AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

..and why not?
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AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Nov 2018, 19:44

How many have you seen?

I got 94/100 - never bothered to see the crap ones.
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Dayodead » 09 Nov 2018, 19:56

99/100....Sunrise (1927) is the only one I haven't seen..

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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Nov 2018, 20:22

Dayodead wrote:99/100....Sunrise (1927) is the only one I haven't seen..


That one is my favorite silent film of all.

Ones I never bothered with:

Forrest Gump
Shawshank Redemption
Lord of the Rings
Sixth Sense
Toy Story

One I ought to have seen:

Yankee Doodle Dandy
1966 and all that

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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Dayodead » 09 Nov 2018, 22:24

GoogaMooga wrote:
Dayodead wrote:99/100....Sunrise (1927) is the only one I haven't seen..


That one is my favorite silent film of all.

Ones I never bothered with:

Forrest Gump
Shawshank Redemption
Lord of the Rings
Sixth Sense
Toy Story

One I ought to have seen:

Yankee Doodle Dandy


Wow...Really ? How did you avoid those five ? Seems tough...Gump is an overly sentimental lump, but the others are worth checking out, yes, even Shamalamadingdong's movie, which is his only decent film.. (Though, I think one must be into the sort of LOTR type things to enjoy Jackson's opus fully...)..

Will get around to Sunrise eventually, I guess...Silents are my weaker area in film...

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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Nov 2018, 23:21

Shawshank I'd give a go, top IMDB rating, FWIW
Sixth Sense put me to sleep in the cinema
I don't like Pixar and all those computer animated films
Lord of the Rings not my cuppa
Forrest is just too dumb, and I was never crazy about Tom Hanks
1966 and all that

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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Nov 2018, 20:57

57/100
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 12 Nov 2018, 15:36

Ive been listening to a really great podcast going through this whole list:

https://www.unspooledpodcast.com
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Nov 2018, 17:39

The only ones I haven't seen are Intolerance and Sunrise: A Song about Two People.

I just watched Shane again Saturday night and Best Years of Our Lives, Thursday night.
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Nov 2018, 18:38

The list is fine - but it's the same American films you see in list after list everywhere. The filmic equivalent of a Rolling Stone albums list. I've said it so many times here, but you guys are infinitely more accepting of the classic film canon than you are of the classic rock one.
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Nov 2018, 19:19

Matt Wilson wrote:The list is fine - but it's the same American films you see in list after list everywhere. The filmic equivalent of a Rolling Stone albums list. I've said it so many times here, but you guys are infinitely more accepting of the classic film canon than you are of the classic rock one.


I agree with you, Matt. Some of those I wouldn't rate as classics. Good, maybe, but not classics.
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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Hightea » 12 Nov 2018, 20:05

while there are a number of classic the list is a little weak. Have to admit I've seen most of them a few times.
Only four I'm not sure I've seen (although I've seen clips of all four)
1. The General
2. Intolerence
3. Sunrise
4. Swingtime

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Re: AFI 100 years, 100 movies, how many have you seen?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Nov 2018, 20:32

Matt Wilson wrote:The list is fine - but it's the same American films you see in list after list everywhere. The filmic equivalent of a Rolling Stone albums list. I've said it so many times here, but you guys are infinitely more accepting of the classic film canon than you are of the classic rock one.

Whereas I always say the opposite. You guys are far more accepting of less mainstream cinema than you are of less mainstream music.
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