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SPECIAL FRIENDSHIPS: LIST OF FILMS BY YEAR

 

This is Steven Freeman’s list by year of the films he mentioned in Special Friendships, his unpublished book about the depiction of close friendships between men and boys in film, which is introduced here. He called this list “Index by year”, but the references he gave to the page numbers of his manuscript are here omitted as superfluous for an online edition. The reader wishing to find what he wrote about these films is advised to use the search facility at the top right of the page, specifying “Exact Phrase” when the results appear.

 

Index by year

It may seem a perverse way of indexing titles, but the chronological sequence itself has something to reveal in terms of perceptible social agendas, and grouping titles by their decade of release gives them better context. I do not submit to the hare-brained convention that decades count from 0 to 9, instead of from 1 to 10, as everything else does.  2000 was self-evidently the final year of the last millennium, and not the first year of this one.  The world ejaculated prematurely.

 

1890s

L’Arroseur Arrosé 
You Dirty Boy                    
The Runaway Knock and the Suffering Milkman                             Two Naughty Boys Teasing the Cobbler

1900s

Teasing Grandpa   
His First Cigar, Probably his Last           
Those Troublesome Boys                                                 
Tommy and the Mouse in the Art School         
The Dear Boys Come Home for the Holidays  
An Artful Young Truant
Boys Will Be Boys  
Daisy’s Adventures in the Land of the Chrysanthemums                  
Drat That Boy!                    
The Office Boy’s Revenge                                             
That Terrible Barber’s Boy
Accident to Tommy’s Trousers  
Children v Earthquakes — Earthquakes Preferred                        
The Peashooter Or:  A New Weapon for the Army                             
The Schoolboys’ Revolt    
When Boys are Forbidden to Smoke      
The Boy and the Convict
The Prince and the Pauper                                             
Daddy’s Little Didums Did It                                                     

1910s

The Ransom of Red Chief                                                
Curing the Office Boy       
The Prince and the Pauper                                              
The Prince and the Pauper                                              

1920s

The Kid                    
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Crainquebille                      
The Prince and the Pauper                                              
The Printer’s Devil
Let ‘Er Go Gallagher!         

1930s

The Champ             
Father’s Son
Frankenstein
The Bowery            
Brennendes Geheimnis    
Something Always Happens                                                     
David Copperfield
A Midsummer Night’s Dream                                                   
Mutiny on the Bounty
Captains Courageous       
Dead End    
The Prince and the Pauper                                  
Angels With Dirty Faces  
Boys Town              
The Housemaster  
Boy Slaves               
Goodbye Mr Chips
Gone with the Wind         
King of the Turf                 
Little Men   

1940s

Citizen Kane
Confirm or Deny   
Father’s Son            
How Green Was My Valley                                                         
The Maltese Falcon
Jungle Book           
Lassie Come Home
My Friend Flicka    
La Cage Aux Rossignols   
Going My Way                   
Tomorrow the World        
Great Expectations
Irgendwo in Berlin
Sciuscia                                
The Yearling           
Gentleman’s Agreement  
Germana Anno Zero         
Red River                
The Tender Years  
Vice Versa               
The Fallen Idol                   
The Guinea Pig                  
The Search  
The Winslow Boy  
Down to the Sea in Ships             
Johnny Holiday                 
The Rocking Horse Winner                     
Cattle Drive            
Father is a Bachelor
Kim                          
Saddle Tramp                    
Under My Skin                   

1950s
The Browning Version     
Hans Christian Andersen
Hunted                    
Jeux Interdits          
The Member of the Wedding
O. Henry’s Full House     
Tarzan’s Savage Fury        
Young Paul Baroni
The Kidnappers                 
Mr Scoutmaster                 
My Son Jeep           
Shane                      
River of No Return
Amici per la Pelle
The Kentuckian                 
The Ladykillers                  
Moonfleet               
Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne 
The Bad Seed                      
The Brave One                   
Crime in the Streets          
The Spanish Gardener      
Du Pont Show of the Month       
Le Naïf aux 40 Enfants     
Old Yeller   
The Scamp  
The Rifleman                      
The Browning Version     
Dennis the Menace
Hole In The Head  
Tiger Bay     
The Twilight Zone
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn                                       
The Andy Griffith Show
My Three Sons                   
Psycho                                 
Spartacus                 

