Saturday, June 23, 2007 - AFI has new 100 greatest movies list

Of the new eligible films since the AFI's original list (i.e., anything released between 1996 and 2006), only "Titanic," "Saving Private Ryan," "The Sixth Sense" and "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" made the cut, all sprinkled within the final 100.

Not too exciting to me.

Other additions to the list: "The General," "Intolerance," "Nashville," "Sullivan's Travels," "Cabaret," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" "The Shawshank Redemption," "In The Heat of the Night," "All the President's Men," "Spartacus," "Sunrise," "A Night at the Opera," "12 Angry Men," "Swing Time," "Sophie's Choice," "The Last Picture Show," "Do the Right Thing," "Blade Runner" and "Toy Story."

Titles that didn't make the cut this time: "Doctor Zhivago," "Birth of a Nation," "From Here to Eternity," "Amadeus," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "The Third Man," "Fantasia," "Rebel Without a Cause," "Stagecoach," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Manchurian Candidate," "An American in Paris," "Wuthering Heights," "Dances With Wolves," "Giant," "Fargo," "Mutiny on the Bounty," the 1931 "Frankenstein," "Patton," "The Jazz Singer," "My Fair Lady," "A Place in the Sun" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner."
I think I'm most bothered about The Manchurian Candidate. Fargo seems kind of unlikely for a list like this.

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