So it's been a long time since I was doing this series and it is definitely time I finish it. If you're interested, here are the other movies of AFI's new top 100 list:
81. "Spartacus," 1960.
- I don't need to see this movie to know that I am Spartacus. Though Pepsi certainly has helped with my educations:
82. "Sunrise," 1927.
- Oh! Sunrise! I will never be fully hip till I have seen this movie. And neither will you. Loser.
83. "Titanic," 1997.
- I still haven't seen this. And, frankly, Kate Winslet's breasts not being the draw they once were, I'm not sure I ever will.
84. "Easy Rider," 1969.
- I just heard an interview with Peter Fonda on Fresh Air about this movie. I still have no idea what it's about. If I knew more about it than they ride motorcycles, then maybe I could get more excited. I wonder if the first three minutes would help . . . ?
85. "A Night at the Opera," 1935.♥
- Our copy. Which I've still to watch.
I mean: it's their greatest hit!
Check out these jokes!
86. "Platoon," 1986.
- Oh jeez. I wasn't even born till 1976 and I'm still tired of Vietnam. I'll see Apocalypse Now someday, but beyond that, I make no promises.
87. "12 Angry Men," 1957.♥♥
- Only the best movie ever. And as restricted a Greek tragedy.
Okay, okay. Maybe not the best movie ever. But still....
88. "Bringing Up Baby," 1938.♥♥♥
- This is part of the box set I've mentioned before. And no I haven't seen it. But I'm awful excited to see that famous bathrobe.
Hey! Why should I wait?
89. "The Sixth Sense," 1999.♥♥♥
- The first time I saw it? Scared the crap out of me.
The second time I saw it? A beautiful story of married love.
The third time I saw it? A moving tale of a boy and his mother.
Every time I've seen it? Excellent.
90. "Swing Time," 1936.
- What? This is a real movie?
91. "Sophie's Choice," 1982.
- Although I've heard marvelous things about Meryl's accent, I always think of this as That Overacted Abortion Movie. Which description really doesn't have that many selling points in it. I think I'd rather hit the abortion genre in Romania.
92. "Goodfellas," 1990.
- Sorry, 'fellas. I've nothing against mob movies, but I really need to watch the Godfather trilogy first. I'm sure you understand.
93. "The French Connection," 1971.
- Finally. A top-100 film that's all about cops shooting people.
94. "Pulp Fiction," 1994.♥
- I've seen this movie not from the beginning or not till the end several times on the tele and it hasn't won me over. Plus, the excerpt of dialogue I read in the New Yorker when the film first came out was utterly unintelligible. I couldn't find the content amidst the swarms of ficklings. So there's that too.
95. "The Last Picture Show," 1971.
- I never wanted to see this movie before it played such a big role in Stephen King's last book.
96. "Do the Right Thing," 1989.
- Because seeing this Spike Lee joint is the right thing.
What I'm feeling right now?
That's white guilt.
97. "Blade Runner," 1982.♥
- Hhhhh. Which one??????
98. "Yankee Doodle Dandy," 1942.
- Instead of grapefruiting people . . .
he's singing and dancing!
So much nicer.
99. "Toy Story," 1995.♥♥♥
- No, it's not their best. Yes, it's on here to represent all Pixar films. Yes, it's still awesome. Yes, Mr. Lasseter, I am available to start work this summer. Thank you for asking.
100. "Ben-Hur," 1959.♥?
- Have I seen it?
I don't know.
"Cause the Bible tells me so.
Anyway, that's the best 100 American movies according the the AFI's current whims.
What I need to do this year is actually watch some more of them.
So my goal this year is to watch all the movies on the list I own but have not yet seen, viz.
- 01. Citizen Kane*
02. The Godfather
05. Singin' in the Rain*
10. The Wizard of Oz*
32. The Godfather Part II
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs*
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark*
85. A Night at the Opera
88. Bringing Up Baby
89. The Sixth Sense*
*I've seen these ones, just not since we got our own copy. If I finish the others, I'll start working on them.
And on! To 2008!
(if you want to come watch one with us, let me know)