I guess I'll take it upon myself to start a new thread here, but feeling rather lazy at the moment, I'll do something that doesn't take much thought...what is your favorite decade for film?
I'm rather fond of the 1950's, as well as the 2 neighboring decades, but moreso the Fifties. No big reason why, I suppose that's the decade I've seen the most from. Stanley Kramer was in the business, Ford and Hitch did some great stuff, as well did many others. Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant were still big stars, Cooper made a great film, and Henry Fonda and John Wayne continued to get better. Some highlights of the decade, for me anyway, include The Searchers, High Noon, 12 Angry Men, Singin' in the Rain, Harvey, Strangers on a Train, The Caine Mutiny, Guys and Dolls, Bridge on the River Kwai, Some Like it Hot, and North by Northwest.
The late sixties, the epics were becoming less rampant, Connery was in bloom(favorite James Bond movie with Connery, You Only live Twice.) Hmmm, George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead is one of my favorite horror movies. Hard to choose, my favorites are sporatic, the movies are throughout all of the decades(I guess minus the 20's and the early half of the seventies)
O.k, I will go with the sixties, Im in somewhat of a Bond craze at the moment...
The eighties, definitely. THe 80s were when most of my favorite movies came out- all Indy movies, two Star Wars movies, ET, Back to the Futures, etc. I also love the forties (CASABLANCA!!!!!!!!) (that is when it came out, right?)
the 80's, hands down! indiana jones trilogy of course, but SO many others. most of my movie heroes are from this decade: ash (evil dead 2) peter, ray, egon and winston (ghostbusters) marty mcfly (bttf)... then theres aliens, terminator, the goonies, etc. i guess the all time best movies went from the late 70s to early 90s, but the majority were from the eighties.
I don't think the 80s were the golden age of cinema. I agree it was the golden age of escapism, with the fantasy and adventure films so popular, thanks to Indy, Star Wars type movies. However, golden age seems to descibe the forties and fifties better where a lot of these films pay homage.