Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

AFI 100 from Deb

Taking Deb's challenge in Bold are all the movies I have seen from the AFT 100 Best Movies. I need to get out more.


1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) Rosebud....poor little rich guy

2. CASABLANCA (1942)

3. THE GODFATHER (1972)

4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) Noel Coward said that if Peter O'Toole had been any more beautiful in this movie they would have had to change the name to Laura of Arabia

6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

7. THE GRADUATE (1967)

8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) I coulda been a contender...

9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) Moving, dramatic fabulous that it was shot in B/W

10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) seen it so many times I know the dialogue

12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) Another William Holden fav

13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

15. STAR WARS (1977)

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)

18. PSYCHO (1960)

19. CHINATOWN (1974)

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) Kudos to Michael Douglas

21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Wow! Has sci-fi come a long way

23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

24. RAGING BULL (1980)

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

26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) Peter Sellers and Sterling Hayden were a scream; laughed so hard I cried

27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) Ronnie's favorite Bogart movie

31. ANNIE HALL (1977) Bad wardrobe that Diane wore for way too long

32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

33. HIGH NOON (1952)

34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) Gregory Peck at his best; Robert Duvall's 1st movie

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. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

42. REAR WINDOW (1954)

43. KING KONG (1933)

44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)

45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) A perfect movie...love Tennessee Williams

46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)When I did theatre, this was one of our fav movies.

47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)

48. JAWS (1975)

49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

53. AMADEUS (1984)

54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) Absolutely hated it

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

57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)

58. FANTASIA (1940) When you are five, it gets you high.

59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) Oh, Jimmy, how great you could've been.

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) Thought the book was better

66. NETWORK (1976) Fabulous performances, great comment on news as entertainment

67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) Lawrence Harvey was magnificent

68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

69. SHANE (1953)

70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) Gene Hackman at his best, next to The Conversation

71. FORREST GUMP (1994) Sappy, maudlin, tired of movies telling me how I should feel

72. BEN-HUR (1959) .

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) Too romantic, Laurence Oliver is almost too beautiful

74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)

77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

78. ROCKY (1976)

79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) De Niro, Walken and Streep as children..so young but so good

80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) Loved William Holden in anything

81. MODERN TIMES (1936)

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

83. PLATOON (1986) No where near the best on the subject....Oliver has done better

84. FARGO (1996) Funniest, dark humor ever

85. DUCK SOUP (1933)

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

88. EASY RIDER (1969) The anthem of my generation

89. PATTON (1970)

90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)

91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) Barbra can sing; Omar was handsome...not much else

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

93. THE APARTMENT (1960)

94. GOODFELLAS (1990)m Love Gabriel Byrne

95. PULP FICTION (1994) Too funny for a violent movie; launched John's comeback

96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) Possibly the best western ever. Buddy Holly's song "That'll Be the Day" came from a line by John Wayne

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)

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

100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

This is too sad...there are only four movies on this list that I haven't seen....obsession coming on.

5 comments:

Carol Logan Newbill said...

But My Fair Lady was Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Where did Streisand and Omar Sharif come in?

Coyote said...

Mother dear do not feel too bad obsession must run in the family I have seen all but -5- of those movies... Poor little rich boy indeed! *scoffs* My Mother mocks the greatest film of the modern era, the shame, the shame...

Debra said...

Streisand and Sharif are FUNNY GIRL...

Deb R said...

I just did this list and was really shocked to find out how many I *haven't* seen! I consider myself a huge movie fan, but I've only seen a little over half of these for sure (with a few in the "iffy" category...can't quite remember if I've seen the whole movie or just bits and pieces of it.)

But then again, there are many, MANY movies I would put on MY top 100 list that aren't on theirs. :-)

Rayna said...

Kinda scary to think that I saw every one of those 1950's movies for the first time in the actual movie theater. Ice cream sodas after the movie were 25 cents. Aarrggggh -where did it all go??

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