All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays.
I was one of the first to select years for this particular exercise, which probably allowed me to select the correct year. The answer is, of course, 1974 and all other answers are wrong.
No matter what your criteria happens to be, 1974 is going to come out on top. Again, this is not ambiguous or open to debate.
We have to start, of course, with the best of the best.