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AFI's new Top 100: Shawshank, Spartacus in, Patton, Fargo out

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    AFI announced their new list Wednesday. Among the comings and goings...

    (AP): Here are some facts and trivia about the American Film Institute's new list of top-100 U.S. movies, with some comparisons to the institute's first such list in 1998:

    — Out of the 43 newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006, only four made the new top-100 list: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Saving Private Ryan," "Titanic" and "The Sixth Sense."

    — Nineteen other movies that failed to make the cut in 1998 landed on the list this time: "The General," "Intolerance," "Nashville," "Sullivan's Travels," "Cabaret," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "The Shawshank Redemption," "In the Heat of the Night," "All the President's Men," "Spartacus," "Sunrise," "A Night at the Opera," "12 Angry Men," "Swing Time," "Sophie's Choice," "The Last Picture Show," "Do the Right Thing," "Blade Runner" and "Toy Story."

    — Twenty-three films on the 1998 list dropped out of the top-100 this time: "Dr. Zhivago," "The Birth of a Nation," "From Here to Eternity," "Amadeus," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "The Third Man," "Fantasia," "Rebel Without a Cause," "Stagecoach," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Manchurian Candidate," "An American in Paris," "Wuthering Heights," "Dances With Wolves," "Giant," "Fargo," "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Frankenstein," "Patton," "The Jazz Singer," "My Fair Lady," "A Place in the Sun" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

    — The earliest film represented is 1916's "Intolerance" and the
    newest is 2001's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."

    — The 1970s is the most-represented decade, with 20 films.

    — Only three films hold the same rank they held on the 1998 list: "Citizen Kane" at No. 1, "The Godfather Part II at No. 32 and "The Best Years of Our Lives" at No. 37.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Here's the new complete list of AFI's updated top 100

    2007 AFI List of Top-100 Movies

    By The Associated Press

    Posted: Jun. 20 11:12 p.m.

    The American Film Institute's 2007 list of the top-100 American movies:

    1. "Citizen Kane," 1941.
    2. "The Godfather," 1972.
    3. "Casablanca," 1942.
    4. "Raging Bull," 1980.
    5. "Singin' in the Rain," 1952.
    6. "Gone With the Wind," 1939.
    7. "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962.
    8. "Schindler's List," 1993.
    9. "Vertigo," 1958.
    10. "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.
    11. "City Lights," 1931.
    12. "The Searchers," 1956. "was 96 in '97, made a huge jump up the charts, not sure its worth it"
    13. "Star Wars," 1977.
    14. "Psycho," 1960.
    15. "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1968.
    16. "Sunset Blvd.", 1950.
    17. "The Graduate," 1967.
    18. "The General," 1927. "Highest ranked newcomer"
    19. "On the Waterfront," 1954.
    20. "It's a Wonderful Life," 1946.
    21. "Chinatown," 1974.
    22. "Some Like It Hot," 1959. "still holds up"
    23. "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940.
    24. "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," 1982.
    25. "To Kill a Mockingbird," 1962.
    26. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," 1939.
    27. "High Noon," 1952.
    28. "All About Eve," 1950.
    29. "Double Indemnity," 1944.
    30. "Apocalypse Now," 1979.
    31. "The Maltese Falcon," 1941.
    32. "The Godfather Part II," 1974. "lone sequel"
    33. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975.
    34. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 1937.
    35. "Annie Hall," 1977.
    36. "The Bridge on the River Kwai," 1957. "too high"
    37. "The Best Years of Our Lives," 1946.
    38. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," 1948.
    39. "Dr. Strangelove," 1964.
    40. "The Sound of Music," 1965.
    41. "King Kong," 1933.
    42. "Bonnie and Clyde," 1967.
    43. "Midnight Cowboy," 1969.
    44. "The Philadelphia Story," 1940.
    45. "Shane," 1953.
    46. "It Happened One Night," 1934.
    47. "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1951.
    48. "Rear Window," 1954.
    49. "Intolerance," 1916.
    50. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," 2001.
    51. "West Side Story," 1961.
    52. "Taxi Driver," 1976.
    53. "The Deer Hunter," 1978.
    54. "M-A-S-H," 1970.
    55. "North by Northwest," 1959.
    56. "Jaws," 1975.
    57. "Rocky," 1976.
    58. "The Gold Rush," 1925.
    59. "Nashville," 1975.
    60. "Duck Soup," 1933.
    61. "Sullivan's Travels," 1941.
    62. "American Graffiti," 1973.
    63. "Cabaret," 1972.
    64. "Network," 1976.
    65. "The African Queen," 1951.
    66. "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 1981.
    67. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", 1966.
    68. "Unforgiven," 1992.
    69. "Tootsie," 1982. "reach"
    70. "A Clockwork Orange," 1971.
    71. "Saving Private Ryan," 1998.
    72. "The Shawshank Redemption," 1994.
    73. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969.
    74. "The Silence of the Lambs," 1991.
    75. "In the Heat of the Night," 1967.
    76. "Forrest Gump," 1994.
    77. "All the President's Men," 1976.
    78. "Modern Times," 1936.
    79. "The Wild Bunch," 1969.
    80. "The Apartment, 1960.
    81. "Spartacus," 1960.
    82. "Sunrise," 1927.
    83. "Titanic," 1997.
    84. "Easy Rider," 1969.
    85. "A Night at the Opera," 1935.
    86. "Platoon," 1986.
    87. "12 Angry Men," 1957.
    88. "Bringing Up Baby," 1938.
    89. "The Sixth Sense," 1999. "over-Rated"
    90. "Swing Time," 1936.
    91. "Sophie's Choice," 1982.
    92. "Goodfellas," 1990.
    93. "The French Connection," 1971.
    94. "Pulp Fiction," 1994.
    95. "The Last Picture Show," 1971.
    96. "Do the Right Thing," 1989. too low
    97. "Blade Runner," 1982.
    98. "Yankee Doodle Dandy," 1942.
    99. "Toy Story," 1995. "reach"
    100. "Ben-Hur," 1959.
  3. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    "The General," own it, love it, truly great
    "Intolerance," seen it
    "Nashville," own it, deserving
    "Sullivan's Travels,"nope
    "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,"yup
    "The Shawshank Redemption,"yup, but i'm not a huge fan, alone again
    "In the Heat of the Night," one of my all timers, don't know how Guess Who was on the list but ITHOTN wasn't
    "All the President's Men,"own it, deserving for Robards performance
    "Spartacus," yup
    "A Night at the Opera," own it
    "12 Angry Men,"yup
    "Swing Time," nope
    "Sophie's Choice,"yup, didn't like it, hate Streep
    "The Last Picture Show," own it, great, like the book better
    "Do the Right Thing," own it, meeting Danny Aiello one of my life highlights
    "Blade Runner"yeah, not a big fan
    and "Toy Story." I have children

