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Saturday, June 23, 2007

entry arrow5:31 PM | How's Your Film Education? Part One

The American Film Institute has just released their 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. And these are the Top Ten...

I give myself a pat in the back because I've seen them all, hehehe. The last time AFI did this list was ten years ago. Of course, it's not meant to be definitive, but is meant to create debate and new interest of the classics in the days when America is bent on giving us such execrable horrors as Batman and Robin and Turistas. I'm ticking away to check my cinematic education. Here are the films in reverse order...

[x] 100. Ben-Hur
[x] 99. Toy Story
[_] 98. Yankee Doodle Dandy
[x] 97. Blade Runner
[x] 96. Do The Right Thing
[x] 95. The Last Picture Show
[x] 94. Pulp Fiction
[x] 93. The French Connection
[x] 92. Goodfellas
[x] 91. Sophie's Choice
[_] 90. Swing Time
[x] 89. The Sixth Sense
[x] 88. Bringing Up Baby
[x] 87. 12 Angry Men
[x] 86. Platoon
[_] 85. A Night at the Opera
[x] 84. Easy Rider
[x] 83. Titanic
[x] 82. Sunrise
[x] 81. Spartacus
[x] 80. The Apartment
[x] 79. The Wild Bunch
[x] 78. Modern Times
[x] 77. All the President's Men
[x] 76. Forrest Gump
[x] 75. In the Heat of the Night
[x] 74. The Silence of the Lambs
[x] 73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
[x] 72. The Shawshank Redemption
[x] 71. Saving Private Ryan
[x] 70. A Clockwork Orange
[x] 69. Tootsie
[x] 68. Unforgiven
[x] 67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
[x] 66. Raiders of the Lost Ark
[x] 65. The African Queen
[x] 64. Network
[x] 63. Cabaret
[x] 62. American Graffiti
[x] 61. Sullivan's Travels
[_] 60. Duck Soup
[x] 59. Nashville
[x] 58. The Gold Rush
[x] 57. Rocky
[x] 56. Jaws
[x] 55. North by Northwest
[x] 54. M*A*S*H
[x] 53. The Deer Hunter
[x] 52. Taxi Driver
[x] 51. West Side Story
[x] 50. The Lord of the Rings
[x] 49. Intolerance
[x] 48. Rear Window
[x] 47. Streetcar Named Desire
[x] 46. It Happened One Night
[x] 45. Shane
[x] 44. The Philadelphia Story
[x] 43. Midnight Cowboy
[x] 42. Bonnie and Clyde
[x] 41. King Kong
[x] 40. The Sound of Music
[x] 39. Dr. Strangelove
[_] 38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
[x] 37. The Best Years of Our Lives
[x] 36. The Bridge on the River Kwai
[x] 35. Annie Hall
[x] 34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
[x] 33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
[x] 32. The Godfather Part II
[x] 31. The Maltese Falcon
[x] 30. Apocalyse Now
[x] 29. Double Indemnity
[x] 28. All About Eve
[x] 27. High Noon
[x] 26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
[x] 25. To Kill a Mockingbird
[x] 24. E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial
[_] 23. The Grapes of Wrath
[x] 22. Some Like It Hot
[x] 21. Chinatown
[x] 20. It's a Wonderful Life
[x] 19. On the Waterfront
[x] 18. The General
[x] 17. The Graduate
[x] 16. Sunset Boulevard
[x] 15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
[x] 14. Psycho
[x] 13. Star Wars
[x] 12. The Searchers
[_] 11. City Lights
[x] 10. The Wizard of Oz
[x] 9. Vertigo
[x] 8. Schindler's List
[x] 7. Lawrence of Arabia
[x] 6. Gone with the Wind
[x] 5. Singin' in the Rain
[x] 4. Raging Bull
[x] 3. Casablanca
[x] 2. The Godfather
[x] 1. Citizen Kane

My score: 93/100. Not bad. How did you score?


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