For many film critics, 1939 is the best year for films, what with Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, The Women, Stagecoach. According to Brain Raferty, 1999 is right up there with 1939, what with sterling cinematic classics like ElectionBoys Don’t Cry, Fight Club, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, among others. Raferty does a great job when writing about how political, cultural, and economical forces influenced Hollywood.