Ten Best Films of 2004

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Re: Ten Best Films of 2004

Postby Sabin » Mon May 19, 2014 11:55 am

Ten years ago, I headed off to Chicago. Time to revisit this list. As always, Sunshine & Sunset perch atop a pretty glorious list.

BEST OF 2004
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry)
2. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)
3. Dogville (dir. Lars von Trier)
4. Bad Education (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
5. The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird)
6. Spider-Man 2 (dir. Sam Raimi)
7. Primer (dir. Shane Carruth)
8. Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne)
9. The Manchurian Candidate (dir. Jonathan Demme)
10. I (heart) Huckabees (dir. David O. Russell)
RUNNERS UP (many of whom would be in the top ten) - The Aviator, Cowards Bend the Knee, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hero, Kinsey, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Maria Full of Grace, Million Dollar Baby, Shaun of the Dead, Team America: World Police, and Vera Drake
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Postby Hollywood Z » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:43 pm

1. The Passion of the Christ
2. Spider-Man 2
3. Sideways
4. The Incredibles
5. Million Dollar Baby
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7. Closer
8. Hotel Rwanda
9. Kill Bill: Volume 2
10. Garden State
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Postby Damien » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:10 am

--Sonic Youth wrote:It's because Gen X'ers are looking less like Ryan Phillipe and more like Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Just wait ten years, Y'er's. Damien will turn on you, too.

Nah, Ethan Hawke is an X'er.




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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:47 pm

My final list:

01. Bad Education (Almodovar)
02. Before Sunset (Linklater)
03. The Incredibles (Bird)
04. Kinsey (Condon)
05. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood)
06. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron)
07. The Aviator (Scorsese)
08. Sideways (Payne)
09. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry)
10. I <3 Huckabees (Russell)

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Postby VanHelsing » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:35 pm

Can I have the best of both worlds?
I want to be a Gen XY - experienced like Hoffman yet still good-looking like Phillippe!
With a Southern accent...
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Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:52 pm

It's because Gen X'ers are looking less like Ryan Phillipe and more like Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Just wait ten years, Y'er's. Damien will turn on you, too.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:49 pm

Well, thank you Damien. I hadn't chimed in yet to this conversation, but I am also a proud Gen Y-er.

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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:06 pm

Bite me.
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Postby Damien » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:53 pm

This Baby Boomer doesn't blame you Tripp -- Y is cooler these days than X.
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Postby flipp525 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:08 pm

Thanks for doing all that research, Damien. I'll go with Gen Y.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:58 pm

By all definitions, it appears I'm Gen X.
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Postby Damien » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:30 pm

flipp525 wrote:Just out of curiosity (and slightly off-topic): I was born in 1978. What's my "generation"? Am I Gen Y?

I've always thought that Gen Y started with 1980.

The American Association of Law Librariies says:

WHAT DEFINES GENERATION X AND GENERATION Y?
Generation X and Generation Y are terms used to describe demographic cohorts of people born after the baby boom. Precise definitions for these terms vary. For example, the US Census defines Generation X to mean those people born between the years 1968 and 1979. Other dates for Generation X, such as 1965 to 1976, or 1965 to 1981 have been used. Likewise, the precise boundaries of Generation Y are variable -- dates ranging as widely as 1979 through 1994 and 1982 though 2000 have been used. Colloqually speaking, 'Generation X' is a term used to refer to the group of people born in the late 1960s and 1970s, and 'Generation Y' refers to those born between the late 1970s and early 1990s.
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But WordSPy.com writes:

Generation Y (jen.uh.ray.shun WY) n. A person who is part of the generation born in 1978 or later. Also: Yer, Y-er.


Example Citation:
"Marketers know them and love them as Generation Y or the Echo Boom, a cohort that is more than 50 percent larger than the 45 million strong Generation X."
—Julie Connelly, "A Ripe Target for Web Retailers, Teens Keep Heading to the Mall," The New York Times, September 22, 1999


Earliest Citation:
Most university graduates with general degrees, myself included, are capable of being productive members of society. It is not through lacking work experience: paradoxically, it is the collective stupidity in our thinking that a university degree, the only necessity of the generations before us, would be enough to guarantee financial independence for Generation X as it did for Generation Y.
—Scott L. Kuehl, "Am I obsolete?," The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario), July 22, 1992


Notes:
People born in 1978 or later are known as Generation Y because they came after Generation X, the cohort born between 1965 and 1977. Since Generation Y is composed mostly of the children of the Baby Boom Generation (1946 to 1964), a synonym for Generation Y is the Baby Boom Echo. =======================

So I guess, Flipp, the bottom line is you can choose whether you want to be Gen X or Gen Y.
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Postby flipp525 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:11 pm

--Damien wrote:Plus, I've heard from a couple people that Neil Patrick is a Gen Y icon.

Just out of curiosity (and slightly off-topic): I was born in 1978. What's my "generation"? Am I Gen Y?




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Postby rudeboy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:46 am

1. Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar)
2. Kinsey (Bill Condon)
3. The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci)
4. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
5. In Good Company (Paul Weitz)
6. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
7. Birth (Jonathan Glazer)
8. The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles)
9. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
10. Alexander (Oliver Stone)

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Postby Sabin » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:53 am

Taking another look at 2004. Just a wonderful year.

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry)
2. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)
3. Bad Education (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
4. Cowards Bend the Knee (dir. Guy Maddin)
5. Hero (dir. Zhang Yimou)
6. Dogville (dir. Lars von Trier)
7. Primer (dir. Shane Carruth)
8. Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne)
9. The Manchurian Candidate (dir. Jonathan Demme)
10. Million Dollar Baby (dir. Clint Eastwood)
RUNNERS UP (many of whom would be in the top ten) - The Aviator, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I (heart) Huckabees, The Incredibles, Kinsey, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Maria Full of Grace, Spider-Man 2, Team America: World Police, and Vera Drake




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