06 March, 2010

AFI Movies # 2, 3 and 4 done!

I'm totally on a movie roll this month. I've been trying to spend less time arbitrarily clicking round the internet, and more time watching movies I've been meaning to forever. Which is why I made that list of 15 movies on the AFI Top100 List to watch this year. I already posted that I'd watched Jaws. Since then, I've watched:


Which was rather sweet and quite fun. You have to be in the right mood for Chaplin (well, at least, I do), but when you are he can be such fun!

Which was about what I'd expected: typically 70s, angry protagonist in an imperfect world, and not my kind of movie at all. It's not bad, though, and I'm glad I watched it eventually.

This was pretty good. Maybe a bit too over-acted, but that's how they did stuff back then, and the 40s is one of my favourite movie decades. It's pretty much all about greed and how it affects one. Good stuff.

This leaves me only:

1) On The Waterfront (#19)
2) Chinatown (#21)
3) Duck Soup (#60)
4) Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (#73)
5) The French Connection (#93)
6) A Streetcar named Desire (#47)
7) The Bridge on the River Kwai (# 36)
8) Modern Times (#78) .
9) Bonnie and Clyde (#42) .
10) M*A*S*H (#54)
11) Lawrence of Arabia (#7)

But right now, I'm off to catch up on my Oscar movies. Predictions tomorrow!


  1. Looking forward to hearing your predictions! And enjoy your movie watching :)

  2. Can't believe "A Streetcar named Desire" is 6th in your list. Surely you have your reasons, but boy is it a good film! I loved it.
    Well, okay, not LOVED; it was pretty dark and heartbreaking, but the acting in it is legendary. Vivien & Marlon pretty much eat up the screen.

  3. I've just been avoiding it for ages because I don't like the play :-) And actually, now that I think about it, I didn't really pay too much attention to the order I was putting those films in. Some are even movies I WANT to see but never got around to (Duck Soup, Butch Cassidy).

  4. Never saw those two, nor Chinatown, so no insight there. Well, I guess the important thing is that you get to keep your new year's resolution, and have fun while at it, so there.
    PS: I'm loving your blog!


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