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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7 Responses to “Forty-two films”

  1. I’d have to go with;

    “Apocalypse Now”
    “The Godfather”
    “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
    “The Graduate”
    “To Kill a Mockingbird”



  2. Come on Mookie! “Do the Right Thing”


    Rob G

  3. “Do The Right Thing” deserves its place in the top 100, I think. But you know what? I think Spike Lee’s best film was actually “Malcolm X” (1992).



  4. If it’s Spike Lee, it’s She’s Gotta Have It



  5. That’s a dynamite flick!



  6. “She’s Gotta Have It” is great. Our intro to Mars Black-man of Nike commercial fame.

    Dum, you still gots that toothbrush that DJ gave you?


    Rob G

  7. I just bought a new pair of Air Jordans a couple of weeks ago, and I was telling my friend about how Dave Stroud presented me with a toothbrush shortly after I bought my first pair of Air Jordans. “Buggin’ Out” would have been proud of us.

    “Man, why don’t you go back to Massachusetts?”



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