By Year

Beginning in late 2007 I began trying to educate myself since 17 years of formal education failed to do it for me. I may be jumping around a bit here, but eventually it should all even out, the following being what I’ve studied since I began this project. The works listed with a darker color are ones that I particularly like, that is, my favorites.

1323 BCE >>> Death of Tutankhamun.




1721 >>> Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major.



1783 >>> Blake – Poetical Sketches.

1874 >>> First exhibit of Impressionism.

1911 >>> Ince/Tucker – “The Dream”. 1913 >>> Feuillade – Fantômas – À l’ombre de la guillotine; Juve contre Fantômas. Wegener – Der Student von Prag. 1914 >>> (Chaplin) – Tillie’s Punctured Romance. 1915 >>> DeMille – The Cheat. Feuillade – Les Vampires [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ]. (WC Fields) – Pool Sharks. Griffith – The Birth of a Nation. 1917 >>> Bauer – The Dying Swan (Umirayushchii Lebed / Умиращия лебед). Lubitsch – Das Fidele Gefängnis.

1920 >>> Wegener – Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam 1922 >>> Christensen – Haxan. Murnau – Nosferatu. Flaherty – Nanook of the North. 1926 >>> Brecht“The Elephant Calf”. Man Ray – “Emak-Bakia”. 1927 >>> Dreyer – The Passion of Joan of Arc. 1928 >>> Bataille – Histoire de l’oeil (Story of the Eye). Henry Miller – Crazy Cock. 1929 >>> Pabst – Pandora’s Box.

1931 >>> Lang – M. 1932 >>> (WC Fields) – The Dentist; The Pharmacist. Lubitsch – Trouble in Paradise. 1933 >>> (WC Fields) – The Fatal Glass of Beer; The Barbershop. 1934 >>> Van Dyke – The Thin Man. 1935 >>>Hitchcock – The 39 Steps. 1936 >>> Benjamin – “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” 1938 >>>Artaud – Le Théâtre et son Double (The Theatre and Its Double). 1939 >>> Fleming – Gone with the Wind. Renoir – Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu).

1940 >>> Ford – Grapes of Wrath. Hawks – His Girl Friday. 1941 >>> Dieterle – The Devil and Daniel Webster. Huston – The Maltese Falcon. Henry Miller – The Colossus of Maroussi. 1942 >>> Berkeley – For Me and My Gal. Curtiz – Casablanca. 1946 >>> Hawks – The Big Sleep. 1947 >>> Seaton – Miracle on 34th St. 1948 >>> Lean – Oliver Twist. 1949 >>> Reed – The Third Man.

1950 >>> Mankiewicz – All About Eve. Wilder – Sunset Boulevard. 1953 >>> Wyler – Roman Holiday. 1955 >>> Mankiewicz – Guys and Dolls. 1956 >>> Sirk – Written on the Wind. 1959 >>> Wilder – Some Like It Hot.

1960 >>> Kramer – Inherit the Wind. Kubrick – Spartacus. Walters – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. 1962 >>> Truffaut – Jules et Jim. 1964 >>> Nin – Collages.

1981 >>> Sheehan – Pippin. 1987 >>> Ardolino – Dirty Dancing. Rybczynski – Steps.

1991 >>> Spielberg – Hook. 1993 >>> Kieslowski – Bleu. 1994 >>> Branagh – Frankenstein. 1998 >>> Frayn – Copenhagen.

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