Wednesday 24 May 2000

2019 Centennials

I enjoyed celebrating the centennials of important people to film, a project that led to my award-winning fifth book, A Hundred in 2016, so much that I knew I had to continue in 2017. I'm enjoying this series, so I'm back for the 2019 edition, year four for me.

So, here's 2019 Centennials.

Each review here was posted on what would have been (or in some instances actually was) the one hundredth birthday of someone important to the film industry. The aim is to remember them with an interesting film from their career that, in the process, allows me to explore another aspect of history, whether to cinema, something wider or both.

Some of these people are famous, household names that we grew up watching. Some aren't. And some used to be, but a hundred years is a long time and things change. All, however, are important.

These carefully curated films vary by era, genre and nationality and, together, help to enrich my knowledge and maybe yours too. I'll collate these reviews into a new book, A Hundred in 2019, to be released at the beginning of 2020.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Latest Review (18 Feb 2019)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
I Died a Thousand Times 1955 4 4 Stuart Heisler IMDb

All 2019 Centennial Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Abominable Snowman 1957 5 4 Val Guest IMDb
The Big Circus 1959 4 4 Joseph M. Newman IMDb
House of Bamboo 1955 5 5 Samuel Fuller IMDb
I Died a Thousand Times 1955 4 4 Stuart Heisler IMDb
I’ve Lived Before 1956 4 4 Richard Bartlett IMDb
Night Train to Mundo Fine 1966 1 1 Coleman Francis IMDb
Noose 1948 5 5 Edmond T. Gréville IMDb
Our Man in Havana 1959 6 6 Carol Reed IMDb

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