Sunday, June 24, 2007

AFI's Top 100 Films

Last week the American Film Institute released their revised list of the top 100 films of all time. We caught part of the show, but missed the end. I went to their website to look at the list. Here are their top 10 and my two cents.
1. Citizen Kane -- very good movie, but probably not my own #1
2. The Godfather -- I've only seen bits and pieces
3. Casablanca -- own the DVD. Several Bogart pics in the top 100 including the Maltese Falcon and the African Queen (also have on DVD).
4. Raging Bull -- surprised this is so high
5. Singin' in the Rain -- I really don't care for musicals. Who breaks out into spontaneous singing and dancing during the day?
6. Gone With the Wind -- never seen the whole movie, just scenes.
7. Lawrence of Arabia -- own the DVD. Great cinematography!
8. Schindler's List -- powerful
9. Vertigo -- very good Hitchcock movie. He had several in the top 100 including Psycho, Rear Window, and North by Northwest. I'd swap Rear Window and Vertigo in the ranking.
10. The Wizard of Oz -- there's no place like home!

Go to their website to see the rest of the list. They also have a good flash piece that lets you review the list in groups of ten and get some basic information on films you choose. Click here to check it out. What do you think of the list?

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