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Fried Brainzzzz

My brain is officially fried. No inspiration for an entry.

In the meantime, amuse yourselves with this meme on the American Film Institute.

Back to the salt mines . . .

Hi ho, hi ho . . .


The American Film Institute, for the 100th anniversary of American movies, compiled a list of the best American movies of those 100 years. Put an X next to each movie you've seen, then count how many X's there are.

1. ( ) CITIZEN KANE (1941) (I fell asleep on two sepearte occasions trying to watch this. It doesn't deserve to be on this list - Weebaby)

2. (X) CASABLANCA (1942)

3. (X) THE GODFATHER (1972)

4. (X) GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

5. (X) LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

6. (X) THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

7. (X) THE GRADUATE (1967)

8. ( ) ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

9. (X) SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)

10. ( ) SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

11. (X) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

12. ( ) SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

13. (X) THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

14. (X) SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

15. (X) STAR WARS (1977)

16. (X) ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

17. (X) THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)

18. (x) PSYCHO (1960)

19. (X) CHINATOWN (1974)

20. ( ) ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)

21. ( ) THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

22. (X) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

23. (X) THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

24. ( ) RAGING BULL (1980)

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

26. (X) DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)

27. (X) BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

28. (X) APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

29. (X) MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

30. ( ) THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

31. (X) ANNIE HALL (1977)

32. (X) THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

33. (X) HIGH NOON (1952)

34. ( ) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

35. ( ) IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

36. ( ) MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

37. ( ) THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)

38. ( ) DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

39. ( ) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)

40. (X) NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

41. (X) WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

42. ( ) REAR WINDOW (1954)

43. (X) KING KONG (1933)

44. ( ) THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)

45. ( ) A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

46. (X) A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

47. ( ) TAXI DRIVER (1976)

48. (X) JAWS (1975)

49. (X) SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

50. (X) BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

51. ( ) THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

52. ( ) FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

53. (x) AMADEUS (1984)

54. ( ) ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

55. (X) THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

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

57. ( ) THE THIRD MAN (1949)

58. (X) FANTASIA (1940)

59. ( ) REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

60. (X) RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

61. (X) VERTIGO (1958)

62. (X) TOOTSIE (1982)

63. ( ) STAGECOACH (1939)

64. (X) CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

65. (X) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

66. (x) NETWORK (1976)

67. (X) THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

68. ( ) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

69. ( ) SHANE (1953)

70. (x) THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)

71. (X) FORREST GUMP (1994)

72. (X) BEN-HUR (1959)

73. ( ) WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

74. ( ) THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

75. ( ) DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

76. ( ) CITY LIGHTS (1931)

77. ( ) AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

78. (X) ROCKY (1976)

79. (X) THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

80. ( ) THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

81. ( ) MODERN TIMES (1936)

82. ( ) GIANT (1956)

83. (X) PLATOON (1986)

84. ( ) FARGO (1996)

85. (X) DUCK SOUP (1933)

86. ( ) MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

87. (X) FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

88. ( ) EASY RIDER (1969)

89. (X) PATTON (1970)

90. ( ) THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)

91. (X) MY FAIR LADY (1964)

92. ( ) A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

93. ( ) THE APARTMENT (1960)

94. (X) GOODFELLAS (1990)

95. (X) PULP FICTION (1994)

96. ( ) THE SEARCHERS (1956)

97. ( ) BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

98. ( ) UNFORGIVEN (1992)

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

100. (X) YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)


Final count:

0-10 = Do you even know what a good movie is?
11-25 = You're not a total American recluse, but you need to raid the Classics section at Blockbuster.
26-50 = Fair enough! You're an average American, who sees enough movies, good and bad, to get by culturally.
51-70 = An avid classic movie watcher. *pats back*
71-90 = A VERY avid classic movie watcher! Movies must be a BIG hobby of yours.
91-100 = OK, did you get this list ahead of time and PURPOSELY watch every movie on it? Holy guacamole! You're really the stuff that dreams are made of. :-)

Holy cow! I counted 56. For someone who doesn't watch much of anything, that's quite a lot!

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
greta_k
Jul. 26th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
You have NEVER seen Dances With Wolves? or An American in Paris? or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? or To Kill a Mockingbird?!? Child, we are going to have to fix that one weekend!
belfebe
Jul. 26th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
I know. But I have seen most of the Marx Brothers movies, All About Eve, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dracula (with Bela Lugosi) and The Mummy (with Boris Karloff). Does that help?
perronelle
Jul. 27th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Gee I think we need an old Movie Night.

I've seen all except Platoon, Apocalypse Now, the Searchers? don't remember that, and only part of RAging Bull.

But Amadeus??? in the top 100? It was a fun movie but not great. And where is Fritz Lang's Metropolis? It may be a repetious and boring to some but it was extraordinary for its time. And I'd prefer Mel Brooks Frankenstein to Bela Lugosi's
belfebe
Jul. 27th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and where is Charade? And High Noon? And Arsenic and Old Lace? Much better than Chinatown, IMHO.
perronelle
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
High Noon is there. And I agree about Chinatown. And my thoroughly biased opinion that LOTR should be there too. Even if it isn't fifty years old.
belfebe
Jul. 27th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Amen
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