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What's your favorite reference in Stranger Things?

"Even though it's full of 80s references/nostalgia, my favorite visual cue has to be the repeated call out to Under the Skin whenever Eleven enters the sensory deprivation tank." -The Film Junkie

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FAVORITE FILM BY YEAR

1960 Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
runner up: The Apartment (Billy Wilder) 

1961 West Side Story (Robert Wise)
runner up: Breathless (Jean Luc Godard). *A lot more on this year in 2011* for the 50th anniversary.

1962 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
runner up: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)

 

 

1963 Hud (Martin Ritt)
runner up: Federico Fellni's 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini). 

1964 My Fair Lady (George Cukor)
runner up: Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson) 

1965 The Sound of Music (Robert Wise)
runner up: Darling (John Schlesinger) or Doctor Zhivago (David Lean)... let's just say JULIE CHRISTIE.

1966 Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
runner up: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols). 

1967 Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
give or take: Bonnie & Clyde (Arthur Penn). They're only two of the greatest movies of all time.  

1968 Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
in no particular order: Rachel Rachel (Paul Newman), Funny Girl (William Wyler), Oliver! (Carol Reed), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick) 

 

1969 The Shoot Horses, Don't They (Sydney Pollack)
give or take Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
(Paul Mazursky) which is far too underappreciated.