Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The AFI 100 Movie Meme

First Debra did it. Then Gabrielle did it. Then Teri did it. Did what? Went through the list of AFI's Greatest American Movies and told what they had and hadn't seen, with a little commentary. So here's my list. If it's in bold I've seen it. If it's in plain text I haven't. If it's in italics, I'm not sure. There are a few on the list where I know I've seen at least parts of the movie, but I'm a little fuzzy on if I've ever actually sat down and watched the entire thing all the way through. Like Debra, many of the ones I haven't seen are by choice. They just don't interest me. But there are a few on my unwatched or "maybe" list that I'd like to see sometime. 1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) - we ALL know what Rosebud means by now, right? 2. CASABLANCA (1942) 3. THE GODFATHER (1972) 4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) - won an Oscar for best picture the year I was born, but I've never seen it. 6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) - unlike Debra, I love this movie! 7. THE GRADUATE (1967) - this one, OTOH, I didn't love so much. 8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) 9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) - Glad I saw it. Never want to see it again. 10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) - LOVE IT!!!! (I adore musicals in general and am a huge fan of Gene Kelly.) 11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) - huge fan of Jimmy Stewart too, and I love this movie even if some of it is almost too sappy to bear 12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) - the one the movie quiz said I was most like, but I'm not sure I've ever seen the entire thing. As a rule, I'm not a film noir fan. 13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) 14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) 15. STAR WARS (1977) - where I first developed a crush on Harrison Ford 16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) 18. PSYCHO (1960) 19. CHINATOWN (1974) 20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) 21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) 22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) - I didn't get it. I still don't get it. 23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) 24. RAGING BULL (1980) 25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) - who remembers how young and cute Drew Barrymore was back then?? 26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) 27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) 28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) - bleah. Hated the book. Hated the movie even more. The horror, the horror.... 29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) 30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) 31. ANNIE HALL (1977) - I'm with Teri on this one....I detest Woody Allen 32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) 33. HIGH NOON (1952) - "Do not forsake me oh my darling...." 34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) - I liked the movie. Then I read the book and LOVED it. Now I don't like the movie as much. They left out too much of the story. 35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) - "Young people in love are seldom hungry...." 36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) 37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) 38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) 39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) 40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) - If I'd been born 40 years earlier I probably would have been a Cary Grant stalker. Yeah, I know about the bisexual rumors and that people say the real Cary wasn't very nice. But in the movies? He totally does it for me. Sigh. And I love Alfred Hitchcock's stories, so this one and "To Catch a Thief" are both big favorites of mine. 41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)- even with some great tunes the whole Romeo/Juliet storyline is a downer 42. REAR WINDOW (1954) 43. KING KONG (1933) 44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) 45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) - bleah 46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) 47. TAXI DRIVER (1976) 48. JAWS (1975) 49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) 50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) - "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head...." 51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) - Cary Grant. Jimmy Stewart. Katharine Hepburn. Yum. It just doesn't get any better. Off to have a little fantasy now.... 52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) 53. AMADEUS (1984) 54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) 55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) - unlike the rest of y'all, I liked it! Ok, yeah, it's sappy and unrealistic. But the scenery is gorgeous, I still find myself singing some of the songs. 56. M*A*S*H (1970) - I liked the TV show better 57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) 58. FANTASIA (1940) 59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) 60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) - Aaahhhhh....Harrison was even more yummy in this than in the Star Wars movies. Loved the third one too, with Sean Connery. Didn't care too much for the second movie. 61. VERTIGO (1958) 62. TOOTSIE (1982) - "You slut!" 63. STAGECOACH (1939) 64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) 65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) - Liked the movie. Loved the book, in an "omigawd this is so creepy I may never sleep again" sort of way. 66. NETWORK (1976) 67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) 68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 69. SHANE (1953) 70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) - I feel almost certain I watched this with my mom years ago, but I remember nothing about it at all so I won't bold-type it. This is one of those I'd like to see and see if it comes back to me. 71. FORREST GUMP (1994) - yawn 72. BEN-HUR (1959) 73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) 74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) 75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) 76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) 77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) 78. ROCKY (1976) 79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) 80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) 81. MODERN TIMES (1936) 82. GIANT (1956) - another I feel almost certain I watched with Mom, but really don't remember anything about it. 83. PLATOON (1986) - yuck 84. FARGO (1996) 85. DUCK SOUP (1933) 86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) 87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) 88. EASY RIDER (1969) 89. PATTON (1970) 90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) 91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) - bleah to the storyline, but I love the music and costumes. 92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) 93. THE APARTMENT (1960) 94. GOODFELLAS (1990) 95. PULP FICTION (1994)- Quentin Tarantino...ya either love his movies or ya hate 'em. I happen to love 'em, even with all the violence and crudeness. Although I like "Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2" even more than this one. 96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) 97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) 98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) 99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) 100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

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