Booze News: 100 Years... 100 Movies, not necessarily booze related

>> 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)?

2 comments:

Michael K June 21, 2007 at 8:14 AM  

I have watched this show a few times in the past and I always get all bent out of shape. How the fuck does North By Northwest not break the top 10?

garv June 21, 2007 at 4:53 PM  

Not a single W.C. Fields film on the list. The Great Man was robbed again.

Overall, I was happy with the list. Some of my favorites made it, as did a few films that I hate (THE SOUND OF MUSIC and HIGH NOON). One question, though--as much as I love LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, how does it qualify for the list? It's a British film with a mainly British cast filmed in the Middle East. How is it considered an American movie?

Some classics that didn't make the cut...

His Girl Friday
Out of the Past
Bride of Frankenstein
The Third Man
My Darling Clementine
Rio Bravo
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Bank Dick
It's a Gift
Mary Poppins
Fargo
Gunga Din
Babe
White Heat
Rushmore
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Pinocchio

I could go on, but I won't.

Cheers,
garv

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