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Is there a top ten? 08 Jan 2001 17:53 #1106

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I was reading a Rolling Stone Peter Travers rant about the Y2uck year of movies and he proposed a good problem: name the ten best movies of the year WITHOUT including foreign, independent, or the lesser known small distribution films. Actually that's more like ...."try" and name ten.

In no particular (and skipping the films screened the last couple days of 2000 to make the acads): Nurse Betty, Gladiator, Best In Show, Wonder Boys, Almost Famous, Erin Broc..., The Grinch, Chicken Run, High Fidelity, that's nine...I'm thinking!!!........... and I'm stretching!!!!! I left Dogma out but I would have included it and a bunch of others that were the saving grace but they did not come through the majors! What say ye? Did I forget some?


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Re: Is there a top ten? 08 Jan 2001 18:18 #1107

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Mike,

All we show is "foreign, independent, or the lesser known small distribution films." Jeeze, I wonder, do you think we are on to something?


Ky's favorate film this year was Almost Famous which we didn't show. I don't have a favorate film because I am still realing from haveing grossed a million dollars and still not makeing a profit!


But for 2001 my favorate film is O' Brother, Where Art Thou? Because not only is it a great movie, but it is kicking some serious booty in the box office.

"Did you know that there is a feller in there who will pay you $10 ta sing in to a can!"
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Re: Is there a top ten? 09 Jan 2001 10:04 #1108

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Is that "sing into a can" line from O' Brother! because it sounds very funny. I was watching "Raising Arizona" the other night thinking that there were too dammed many people like that who live way too close to me! Red necks are a whole lot more romantic when you don't have to actually experience them. And I forgot O' Brother: I'll pull What Womens Want! and replace it, but wait a min: did that screen in 2000?

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Re: Is there a top ten? 09 Jan 2001 12:44 #1109

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Gee,that's a hard one! Although it wasn't any Gladiator by a long shot. Could we possibly include Space Cowboys?
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Re: Is there a top ten? 09 Jan 2001 12:55 #1110

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You can include anything you want: it's your list! But outside of the "best barf on film ever" I don't see Cowboys in there!

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Re: Is there a top ten? 10 Jan 2001 15:24 #1111

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But it looks like they needed art and indies to make the list....

AFI TAPS 2000'S TOP 10

Jury's selections ran gamut, blockbusters to indies

By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, CHARLES LYONS

WASHINGTON -- The American Film Institute Tuesday announced the
10 pics capturing its first Movie of the Year awards, which honored
everything from swinging gladiators to silky canines to drug addiction to a
buxom Julia Roberts.

A 12-member jury that convened in Los Angeles over the weekend sought
to select a slate of pics that ran the gamut, from blockbuster mainstream
fare to more provocative independent productions. The common thread:
films that inspired audiences, made a mark on American society, advanced
the art form or enhanced Hollywood's heritage.

The 10 pics: "Almost Famous," "Before Night Falls," "Best in Show," "Erin
Brockovich," "Gladiator," "High Fidelity," "Requiem for a Dream,"
"Traffic," "Wonder Boys" and "You Can Count on Me."
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