My life in film..

And music and video games. ”My life in film” just sounded better as a title.

Last night I laid restless in bed feeling sick. The sick part is not what bothered me. What bothered me is that I was rearranging my music library in Google Music and suddenly felt really overwhelmed. My music library wasn’t good enough a representation of the person that I was or that I am, for that matter. It wouldn’t matter to a person who cares little about music but it’s such a big part of my life. I extended the thought to films, series and video games and I realized I don’t have a huge database called ”Raph”. I mean, no sane person does but I feel very strongly about the fact that I can visualize where I was or who I was with simply by remembering which artist or film I was into at that particular moment in time. Nostalgia is very important to me. I am so passionate about so many things that I feel it would be too much of a waste to not remember these things when I’m going to be older. Also, for me, it gets easier to focus on the future when I have my past in order. It helps define who I am and where I’m from. So in my head, I started working on a chronological list of musicians, films, series and video games that helped define who I am today (yes, I am such a freak, no, I kid you not).

I sorted the list by decade. Sometimes you’ll notice I put an artist, film or video game that was more famous in an earlier time period versus in a more recent decade. That’s because it played more of a defining role in my life at that time.

80’s-90’s

Michael Jackson
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque
Sega
Wonderboy in Monsterland
Olive et Tom
Tortues Ninja
Game Boy
Tetris
Mario

90’s – 00’s
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Beverly Hills 90210
Hook
Willow
The Ten Commadments
Rocky 1,2,3,4,5
Richie Rich
Beverly Hills Cop
My Girl
Spaceballs
Metallica
Guns and Roses
Bryan Adams
Full House
Mrs. Doubtfire
Dennis the Menace
the Offspring
Street Fighter II
SNES
Joan Osborne
International Superstar Soccer
Braveheart
Whitesnake
Fifa(‘s)
True Lies
Forrest Gump
Roxette
Mr. Big
Queen
Nirvana
Radiohead
Primal Scream
Wayne’s World
Rock and Roll Racing
Faith No More
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Lenny Kravitz
Soundgarden
Notting Hill
Jerry Maguire
Les visiteurs
NBA Jam
Alanis Morissette
Championship Manager 97
Jamiroquai
Friends
American History X
REM
Sheryl Crow
Pepe Deluxe
White Town
The Faculty
It’s a Funny Old Game
Anouk
Krezip
Dawson’s Creek
Big Red Racing
Buddha Bar
Oasis
Incubus
Café del Mar
De Phazz
Saint-Germain
Twelve Monkeys
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
She’s the One
Trainspotting
The Game
Cruel Intentions
Counting Crows
Placebo
Manu Chao
There’s Something About Mary
American Pie
Blink 182
Michelle Branch
Reality Bites
Smashing Pumpkins
Fight Club
the Usual Suspects

 

00’s-10’s

Almost Famous
Snatch
The Big Lebowski
The Killers
More Radiohead
Death Cab for Cutie
Coldplay
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Requiem for a Dream
Rage Against the Machine
Weezer
Moby
The Beach
Traffic
Road Trip
High Fidelity
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Amores Perros
Jackie Brown
Dreamers
Stealing Beauty
Last Tango in Paris
Bob Dylan
Jimi Hendrix
The Strokes
Kings of Leon
Clap your Hands Say Yeah
Arcade Fire
Silversun Pickups
Crash
The Village
Closer
Lost
Prison Break
The OC
How I Met Your Mother
Eurotrip
The Butterfly Effect
9 songs
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Garden State
The Shins
Along Came Polly
Wicker Park
House of Flying Daggers
Sigur Ros
Lord of the Rings 1,2,3
Ocean’s Eleven
Fast and the Furious
Black Hawk Down
Vanilla Sky
Blow
Enemy at the Gates
Zoolander
Not Another Teen Movie
Amélie
Monster’s Ball
Clerks
Cidade de Deus
The Pianist
Minority Report
Bush
Placebo
Ice Age
Gangs of New York
8 mile
Austin Powers
XXX
Adaptation
25th hour
La Haine
Infernal Affairs
Hable con Ella
Lucia y el Sexo
Y tu mama Tambien
40 days and 40 nights
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pirates of the Carribean
Stereophonics
Kill Bill
Lost in Translation
Big Fish
Habana Blues
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days
21 grams
Thin Red Line
Intolerable Cruelty
Tape
Sum 41
Goodbye Lenin
The Edukators
Swimming Pool
V for Vendetta
Memento
Sin City
Brokeback Mountain
Wedding Crashers
Madagascar
Paris
Munich
The Blair Witch Project
Hard Candy
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Departed
The Lives of Others
She’s the One
Die Welle
Happy Feet
Paris, I love you
New York, I love you
Ratatouille
Into the Wild
Little Miss Sunshine
You Me and Everyone We Know
The Unicorns
Juno
I’m not there
Southpark
Family Guy
The Dark Knight
Auberge Espagnole
Burn After Reading
Kung Fu Panda
Hurt Locker
You don’t Mess with the Zohan
Yes Man
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Enemy at the Gates
La Vita e Bella
David Gray
The Fray
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
That 70s Show
The Hangover
The Pianist
Ash
Noir Desir
Ratatouille
The Believer
Matchstick Men
Annie Hall
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Jack Johnson
Ben Harper
Irreversible
La Meglio Gioventu
L’ultimo Bacio

10’s-20’s

MGMT
Yeasayer
The Black Keys
The Beatles
Woods
My Bloody Valentine
Transparent
Parks and Recreation
Like Crazy
Silver Linings Playbook
The Americans
Warpaint
Alt-J
The Wire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Happythankyoumoreplease
Liberal Arts
50/50
Interstellar
500 days of Summer
Knocked up
40 year Old Virgin
Girls
This is 40
The Big Short
Wolf of Wallstreet
Inglorious Basterds
Les poupees russes
Casse tete Chinois
Le premier jour du reste de ta vie
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Fauda
The Band That Visits
Waltz with Bashir
Lebanon
Creed
He’s just not that into you
I love you man
Up in the Air
Social Network
The Beatles
Blue Valentine
Birdman
The Last Waltz
La La Land
Inside Out
Incendies
Get Him to the Greek
Bridesmaids
Crazy Stupid Love
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Limitless
Super
Scott Pilgrim Against the World
Kick Ass
Dead Pool
Dead Pool 2
Star Wars 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
The Office
Midnight in Paris
Friends with Benefits
Curb your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
Entourage
Moneyball
Portugal. The Man
Naked
Django Unchained
Schindler’s List
The Hunger Games
The perks of being a wallflower
Trainwreck
Stuck in Love
Moonrise Kingdom
The Master
There Will be Blood
No Country for Old Men
Bohemian Rhapsody
Puccini Tosca
Life of Pi
Meet the Patels
Master of None
The Hunger Games
Her
Orange is the New Black
Blue is the warmest color
Mektoub, My love
To Rome With Love
Inside Llewyn Davis
Boyhood
Dallas Buyers Club
Blood Ties
Fruitvale Station
Californication
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ex Machina
Inherent Vice
Funny People
People Places Things
Flight of the Conchords
The Revenant
Broken Circle Breakdown
The Cure
The Smiths
the Marvelous Mrs Maisel

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