Okay, so we’re already a couple of days into this new year, but we haven’t put up a list of my favourites of 2007. (Not that anyone would lose some sleep over that if I wouldn’t post them.)
* F * I * L * M *
As it’s a film site after all, let’s find out who made it to my top 10 there. 2007 wasn’t the most inspiring of years, I’ve noticed. A lot of the films I watched didn’t get more than 5 out of 10. Maybe I missed out on some movies. Like The Assassination of Jesse James By The Rest of That Very Long Movie Title I Can Never Remember: that one got quite some praise, but sadly just didn’t play long enough for me to go and see it. But I did have time to go and watch Notes of a Scandal (oh, the horror).
Anyway, enough chit chat: here’s the list.
MOVIE TOP 10
2. EASTERN PROMISES
5. DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN
6. INLAND EMPIRE
7. FAY GRIM
8. NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES (WATER LILIES)
10. MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS
(I chose a picture of Water Lilies to accompany because that’s the only movie in my list that didn’t get a single mention on DV. The full list, albeit in Dutch, can be viewed here.)
* B * O * O * K * S *
Before we get to the music, I want to remind you that my book of the year was Paul Merton’s Silent Comedy. I did get time to read lots of other books and one I never had gotten round to before but that I was manage to crawl through in 2007 was Mark L. Danielewski‘s House of Leaves. I beg your pardon, House of Leaves.
If you aren’t an avid reader, I’d advise you to stay away from this. But if you like to read and don’t mind a gigantic challenge: try that one out.
And if you’d like some music with that, here’s my 10 favourite tracks of the year.
* M * U * S * I * C *
1. TUNNG – Bullets
2. COCOROSIE – Japan / Rainbowarriors
3. BLONDE REDHEAD – 23
4. THE FIERY FURNACES – Ex-Guru
5. LOW – Breaker
6. BEIRUT – Cliquot
7. FEIST – Sealion
8. THE RAVEONETTES – Aly, Walk With Me
9. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Get Innocuous
10. ARCADE FIRE – Black Mirror
Please visit the special Democratische 99 page on my website to find the entire list (all 99 tracks) plus lots of MP3s and YouTube links.