Thursday, June 15, 2006

AFI's 100 Most Inspirational Films.

Last night I watched the television show about the American Film Institute's list of 100 inspirational films

The top five:

    1. It's a Wonderful Life
    2. To Kill a Mockingbird
    3. Schindler's List
    4. Rocky
    5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
All movies that I love, except for Schindler's List, which I saw too young to really remember (and possibly understand?), but the clip they showed for it was...I don't know what word to use. It's the scene with Schindler so upset, thinking he could have saved more.

I watched To Kill a Mockingbird again the other day. That movie--and the book--is so spectacular. Wasn't Atticus Finch voted the greatest American hero somewhere? Because he so is.

Sidney Poitier was the actor who appeared in the most movies on the list, with five (In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Lilies of the Field, The Defiant Ones, and Raisin in the Sun).

Why doesn't he act anymore? He was good. I always wanted to see In the Heat of the Night and haven't yet. (Actually, the show pointed out that Poitier was in the most, but Gary Cooper was also in five of the movies on the list.)

5 comments:

Nick said...

Let me get this straight... It's a wonderful life got top? Really? I honestly thought the only reason why he shouldn't have droped off the bridge was that he would have suffered first. I was gonna let him have a gun.

Stefanie said...

You don't like the movie? Tsk. My brother would take you out for that! ((le soja))'s mom doesn't like it, either. But what's more inspiring than people realizing that everyone matters to someone, that everyone's life has an impact on the world and that we aren't alone? Not to mention the little man taking down big business! Or that our loved ones will always be there for us. It's v. inspiring!

Nick said...
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Stefanie said...

I can still read that comment, you know.

Nick said...

Haha - well I was thinking of moving but then I was like - well that's rash dumbass! :D Haha I am over it. Every once in a blue moon I get antsy. I just need to get out of Ohio. Its been a few months. Just for a few days. I can't stay stagnet! :D