Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Tops?

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Remember how we all bitched when the American Film Institute came out 10 years ago with its list of the 100 greatest American movies ever made? Now that the group has come out with another list a mere 10 years down the road, prepare for some more griping. Here’s a quick look at highlights and low points, with titles in alphabetical order. (And I like pretty much all titles cited; I just don't think some come close to being among the all-time 100.)

Five Best Additions Since The Last List: All the President’s Men, Blade Runner, Do the Right Thing, A Night at the Opera, Sullivan’s Travels.

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All the President's Men

Five Most Unfortunate Deletions Since The Last List: Frankenstein, The Manchurian Candidate, Rebel Without a Cause, Stagecoach, The Third Man.

Five Best Exclusions Since The Last List: Doctor Zhivago, Giant, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, My Fair Lady, A Place In the Sun.

Five Worst Inclusions Since The Last List: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Shawshank Redemption, The Sixth Sense, Sophie’s Choice, Titanic.

20 Deserving Titles That Made Neither List: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Awful Truth, The Bank Dick, The Big Sleep, Broadcast News, Bull Durham, The Empire Strikes Back, The Great Escape, His Girl Friday, Laura, Meet Me In St. Louis, Notorious, Paths of Glory, The Quiet Man, Reds, Rio Bravo, To Be Or Not to Be, Top Hat, White Heat, Young Frankenstein.

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