100 Years … 100 Movies… 10th Anniversary

The American Film Institute is updating the 100 Greatest Films list with 10 years of films to add into the running.

The Lord of The Rings, Titanic, Brokeback Mountain are all possiblities to be included on the updated list.

Of course, the AFI is being annoying by making you register to see who is even on the ballot and then not letting you see the ballot. (Personally, I want to see which movies were removed from the ballot.)

I’m just glad I finished the first AFI list in time to begin a new one.

All the information you need to access the ballot is here. Good luck.

UPDATE: I have accessed the ballot! You can view it here. Hopefully it works for you, if not, follow the first the link and you should access everything you need to see the list.
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Here’s Another AFI List (Blah)

I feel really blah and out of it today. Plus I just realized that the American Film Institute announced another movie list…. in September. So now I am blah and behind on the times. Here it is:

1 Singin’ in the Rain 1952
2 West Side Story 1961
3 The Wizard of Oz 1939
4 The Sound of Music 1965
5 Cabaret 1972
6 Mary Poppins 1964
7 A Star is Born 1954
8 My Fair Lady 1964
9 An American in Paris 1951
10 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944
11 The King and I 1956
12 Chicago 2002
13 42nd Street 1933
14 All That Jazz 1979
15 Top Hat 1935
16 Funny Girl 1968
17 The Band Wagon 1953
18 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942
19 On The Town 1949
20 Grease 1979
21 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954
22 Beauty and the Beast 1991
23 Guys and Dolls 1955
24 Show Boat 1936
25 Moulin Rouge!

How many have you seen? Any major oversights? Sound off below.

Airing Tonight: Sir Sean Connery Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Airing tonight on the USA Network at 9pm est, Sir Sean Connery will be receiving the American Film Institutes Life Achievement Award.

Sir Sean Connery is an international film icon. Though best remembered for creating one of the great film heroes of all time, his talents transcend typecasting, and his body of work not only stands the test of time, but illuminates a career more extraordinary than James Bond himself. Sir Sean is an artist of the highest order, and AFI is honored to present him with its 34th Life Achievement Award.” – Sir Howard Stringer, chair, AFI Board of Trustees.

Check it out. It should be a good show.

100 Years…100 Cheers

Here’s the official list:

1 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
2 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
3 SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
4 ROCKY (1976)
5 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
6 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
7 THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
8 BREAKING AWAY (1979)
9 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
10 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
11 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
12 APOLLO 13 (1995)
13 HOOSIERS (1986)
14 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
15 THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962)
16 NORMA RAE (1979)
17 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
18 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959)
19 THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
20 PHILADELPHIA (1993)
21 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
22 THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942)
23 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
24 NATIONAL VELVET (1944)
25 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)
26 THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
27 HIGH NOON (1952)
28 FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
29 GANDHI (1982)
30 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
31 GLORY (1989)
32 CASABLANCA (1942)
33 CITY LIGHTS (1931)
34 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
35 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
36 ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
37 FORREST GUMP (1994)
38 PINOCCHIO (1940)
39 STAR WARS (1977)
40 MRS. MINIVER (1942)
41 THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
42 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
43 GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
44 SPARTACUS (1960)
45 ON GOLDEN POND (1981)
46 LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963)
47 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
48 THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
49 MEET JOHN DOE (1941)
50 SEABISCUIT (2003)
51 THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
52 DEAD POET’S SOCIETY (1989)
53 SHANE (1953)
54 RUDY (1993)
55 THE DEFIANT ONES (1958)
56 BEN-HUR (1959)
57 SERGEANT YORK (1941)
58 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
59 DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
60 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
61 SOUNDER (1972)
62 BRAVEHEART (1995)
63 RAIN MAN (1988)
64 THE BLACK STALLION (1979)
65 A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
66 SILKWOOD (1983)
67 THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
68 AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982)
69 THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957)
70 COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER (1980)
71 COOL HAND LUKE (1967)
72 DARK VICTORY (1939)
73 ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000)
74 GUNGA DIN (1939)
75 THE VERDICT (1982)
76 BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962)
77 DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989)
78 THELMA & LOUISE (1991)
79 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
80 BABE (1995)
81 BOYS TOWN (1938)
82 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971)
83 MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936)
84 SERPICO (1973)
85 WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (1993)
86 STAND AND DELIVER (1988)
87 WORKING GIRL (1988)
88 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
89 HAROLD AND MAUDE (1972)
90 HOTEL RWANDA (2004)
91 THE PAPER CHASE (1973)
92 FAME (1980)
93 A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001)
94 CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (1937)
95 PLACES IN THE HEART (1984)
96 SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER (1993)
97 MADAME CURIE (1943)
98 THE KARATE KID (1984)
99 RAY (2004)
100 CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981)

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Personally, I’m not surprised that It”s a Wonderful Life is number 1. What I’m surprised by is how many recent films are included on the list. It makes me wonder what would happen if the American Film Institute updated the Greatest 100 Moies of All-Time List.

Also, I’m having issues uploading pictures. So it may be while before I can fix that and it’s going to irritate me if I can’t.

100 Years… 100 Cheers

Airing tonight on CBS at 8:00PM, yet another American Film Institute List is premiering!!! (Yes, I am very excited; the annual AFI List is in my top 5 movie events. )

This years list focuses on America’s Most Inspiring Movies.

The Criteria:

FEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILM
Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes in length.

AMERICAN FILM
English language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.

CHEERS
Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Whether these movies end happily or not, they are ultimately triumphant–both filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential.

LEGACY
Films whose “cheers” continue to echo across a century of American cinema.

*AFI defines an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States. AFI defines a feature-length film as a motion picture of narrative format that is typically over 60 minutes in length. Only feature-length American films released before January 1, 2005, will be considered.

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I’m not sure which movie will be Number 1. I’m guessing Rocky and It’s a Wonderful Life will be near the top. Maybe even The Wizard of Oz or Norma Rae. Take a guess yourself and read the nominations.

The 300 Nominated Movies

I am expecting an excelllent program.