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.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.

When I was younger, I always wanted to have Mary Poppins fly into my home and become my nanny. So this makes me incredibly happy.

I LOVE Julie Andrews. She is one of the rare movie actresses who managed to keep working despite the limits Hollywood sets for female actresses. (She deserves a lifetime achievement award just for that.)

Andrews was the first choice to play Eliza Doolite in My Fair Lady ( she had originated the role on Broadway but the part eventually went to Audrey Hepburn). Reportedly, Jack L. Warner didn’t believe she would be photogenic enough.

Did any of that matter? No. That same year (1964) , Julie Andrews starred in two feature films. Mary Poppins and The Americanization of Emily, winning the Academy Award for Mary Poppins.

Julie Andrews’ film career can be summed up with one iconic cinematic moment.