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« on: June 18, 2008, 11:19:18 AM »

The top ten movies in each of 10 movie genres. I watched this last night and they did actually pick some decent movies.


http://www.afi.com/10top10/


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 09:55:17 PM »

I saw a little bit of this last night.  The 10 films in each category were not bad, subject to the usual picks intended to generate debate, but... I was disappointed that horror was not deemed one of the top ten categories.  It was not even lumped in with fantasy; the only movie on the fantasy list that might qualify as horror is KING KONG.  No BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN anywhere to be found. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 10:08:28 PM »

I saw a little bit of this last night.  The 10 films in each category were not bad, subject to the usual picks intended to generate debate, but... I was disappointed that horror was not deemed one of the top ten categories.  It was not even lumped in with fantasy; the only movie on the fantasy list that might qualify as horror is KING KONG.  No BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN anywhere to be found. 
Good comments; I'll log in and karma you.  BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is on my top 10 list, and though that list is easily reassessable, that film will always occupy some spot in the top 10. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 01:04:30 PM »

There you are, AllHallows!!! Karma to you, sir!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 03:02:38 PM »

My family owns EVERY animation movie on that list, my dad and I were making our predictions that night as we watched, Alladin didn't win animation or fantasy though, what a rip.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 11:44:50 PM »

Whoa, whoa whoa ... you mean "Back to the Future" made the list but the grandfather of Sci-Fi "Metropolis" didn't? Some wrong with that list.

And since when was just regular old COMEDY not a classic genera? Oh they had Romantic Comedy, what about all the others?
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008, 03:04:35 PM »

Whoa, whoa whoa ... you mean "Back to the Future" made the list but the grandfather of Sci-Fi "Metropolis" didn't? Some wrong with that list.

And since when was just regular old COMEDY not a classic genera? Oh they had Romantic Comedy, what about all the others?

I think "Metropolis" is regarded as being a German film, and as A.F.I. stands for the American Film Institute, only American films are included. Of course, I have seen "The Third Man" claimed both by the A.F.I., as being American, and the B.F.I. or British Film Institute as being British.

I have two basic problems with the list.

On a more personal level, while the films chosen are "good," and they are "good," I never have equated "good" with "enjoyable." Indeed, there are a number of "bad" films, which have been reviewed here, that I find more "enjoyable," than the films chosen by the A.F.I.

And on a less personal level, I have a problem with some of the film generas chosen. As several of the film generas chosen are actually subsets of the more classic film generas. Animation would mostly fall under fantasy. Romantic comedy under comedy. Sports and courtroon drama under drama. Gangster under mystery or drama. And Epic under war or action and adventure.  Thus, here are the ten classic film generas that (IMHO) the A.F.I. should have used.

Action and adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Musical
Mystery
Science Fiction
War
and Western
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008, 03:14:22 PM »

Whoa, whoa whoa ... you mean "Back to the Future" made the list but the grandfather of Sci-Fi "Metropolis" didn't? Some wrong with that list.

And since when was just regular old COMEDY not a classic genera? Oh they had Romantic Comedy, what about all the others?

I think "Metropolis" is regarded as being a German film, and as A.F.I. stands for the American Film Institute, only American films are included. Of course, I have seen "The Third Man" claimed both by the A.F.I., as being American, and the B.F.I. or British Film Institute as being British.

I have two basic problems with the list.

On a more personal level, while the films chosen are "good," and they are "good," I never have equated "good" with "enjoyable." Indeed, there are a number of "bad" films, which have been reviewed here, that I find more "enjoyable," than the films chosen by the A.F.I.

And on a less personal level, I have a problem with some of the film generas chosen. As several of the film generas chosen are actually subsets of the more classic film generas. Animation would mostly fall under fantasy. Romantic comedy under comedy. Sports and courtroon drama under drama. Gangster under mystery or drama. And Epic under war or action and adventure.  Thus, here are the ten classic film generas that (IMHO) the A.F.I. should have used.

Action and adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Musical
Mystery
Science Fiction
War
and Western


Nonsense!  That's fair, varied, and a guarantee to have a place for every movie!  Balderdash!  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008, 04:19:06 PM »

Whoa, whoa whoa ... you mean "Back to the Future" made the list but the grandfather of Sci-Fi "Metropolis" didn't? Some wrong with that list.

