Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another List of the Top 100 Films of All Time

The Telegraph lists in English the Top 100 films of all time according French cinema magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema. I've seen only 38 of them, but a few more are on my TiVo.

7 comments:

Megs said...

Ok, I've seen 8 and have never even heard of the other 92.

And why do you read more UK and French news than I do??? Something's not right.

Howard said...

I don't, the Internet points me at things about movies :)

Irina said...

I've seen 56 and one of them just yesterday - Max Offuls' The Earrings of Madam De...I liked La Rondes much better. I also have a number of them in the Netflix queue. The list is not bad but very subjective, just like any list of that kind would be.

Howard said...

Yes I like these kinds of lists for two reasons. First they give me a good list of films to see. Second, they can spawn some fun debates (better done over drinks).

kim said...

I think I've seen 20 of them. But I've seen (parts of) It's a Wonderful Life at least 20 times. It was off copyright for a few years and shown about a 1000 times on TV during the Christmas seasons.

Howard said...

It's a Wonderful Life didn't do well in it's initial run and wasn't well known until it's copyright ran out and it started showing on TV constantly. It's an apt explanation for some of our banking problems today (I forget which of the early bank failings was because of a run on the bank). I just hope more things happen to the execs than what happened to Potter.

Irina said...

I saw It's a Wonderful Life for the very first time during the Christmas season of my first year in the US. My husband was on a business trip and when he came back I told him that he missed the greatest movie of his life.
I was convinced that he would never have another chance to see it...little did I know.