Srah makes some errors, AFI-wise

I have discovered some inconsistencies in my AFI Top 100 list. I had some question as to whether I'd seen Tootsie all the way through before starting this endeavor and that seems to have thrown my count off. Either way, I've seen it all the way through now. I also wasn't sure if I'd seen Dances With Wolves all the way through or if I'd only seen part of it, but let me put it this way: I am not watching Dances With Wolves again. So now that I've gone through the list again and ended up with a different number than I started with, the list will have to be adjusted. There's going to be an odd leap from 61 to 64. Pardon my confusion.

#64: Stagecoach - A pretty good look at the way people interact in high-pressure situations as opposed to in everyday life. It was kind of sad.

#65: Platoon - After watching Munich, I needed to watch something lighthearted. Like... Platoon. One interesting fact that I learned from IMDb is that the role of Sgt. Barnes was offered to Kevin Costner. Just think! Instead of a washed-up, wrinkly old has-been, he could have been a washed-up, wrinkly old has-been who was in Platoon! (Note: I am not watching Dances With Wolves again). I kind of wish I'd started counting instances of the word "fuck" from the beginning. Entire conversations seem to be made up entirely of this word. Also, Young Johnny Depp is hot. The movie was surprisingly good. I've been pleasantly surprised by AFI war movies so far!

#66: The Apartment - This is another one of those movies that I always meant to see but never thought of when I was at the video store. Hooray for the AFI! It was very good and Shirley Maclaine was adorable. I only wish I had saved it a little longer, so that it would be an incentive to get through Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy and The Grapes of Wrath (ye gods)...

See also: #48-54, #55-58, #59-61

srah - Monday, 23 January 2006 - 7:59 PM
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Comments (2)

gravatar alfie - January 23, 2006 - 10:12 PM -

Ew to the ones you have left!

gravatar sarah - January 24, 2006 - 4:27 PM -

easy rider and midnight cowbowy are both really good. give them a chance.

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