And since when was just regular old COMEDY not a classic genera? Oh they had Romantic Comedy, what about all the others?

I think "Metropolis" is regarded as being a German film, and as A.F.I. stands for the American Film Institute, only American films are included. Of course, I have seen "The Third Man" claimed both by the A.F.I., as being American, and the B.F.I. or British Film Institute as being British.

I have two basic problems with the list.

On a more personal level, while the films chosen are "good," and they are "good," I never have equated "good" with "enjoyable." Indeed, there are a number of "bad" films, which have been reviewed here, that I find more "enjoyable," than the films chosen by the A.F.I.

And on a less personal level, I have a problem with some of the film generas chosen. As several of the film generas chosen are actually subsets of the more classic film generas. Animation would mostly fall under fantasy. Romantic comedy under comedy. Sports and courtroon drama under drama. Gangster under mystery or drama. And Epic under war or action and adventure.  Thus, here are the ten classic film generas that (IMHO) the A.F.I. should have used.

Action and adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Musical
Mystery
Science Fiction
War
and Western


Nonsense!  That's fair, varied, and a guarantee to have a place for every movie!  Balderdash!  BounceGiggle

Yes, you are right. It is fair, unless you are a fan of . . .

Bride of Frankenstein
Dracula
The Exorcist
Frankenstein
Halloween
Night of the Living Dead
Psycho
Rosemary's Baby
The Wolfman
etc.

The A.F.I has managed to ignore a whole film genera, that over the years has managed to create several films, those named and others,  that are far superior to the ones celebrated by the A.F.I.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008, 07:51:03 PM »

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I think "Metropolis" is regarded as being a German film, and as A.F.I. stands for the American Film Institute, only American films are included.

Hey it was pre WWII so I think that we should claim it as ours now, war booty.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2008, 03:54:13 PM »

Whoa, whoa whoa ... you mean "Back to the Future" made the list but the grandfather of Sci-Fi "Metropolis" didn't? Some wrong with that list.

And since when was just regular old COMEDY not a classic genera? Oh they had Romantic Comedy, what about all the others?

I think "Metropolis" is regarded as being a German film, and as A.F.I. stands for the American Film Institute, only American films are included. Of course, I have seen "The Third Man" claimed both by the A.F.I., as being American, and the B.F.I. or British Film Institute as being British.

I have two basic problems with the list.

On a more personal level, while the films chosen are "good," and they are "good," I never have equated "good" with "enjoyable." Indeed, there are a number of "bad" films, which have been reviewed here, that I find more "enjoyable," than the films chosen by the A.F.I.

And on a less personal level, I have a problem with some of the film generas chosen. As several of the film generas chosen are actually subsets of the more classic film generas. Animation would mostly fall under fantasy. Romantic comedy under comedy. Sports and courtroon drama under drama. Gangster under mystery or drama. And Epic under war or action and adventure.  Thus, here are the ten classic film generas that (IMHO) the A.F.I. should have used.

Action and adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Musical
Mystery
Science Fiction
War
and Western


Nonsense!  That's fair, varied, and a guarantee to have a place for every movie!  Balderdash!  BounceGiggle

Yes, you are right. It is fair, unless you are a fan of . . .

Bride of Frankenstein
Dracula
The Exorcist
Frankenstein
Halloween
Night of the Living Dead
Psycho
Rosemary's Baby
The Wolfman
etc.

The A.F.I has managed to ignore a whole film genera, that over the years has managed to create several films, those named and others,  that are far superior to the ones celebrated by the A.F.I.

I'm not sure if you misread me or if I misread you but when I posted that I meant that your idea was fair varied and guaranteed for a place with every movie.  Unfortunatley there's no sarcasm emoticon to allow me to express that so I can see where a mistake can be found.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2008, 03:59:35 PM »

Unfortunatley there's no sarcasm emoticon to allow me to express that so I can see where a mistake can be found.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2008, 04:31:16 PM »

Unfortunatley there's no sarcasm emoticon to allow me to express that so I can see where a mistake can be found.
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