21 Jun 2007

Forty-two films

Posted by dumpendebat

The American Film Institute has released the latest version of its Top 100 American Films list.

I’ve seen only 42 of them, and four of those I remember so dimly and vaguely that I really might as well never have seen them at all. How many of them have you seen, readers?

What do you think of the top ten? For my money, “Raging Bull” (1980) is the best American film of all time (AFI puts it at #4). I can appreciate “Citizen Kane” (1941) as a technical achivement, a milestone in film history, and I think it deserves its lofty place in the canon of Great Cinema, but I did not find it enjoyable to watch and I couldn’t say I actually liked it.

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