The end

I have been publishing this blog for a long time, in fact, more than seven years. The response has been a bit of spam but not much else. I do know some people read it.

It’s my fault, I guess, for not writing about interesting things, so this site will close down. Nothing more will be added, then eventually it will disappear.

Bye…

Favourites

I started this blog more than seven years ago by listing my top 10 films, as follows:

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Nashville
  3. Toy Story
  4. Galaxy Quest
  5. City Lights
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front
  7. Double Indemnity
  8. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  9. King Kong
  10. Hellzapoppin’
  11. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Now, I have to say that it was a bit of a cheat. I limited myself to one film per director, so The Shining should have been there but isn’t, for example.

After all this time, you would expect some new entries in the list.

I have to say that the order may have changed a little, and certainly City Lights would go down. Probably, Hellzapoppin’ would have gone off the list, and Gravity would be in there somewhere in the middle. Citizen Kane can also be added somewhere.

This year has been an anniversary for 2001. Nashville looks dated, but as a commentary on America, it has never seemed more relevant. The value of Toy Story has been reduced with sequels and excessively frequent showings on tv, whereas Oh! What a Lovely War seems more appropriate for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II.