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Propose the next AFI list

 
 
Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2006 11:01 am
Last night I watched the last twenty minutes of the American Film Institute's (AFI's) "100 Years ... 100 Cheers," which was something about the most inspirational American movies. And the AFI list actually did inspire me, but not in the way that it probably intended. Rather, I was inspired to think that maybe it's time for the AFI to STOP MAKING ALL THESE GODAWFUL LISTS! Really, AFI, this thing has gotten completely out of control. Here's a list of the AFI lists:

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 CHEERS (2006)
AFI's GREATEST MOVIE MUSICALS (2006)
AFI's 100 YEARS OF FILM SCORES (2005)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIE QUOTES (2005)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 SONGS (2004)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 HEROES & VILLAINS (2003)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 PASSIONS (2002)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 THRILLS (2001)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 LAUGHS (2000)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 STARS (1999)
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES (1998)

I suppose, however, that the AFI has figured out that it has a successful, albeit increasingly picayune and irrelevant, formula on its hands (sorta' like Dan Brown), so it's unlikely to stop with the lists. With that in mind, I suggest that we propose the next AFI list, and (to help the voters) you should include the top ten movies for that list. For instance:

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MONKEYS

1. King Kong (1933)
2. King Kong (2005)
3. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
4. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
5. Bedtime for Bonzo ((1951)
6. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
7. The Jungle Book (1967)
8. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
9. Monkey Business (1931)
10. King Kong (1976)

Any others?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2006 11:06 am
Hilarious, Joe . . . i doubt, though, that i'm clever enough to match your effort. If anything occurs to me, i'll be back to trample on your thread.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2006 11:23 am
AFI's 100 YEARS... 100 CRIPS

1. The Miracle Worker (1962)
2. Rain Man (1988)
3. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
4. Mask (1994)
5. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
6. Forrest Gump (1994)
7. The English Patient (1996)
8. Love Story (1944)
9. Scent of a Woman (1992)
10. Nell (1994)
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2006 11:40 am
Inspirational, sozobe!

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MORE OR LESS FUNCTIONAL ALCOHOLICS

1. The Lost Weekend (1945)
2. Casablanca (1942)
3. The Bank Dick (1940)
4. The Thin Man (1934)
5. Ironweed (1987)
6. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
8. Cat Ballou (1965)
9. Clean and Sober (1988)
10. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jun, 2006 09:28 pm
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Creeps

1. Hannibal Lector -- "The Silence of the Lambs"
2. The Demon -- "The Exorcist" (otherwise known as Mercedes MaCambridge
3. Frankenstein -- "Frankenstein"
4. Damien -- "The Omen," including the really good remake
5. Amon Goeth -- "Schindler's List"
6. Tommy Udo -- "Kiss of Death"
7. Bela Lugosi as Dracula -- "Dracula"
8. Gollum -- "The Lord of the Rings"
9. Harry Powell -- "The Night of the Hunter"
10. Harry Lime -- "The Third Man"
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jun, 2006 04:42 pm
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MILLION (more or less) BUGS

1. The Swarm (1978) (killer bees)
2. Them! (1954) (ants)
3. Arachnophobia (1990) (spiders)
4. Joe's Apartment (1996) (cockroaches)
5. Beginning of the End (1957) (grasshoppers)
6. Eight-Legged Freaks (2002) (spiders)
7. Starship Troopers (1997) (extraterrestrial bugs)
8. Naked Lunch (1991) (talking cockroach)
9. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964) (really big moth)
10. What's Opera, Doc? (1957) (Bugs Bunny)
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2006 08:40 am
Of course, of the 100 Creeps -- who could forget Hans Beckert in "M?" Peter Lorre, of course, has portrayed other unforgettable creeps and would likely be on the list of 100 more than a few times.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 09:47 am
This was a great idea for a thread. No more takers?

100 Best Movie Kisses (Brokeback Mountain?)
100 Best Movie Sex Scenes (Body Heat?)
100 Best Movie Car Chases (includings, planes, trains, rickshaws, etc.)
(The French Connection?)
100 Best Movie Hair (Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code?)
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 01:00 am
Top dog movies.

Old Yeller (with a mutt)

Lassie (with a collie)

101 Dalmatians (with some unknown breed)

The 101 Problems of Hercules (with a Kuvasz!)

The Call of the Wild (with a German Sheperd)

White Fang (with a wolf hybrid)

The Incredible Journey (with a Bull Terrier and Labrador Retriever)

Turner and Hoortch (with a Mastiff)

K-9 (with a German Shepherd Dog)

After the Thin Man (with a Wire Fox Terrier)

Air Bud (with a Golden Retriever)

Babe (with two Border Collies)

The Wizard of Oz (with a Cairn Terrier)

all get two paws up and a wag of the tail at the Kuvasz Ranch
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:15 am
Well, surely a list of 100 dog movies should be accompanied by:

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 CATS

1. That Darn Cat! (1965)
2. Rhubarb (1951)
3. Cats and Dogs (2001)
4. Garfield (2004)
5. Cat Ballou (1965)
6. Cat People (1942 and 1982)
7. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
8. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
9. Milo and Otis (1986)
10. Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:19 am
Laughing No actual cat in some of those movies!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:28 am
100 Snakes in the Movies

1. The Jungle Book
2. The Snake Pit
3. The Godfather
4. All About Eve
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Escape from New York
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
10. Anaconda
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:33 am
Lightwizard wrote:
Laughing No actual cat in some of those movies!

Admittedly. But you try to come up with a list of ten movies that feature cats (there are tons of movies, of course, that have cats). Not easy.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:36 am
Lightwizard wrote:
100 Snakes in the Movies

1. The Jungle Book
2. The Snake Pit
3. The Godfather
4. All About Eve
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Escape from New York
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
10. Anaconda

You left out 5 and 8:

5. SSSSSSS (1973)
8. Snakes on a Plane (in production)
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 08:54 am
Ooops, don't know how that happened -- must have been in the edit.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 09:58 am
My 5 and 8 were "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Kill Bill II."
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 10:20 am
Where were snakes in "The Godfather"? Or "All About Eve"?
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 10:26 am
There were a plethora of human snakes in "The Godfather," and Eve was the snake in "All About Eve." There's more than one defintion for snake. You're not really taking this thread that seriously, are you, eoe? Laughing
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 02:23 pm
Ooops.
I guess I was. Rolling Eyes
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 05:15 pm
top bird movies.

maltese falcon
the flight of the phoenix
the birds!
three days of the condor.
the bluebird.
the vikings.. great eyeball mauling scene of kirk douglas.
the birdcage
robin hood
the sea hawk
wings
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