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The AFI Movie meme

Posted by debraroby on August 24, 2005

So today I have jury duty. Got there at 8:30 am, am home at lunch at noon. So far I filled out a one page vo-wa-dear form and watched a 10 minute video about the importance of juries. All that in 3 hours before they released us for lunch. I don’t mind doing my civic duty and showing up for jury duty… but MY GOD BE EFFICIENT. When you have 150 people sitting around waiting to DO something… USE THEM OR LET THEM GO HOME.

Anyway, nothing creative to write about today, so I’ve borrowed the meme from Sela’s blog and invite you to have fun, too.

The rules are simple. Copy the AFI top 100 movie list, and highlight in BOLD the movies you’ve seen. All I’ve got to say about this is, maybe it’s my age… maybe it’s movie rentals and NetFlix… but the movies on this list that I haven’t seen… I have usually chosen NOT to see. (lots of violence that I’m not interested in seeing). Of the 33 or so movies that are not IN BOLD, I think I’ve seen parts of many of them.

The Complete List:

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) I know I’ve seen parts, but I couldn’t “get into” it…

2. CASABLANCA (1942)

3. THE GODFATHER (1972)

4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) I’m glad I saw this my spouse who studies military history for fun.

6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) I so do not like this movie.

7. THE GRADUATE (1967)

8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) A great film.

9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) Too hard to watch more than once.

10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) Hokey.. but a holiday tradition.

12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) whistles Col. Bogey March…

14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Watched this last year.. not as good as I remembered.

15. STAR WARS (1977) The only one worth watching again.

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)

18. PSYCHO (1960)

19. CHINATOWN (1974) Not a Jack fan…

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) Still not a Jack fan…

21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) I know I’ve seen parts, but all of it??

23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

24. RAGING BULL (1980)

25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) Strange and dark. Hubby likes it more than I.

27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) I think so… but not sure.

31. ANNIE HALL (1977) Don’t get all the fuss about this.

32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) Part one was violent enough for me.

33. HIGH NOON (1952) Proof that a score can make a movie.

34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) One of the few movies as good as the book.

35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) Another one that I just recently saw again and didn’t enjoy as much as I remembered.

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)

41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

42. REAR WINDOW (1954) I think my favorite Hitchcock.

43. KING KONG (1933)

44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)

45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)Weirdly violent..

47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)

48. JAWS (1975)

49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) One of those magical pairings. None of the current attempts come close to this one or Lemmon/Mathou.

51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) My favorite Hepburn.

52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

53. AMADEUS (1984)

54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) My mother said I had no soul because I didn’t cry at the end of this movie.

56. M*A*S*H (1970)

57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)

58. FANTASIA (1940) If you’re not high, what’s the point??

59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

61. VERTIGO (1958)

62. TOOTSIE (1982)

63. STAGECOACH (1939)

64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)So scared watching this, I took my dog and checked every door and window in the house.

66. NETWORK (1976)

67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

69. SHANE (1953)

70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) By far the best chase scene ever.

71. FORREST GUMP (1994) Ok, but not worth all the fuss.

72. BEN-HUR (1959) The movie to compare every “Roman” movie to.

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) “director plays with camera”. Did you realize that there is no single shot in thROCKY e movie that lasts longer than 7 seconds?? In the entire friggin movie.

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) While substitute teaching in a film study class. saw this 3 times in 2 days.

82. GIANT (1956) Rock Hudson, right? was he an architect??

83. PLATOON (1986) Once was enough.

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) Have I mentioned that I don’t like most musicals?? This one is no exception.

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

93. THE APARTMENT (1960)

94. GOODFELLAS (1990)

95. PULP FICTION (1994)

96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) Hepburn and Grant. Happy, happy me.

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)

99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

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