1960s
The Innocents        
Lolita                        
Le Petit Garçon de l’Ascenseur
Reach for Glory      
Whistle Down the Wind  
Ivanovo Detstvo    
Lawrence of Arabia
The Prince and the Pauper
To Kill a Mockingbird                                           
The Incredible Journey     
Sammy Going South         
Les Amitiés Particulieres                                                 
Carry On Cleo                    
Flipper                                 
Adventures of the Seaspray        
The Fool Killer                   
A High Wind in Jamaica
Lost in Space                      
The Nanny  
Batman                                
Follow Me, Boys!
Nattlek                                
Tarzan                                  
The Adventures of Skippy
Doctor Dolittle                   
Incompreso             
Fellini-Satyricon    
Satyricon  (Polidoro)         
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Tom Sawyers und Huckleberry Finns Abenteuer       
L’Arbre de Nöel                 
L’Enfant Sauvage  
Kes               
Popi              
The Reivers             
The Valley of Gwangi       
The Decameron                 
The Go-Between
The Odd Couple                

1970s
Black Beauty           
The Canterbury Tales       
The Cowboys                     
Friends                                
Morte a Venizia  (Death In Venice)
The Nightcomers   
Night Hair Child   
Summer of ’42        
Child’s Play
The Culpepper Cattle Co.                                                
The Godfather                    
Jeremiah Johnson  
Last Tango in Paris
Slaughterhouse Five        
Deux Imbeciles Heureux                                                             
The Exorcist
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler         
Scalawag                 
L’Ultima Neve di Primavera       
The Wicker Man                
The Arabian Nights          
Devil Times Five    
It’s Alive                 
The Little Prince    
Montreal Main                   
Il Venditore di Palloncini                                                 
Where the Red Fern Grows         
Barry Lyndon                     
Brennendes Geheimnis
Jaws                         
Paper Tiger             
The Prince and the Pauper                                              
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom 
Assault on Precinct 13      
The Bad News Bears
The Devil’s Playground   
Un Enfant dans la Foule   
Eraserhead              
Freaky Friday                     
I Don’t Want to be Born   
Network                  
The Omen   
P. J. and the President’s Son
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea  
Taxi Driver              
Captains Courageous       
Crossed Swords                 
Cross of Iron           
Préparez Vos Mouchoirs  
The Ransom of Red Chief                                                
Star Wars                
La Vie Devant Soi  
L’Albero degli Zoccoli      
The Champ             
Diff’rent Strokes    
Du er Ikke Alene
The Lord of the Rings       
The Lost Boys                     
Pretty Baby             
Three Card Monte 
Die Blechtrommel 
Blue Fin                   
Dimenticare Venezia        
Kramer vs Kramer
A Little Romance   
Phantasm                
Salem’s Lot             
Uno Sceriffo Extraterrestre …  Molto Terrestre, Poco Extra             
Anthracite              
Bugie Bianche                     
Christiane F.: Wir Kinder von Bahnhof Zoo     
The Earthling                     
The Elephant Man 
The Island               
Little Darlings
Little Lord Fauntleroy       

