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Was 2002 the greatest year for Film & Music?

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June 27, 2013 by Craig Sutherland


Spider-Man got it’s release in 2002 and sparked the ‘Golden Age’ of Superhero cinema.
Sigur Rós released the incredible ( ).
Matt Damon & Doug Liman revolutionized the spy/action genre with The Borne Identity.
Interpol put out Turn on the Bright Lights.
Paul Thomas Anderson showed us that Adam Sandler can actually act in Punch-Drunk Love.
Super-Group Audioslave put out their incredible self-titled album that made us all dig our Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden records and blow the dust off.
Gasper Noe shocked us with the ultra violent/ultra rapey Irreversible.
N.E.R.D dropped In Seach Of…
Maggie Gyllenhaal became every office workers dream girl in Secretary.

The Queen Of The Stoneage basically took over the radio and MTV with Songs For The Deaf.
James Van Der Beek got angry as Patrick Bateman’s little brother in The Rules Of Attraction.

The Hives cast loose the lo-fi classic compilation Your New Favorite Band.
Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
… and Michael Moore blasted George Bush during his Oscar acceptance speech after winning for Bowling For Columbine.
A Pretty great year i think you’ll agree, can you think of any glaring omissions?

Special Mentions to the films: Adaptation, The 25th Hour, Death To Smoochy, Narc & Gerry.

Special Mentions to the albums: A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay, The Last Broadcast by Doves, The Blueprint 2 by Jay-Z and One By One by the Foo Fighters.

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