the top 100

August 11, 2006

cinema
Looking through the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 American films, I was amazed at how few of them I had actually seen. Something must be done about that, I have decided, so over the next few weeks I anticipate viewing as many as I can fit into my schedule. First up is The Graduate, the 1967 Dustin Hoffman film that “defined a generation” (or so says the back cover) and coming in at #7 on the list. Look for a few thoughts–I may not manage an actual review–on it sometime tomorrow (it’s just after midnight as I write this), with The Godfather and others to follow shortly. And of course, I heartily encourage viewing as many as possible for yourself. They don’t call them “classics” for nil, you know.

–D. S. W.

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One Response to “the top 100”

  1. cd said

    Just take the list with a grain of salt. Or a giant salt shaker (no slight on the Graduate and The Godfather, though; for god’s sake see those).

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