    Re deletions

    I'd still want these ones in top 100 Dr. Zhivago," "The Birth of a Nation," "From Here to Eternity," "Amadeus," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "The Third Man,how did this drop off, strangest change" "Fantasia," "Rebel Without a Cause," "Stagecoach," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Manchurian Candidate," "An American in Paris," "Wuthering Heights," "Dances With Wolves," "Giantthough RWAC would do," "Fargothough I'd accept Raising Arizona," "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Frankensteinthough Dracula is my fave," "Patton," "The Jazz Singer," "My Fair Lady," "A Place in the Sun" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

    YHS, etc
  4. Ten years later they do another list?
    Oww come on.
    Why? Has the 100 greatest movies changed that much in 10 years or are is somebody that hard up for attention, ratings, etc.?

    I don't care if AFI picked the perfect 100 movies this time around. To redo this list 10 years later screams lack of creditbilty.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    GF II at 32..... fucking crazy.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Couldn't agree more. Smells like something cooked up to fill CBS airtime and make cash registers sing at movie rental joints, as people will now rush to check off the "new" 100.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    definitely delegitimizes the AFI.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I hate that Patton dropped out, but I'm glad Shawshank got in ... I guess.
  9. The only reason I can see The Third Man being dropped is because it's not an American film.

    Can't figure out Patton's drop, however. Seven Academy Awards, and an iconic performance by George C. Scott. The Huns have won.

    I only caught the last few minutes of the show: did they explain why LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring was included and not the jaw-dropping Return of the King?

    Sullivan's Travels is a great film.

    I think they included Last Picture Show so they could have Dr. Elliot Kupferberg as a commentator.
  10. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    You should really use the sarcasm font when you say something absurd like that.
  11. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I remember renting "Citizen Kane" and after I was finished watching it, saying to myself, "That's the No. 1 movie of all time?"
  12. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Dancing With Wolves not on the list? Travesty.

    Fargo dropped off? Oh yeah? (love the movie, but not sure it's top 100 material)

    Great to see 12 Angry Men and All the President's Men on the list.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is WAY too low.
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