Silence is of the gods; monkeys chatter. - Buster Keaton

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The American Film Institute’s Top 100 Films of all time: Masterpost

"In 1998, AFI invited more than 1,500 leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics among them – to choose from a list of 400 nominated films compiled by AFI and select the 100 greatest American movies."

Citizen Kane (1941)

Casablanca (1942)

The Godfather (1972)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Graduate (1967)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Schindler’s List (1993)

Singin’ in the Rain (1953)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Star Wars (1977)

All About Eve (1950)

The African Queen (1951)

Psycho (1960)

Chinatown (1974)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Raging Bull (1980)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Annie Hall (1977)

The Godfather Part II (1974)

High Noon (1952)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

It Happened One Night (1934)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

North by Northwest (1959)

West Side Story (1961)

Rear Window (1954)

King Kong (1933)

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Jaws (1975)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

From Here To Eternity (1953)

Amadeus (1984)

All Quiet On the Western Front (1930)

Sound of Music (1965)

MASH (1970)

The Third Man (1949)

Fantasia (1940)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Vertigo (1958)

Tootsie (1982)

Stagecoach (1939)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Network (1976)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

An American in Paris (1951)

Shane (1953)

The French Connection (1971)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Ben Hur (1959)

Wuthering Heights (1939)

The Gold Rush (1925)

Dances With Wolves (1990)

City Lights (1931)

American Graffiti (1973)

Rocky (1976)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Modern Times (1936)

Giant (1956)

Platoon (1986)

Fargo (1996)

Duck Soup (1933)

Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)

Frankenstein (1931)

Easy Rider (1969)

Patton (1970)

The Jazz Singer (1927)

My Fair Lady (1964)

A Place In the Sun (1951)

The Apartment (1960)

Goodfellas (1990)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

The Searchers (1956) 

Bringing Up Baby (1938) 

Unforgiven (1992)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) 

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

I did make this post and find the links myself so if any of the links are broken or there’s a spelling error, please let me know in my ask box! x

Interesting to note that AFI presented a new list ten years later with Keaton’s “The General” at #18. “The Birth of a Nation” was gone and “Intolerance” was now on the list. There were several other interesting additions and subtractions.

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Here are her questions and my answers….

1. Favorite dessert?

coconut cream pie

2. What is the last dream you can remember?

Gee, I never remember my dreams. Guess that’s why I’m constantly day-dreaming.

3. If you were a musical instrument, which one would you be?

a sexy saxophone

4. Favorite movie soundtrack and why?

I’m going with original movie scores here and say “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”

5. Least favorite genre of music?


6. 1930s musicals or 1950s musicals?


7. A popular movie you don’t care for.

Gosh, there are so many, but “Transformers” is way up there.

8. Top three favorite books

"The Dead Zone"  "Ordinary People"  "A Christmas Carol"

(Bonus Answer: for a fun read try “Cinnamon and Gunpowder”)

9. If money were no object, what would you do with yourself?

I’d try to wake up because I’d have to be dreaming.

10. Three qualities you admire in a person?

honesty… humor… faithfulness

11. Which historical person would you most like to meet if you could?

Buster Keaton

Would anyone else like to play? Let me know and I’ll send you my questions.