Location: Los Angeles, California

Monday, June 18, 2007

AFI Top 100

On Wednesday night, the American Film Institute will unveil its list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time.

This is the second time they've made such a list, the last being 10 years ago. I remember watching that TV special. I was 12 years old, and at the time I was wondering what the hell this "Citizen Kane" movie was all about.

The Top 10 on the 1997 list were:

1. Citizen Kane
2. Casablanca
3. The Godfather
4. Gone With the Wind
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. The Wizard of Oz
7. The Graduate
8. On the Waterfront
9. Schindler's List
10. Singin' in the Rain

This time around, I think the top 3 will remain the same, but in what order? Will voters have gotten tired of hearing that "Kane" is the supposed best film of all time? Perhaps, and that may clear the way for "Casablanca" or "Godfather."

Logically, one should never bet against "Kane," but I'm going to predict a "Casablanca" upset just for the fun of it.

Oh boy, aren't lists fun? And completely meaningless, too.


Blogger Kevin said...

Did you see Lawrence of Arabia yet?

10:40 PM  
Blogger John said...

Not yet. I'm seeing it Saturday on the big screen.

1:23 PM  

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