Sunday, April 03, 2016

A year's worth of movies



Film School Rejects (well worth the follow) has released a calendar of movies corresponding to specific dates. I've put it here to see which ones I've seen (in red), and if I can think of anything to add in green).

JANUARY
1: New Year’s Day (Henry Jaglom, 1989)
2: January 2nd (Matt Winn, 2006)
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6: Three Kings (David O. Russell, 1999) – it’s already Three Kings Day
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8: (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009) – the day Tom met Summer
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12: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) – HAL 9000 was born on 1/12/97
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16: The Night of January 16th (William Clemens, 1941)
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23: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974) – 1-2-3
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FEBRUARY
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2: Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
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14: Valentine’s Day (Garry Marshall, 2010)
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20: Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) – Scarlett saves the plantation Tara on 2/20/1866
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29: Leap Day (Anand Tucker, 2010)
President’s Day: President’s Day (Chris LaMartina, 2010)
Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday (Edward Burns, 2002)

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6: The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998) – Day of the Dude, because of its original release date
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10: 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, 1957)
11: The Matrix (Lilly and Lana Wachowski, 1999) – Neo’s birthdate is 3/11/62
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15: The Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011)
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24: Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, 1952) – the day Don, Kathy and Cosmo figure out how to save The Dueling Cavelier
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Good Friday: The Passion of the Christ

APRIL 
1: April Fool’s Day (Fred Walton, 1986)
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5: Star Trek: First Contact (Jonathan Frakes, 1996) – humans make first contact with aliens on 4/5/2063
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8: Empire Records (Allan Moyle, 1995) – “Rex Manning Day,” based on this being the date of Rex Manning’s appearance at Empire Records
9: April 9th (Roni Ezra, 2015)
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15: Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) – the Titanic sank on 4/15/12
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26: Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) – “Alien Day” based on the alien moon LV-426
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29: The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) – Don Corleone’s birthdate is 4/29/1892 (although in The Godfather Part II it’s said to be 12/7/1891)
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MAY
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4: Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977) – “Star Wars Day” based on the phrase “May the Fourth (Be With You)”
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22: Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008) – Harvey Milk Day in California
23: Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008) – the monster attacks on 5/23/08
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28: Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993) – last day of school
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Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day (Garry Marshall, 2016)
Memorial Day: Memorial Day (Samuel Fischer, 2011)
 
JUNE
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5: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, 1986) – fans believe the day off took place on this date
6: Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994) – Forrest’s birthday
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13: Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham, 1980) – Jason Voorhees’s birthday
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19: Maximum Overdrive (Stephen King, 1986) – Earth passes enters the tail of Rhea-M, causing machines to kill
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23: The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) – Clarice Starling meets Hannibal Lecter
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Father’s Day: Father’s Day (Ivan Reitman, 1997)

JULY
1: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) – Indiana Jones’s birthday is 7/1/1899
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4: Independence Day (Roland Emmerich, 1996)
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8: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) – the shark is finally defeated
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14: July 14 (Rene Clair, 1933)
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31: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001) – Harry Potter’s birthdate is 7/31/80

AUGUST
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4: The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) – Skynet went live on 8/4/97
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8: August. Eighth (Dzhanik Fayzlev, 2012)
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18: Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) – Jake Sully and the Na’vi battle the Earth army on 8/18/2154
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27: The Town (Ben Affleck, 2010) – date of the robbery is 8/27/10
28: Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, 2016) – the first day of the end of summer break
29: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991) – Judgment Day was 8/29/97
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31: Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011)

SEPTEMBER
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5: Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis, 1990) – Hill Valley was founded 9/5/1865
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8: Howard the Duck (Willard Huyck, 1986) – Howard arrives on Earth
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11: September 11 (Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic, 2002)
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25: Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993) – the last murder in Los Angeles happened 9/25/10
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Labor Day: Labor Day (Jason Reitman, 2013)

OCTOBER
1: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) – Willy Wonka Day because that’s the day of the factory tour
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12: The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960) – H.G. Wells meets the Eloi and Morlocks on 10/12/802701
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18: The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) – the day The Joker starts trouble in Gotham City with a bank robbery
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21: Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis, 1989)
22: October 22 (Richard Schenkman, 1998)
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24: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982) – E.T. is left behind on Earth
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31: Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
Columbus Day: Columbus Day (Charles Burmeister, 2008)

NOVEMBER
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5: V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005) – Guy Fawkes Day, “Remember, remember, the fifth of November!”
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12: Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
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14: 11:14 (Greg Marcks, 2003)
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22:  JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991) per The Gal Herself: (I'm adding this, but I've also seen it).
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DECEMBER
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2: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) – the day, of all the gin joins in all the towns in all the world, Ilsa walked into Rick’s
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6: Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) – the colonists of LV-426 are wiped out after investigating the alien ship on the date 12/6/2079
7: Pearl Harbor (Michael Bay, 2001)
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12: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) – Marion is killed at the Bates Motel
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21: 2012 (Roland Emmerich, 2009) – the world ends on 12/21/12
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23: Home Alone (John Hughes, 1990) – Kevin is left home alone
24: The Night Before (Jonathan Levine, 2015) (I would have chosen It's a Wonderful Life or any one of the versions of A Christmas Carol)
25: A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983)
26: Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo, 1998) – Billy Brown’s birthday
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31: New Year’s Eve (Garry Marshall, 2011)


1 comment:

  1. You know how I love these lists! Since 11/22 is my birthday, may I recommend an addition? Oliver Stone's JFK is my ultimate love-hate movie because it's such great filmmaking and such APPALLING history. I'm firmly on both sides of the fence on that sucker.

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