1980s
Fanny och Alexander        
Father Murphy                   
Gummi Tarzan                   
If You Go Down in the Woods Today   
Maitre d’École                    
On Golden Pond                
Time Bandits                      
Vice Versa               
Abuse                      
Author! Author!    
The Beastmaster
Conan the Barbarian
E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial
Fighting Back                     
Private Lessons                  
Something So Right          
Voyagers!                
Angelo My Love                
Kazoku Gemu                    
Losin’ It                               
Marvin & Tige                    
Table for Five                     
Cloak and Dagger  
Dune                        
Gremlins     
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Karate Kid                   
Kim              
Martin’s Day          
Misunderstood      
The Shooting Party
Frog Dreaming                   
Ladyhawke 
Legend
Mitt Liv Som Hund
Pale Rider                
Scout Toujours                   
Weird Science                    
Witness                               
Aliens                                  
The Golden Child  
Lamb                        
The Mosquito Coast          
The Name of the Rose      
Il Saporo del Grano
Stand By Me           
Au Revoir les Enfants       
Double Switch                   
Empire of the Sun 
Fatal Attraction                  
Hope And Glory                
Il est Génial, Papy!
The Last Emperor  
Like Father, Like Son        
Pelle Erobreren                 
Star Trek: the Next Generation   
Beetle Juice             
Big                            
Burning Secret                   
Captain Johnno                  
18 Again!                 
Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey            
Rain Man                 
Vice Versa               
The Wonder Years 
Champion               
Le Crépuscule des Loups                                                 
A Dry White Season         
Little Monsters                  
My Left Foot
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Zamri — Oumi — Voskresni!                 
Blind Fury               
La Gloire de Mon Père      
Home Alone           
Oranges are not the Only Fruit   
Psycho IV: the Beginning                                                 

1990s
Body Without Soul
Danny the Champion of the World       
Eerie, Indiana                     
The End of the Golden Weather 
Gossenkind             
Hook                        
J’Embrasse Pas                   
My Own Private Idaho     
Olivier Olivier                    
Robin Hood, Prince  of Thieves  
The Silence of the Lambs                                                 
Terminator 2: Judgment Day      
Vito e gli Altri                    
The Cement Garden
1492: Conquest of Paradise          
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York          
Ladro di Bambini   
3 Ninja Kids            
Free Willy               
The Hour of the Pig
Last Action Hero   
Man Without a Face          
Moi Ivan, Toi Abraham    
Nowhere to Run    
A Perfect World                 
Schindler’s List                  
Six Degrees of Separation
Smukke Dreng                   
The Browning Version     
Forrest Gump                     
Un Indien dans la Ville    
Interview with the Vampire        
Leon                         
North                       
Second Best            
Silent Fall                
Stargate                   
Voor een Verloren Soldaat                                               
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?                                                     
American Gothic   
Braveheart              
The Client               
The Haunting of Helen Walker  
Hollow Reed          
Iki Haole                 
The Indian in the Cupboard                                                        
Jumanji                                
Stick With Me Kid 
Unstrung Heroes   
The Adventures of Pinocchio      
Bogus                       
Captains Courageous       
First Kid                  
Jack                           
Kolya
Mondo                                 
Pianese Nunzio, 14 Anni a Maggio        
The Prince and the Pauper                                              
Sling Blade              
Der Unhold            
Buffy the Vampire Slayer             
Mandragora           
La Vida e Bella                   
La Ville Dont le Prince est un Enfant    
Whiskers                 
Abeltje                                 
Elizabeth                 
Get Real                   
Goodnight Mister Tom     
Happiness               
Mercury Rising                  
Shakespeare in Love         
Le Cercle Parfait    
Kikujiro                   
Presence of Mind   
Queer as Folk                     
The Sixth Sense                  
Ti Kniver i Hjertet 
Turn of the Screw  
Billy Elliot               
Gladiator                 
My Uncle Silas                   
The Prince and the Pauper                                               

2000s
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Enemy at the Gates
L.I.E.                         
The Lord of the Rings       
The Reckoning                   
Return to Innocence          
About a Boy            
Etre et Avoir                         
One Hour Photo                
Road to Perdition  
Capturing the Friedmans                                                 
Master and Commander — The Far Side of the World                        
Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Koran         
Peter Pan                 
Secondhand Lions 
Alexander               
The Butterfly Effect
Cachorro                 
Finding Neverland
La Mala Educación
Mysterious Skin                 
13 Going On 30                  
C.R.A.Z.Y.               
King Kong              
Me and You and Everyone We Know   
Apocalypto
Glue             
300                            
Is Anybody There?
Skellig                                  
Turn of the Screw       

 

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