Was 1939 the greatest year for movies?


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Didge Doo answered

I just looked up some of the movies made that year and they were certainly a diverse lot. Some were excellent, some were flops but, yeah, it was a good year.

As in any field there are always opinions -- some justified, others not -- about what or who was the greatest. Roger Federer, we were told repeatedly, was the greatest tennis player ever. Now we're hearing that Novak Djokovic is the greatest ever. But how do they really compare to some of the greats from the 50s and 60s?

Bobby Fischer was the greatest chess player of all time ... until Garry Kasparov came along. But have we forgotten Paul Morphy, Aaron Nimzowitsch, and Alexander Alekhine?

It's interesting to make comparisons -- whether of movies, sport, or any other kind -- but without some means to measure the relative worth, it remains only opinion.

What do you think?

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
I agree ! I love almost all of the 1939 movies ! Even Robin Hood with Errol Flynn!
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I think Kim was my favourite Errol Flynn movie, though i as pretty young when I saw it. Wouldn't mind watching it again.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
That is a good one !

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