>> Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Tomorrow night the American Film Institute unveils its 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest American films with its 100 Years... 100 Movies special (shouldn't it be 110 years?). If you're a movie fan, booze movies or otherwise, you won't want to miss this clip fest of some of the greatest films from the silent era forward.
To tie in with the big show (CBS, 8pm Eastern), the AFI has started a special blog to find out your favorite film. If you want to leave your two cents, here's a link-->http://blog.afi.com/100movies/
If I were to choose my top ten favorite American movies, in descending order they would be:
10) The Wild Bunch (1969)
9) City Lights (1931)
8) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
7) Mary Poppins (1964)
6) His Girl Friday (1940)
5) The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
4) The Bank Dick (1940)
3) The Third Man (1949) (Technically a British film, but it has made the AFI's list before)
2) The General (1927)
1) The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
A couple of them might make the AFI's list (probably not Phibes). Tomorrow night, I'll be parkin' it on the couch with a bowl a popcorn and a couple of fingers of whiskey to find out.
What are your favorite films (alky-content encouraged but not mandatory)?