Tuesday, April 14, 2009

FORUM: TCM's List of The 15 Most Influential Classic Films...

So, as is normal, every website and their mother come out with list, it seems, on a daily basis. However, while I personally don't care about the 25 Best Films Involving a Female Lead who also Happens to be a Python, I do love me some classics lists. Whether it be AFI's 100 Best Films list, or this one, there is something interesting about comparing your beliefs to that of other sites. So here it is, TCM's list of the 15 Most Influential Classic Films.

1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
2. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
3. Metropolis (1927)
4. 42nd Street (1933)
5. It Happened One Night (1934)
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
7. Gone with the Wind (1939)
8. Stagecoach (1939)
9. Citizen Kane (1941)
10. The Bicycle Thief (1947)
11. Rashomon (1950)
12. The Searchers (1956)
13. Breathless (1959)
14. Psycho (1960)
15. Star Wars (1977)

I, being the geek I am, have seen all but one (42nd Street), and must say, these are all films that are in my top 100 list, and they definitely have had an influence on me, and on film as a whole.

That said, this is a forum post, which calls for a little reader participation. Two things; first, what films on list list have you seen, or what films do you think SHOULD be on this list? The films need to have been released before 1980. Second, what modern films do you think will be on this list 100 years from now?

Come back later for more news and notes...

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