Ten Favorite Films Meme going around on Letterboxd where whenever you “like” a list, the list writer gives you a new year, and you write out your top ten films from said year. I decided to take it a step further, and started with the year I was born, and am going to move through the present, which means there’s going to be at least 36 of these this year and more in the future.
The first few years were kind of sparse for me, and some of my favorites aren’t going to make it unless I go back from before I was born (like Jaws, for example). Some of my yearly lists will have honorable mentions. I basically went through each year, added in all the films I’d seen from that year, then whittled it down and put them in order. You can find my actual list for 1977 on Letterboxd here and the others I’ve finished so far off my profile, but the write-ups are going to be here on Cinefessions. Without further ado, here’s my top ten from 1977.
10. The Hills Have Eyes (Wes Craven)
I admit this isn’t one of my favorite movies. I like the atmosphere and the creep factor but I like one of his later films much more than this. Out of the slim pickings of what I’d seen from 1977 though, this made the cut. It’s interesting and definitely great considering the budget, but not one I revisit very often.
9. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
An interesting and twisted film, probably my favorite from Dario Agrento honestly. Great use of color and film making that’s unsettling on top of everything else. It’s not a film I like though. I’m picky when it comes to horror films and while I like films that make me uncomfortable, this never really clicked with me as much as I’d hoped It would after it was hyped so much to me by my friends at the time.
8. The Rescuers
Yes a Disney film and an animated one at that. I do still happen to like those. Some of the better films out there happen to be animated and even though Disney’s tend to be aimed at children, there’s usually several layers to them. I’d actually seen the Rescuers Down Under first and prefer that film to this one, there is a charm here that I like and enjoy. Continue reading