The last film I saw to complete this goal was “The Jazz Singer.” It came out on DVD this week, and I was going to rent it, but ended up watching it on Turner Classic Movies instead (they aired it the same day it released on DVD).
I’ve now seen 100/100 of both the original and 10th anniversary AFI best movies lists.
I am 99/100 done with the original AFI list and 100/100 for the 10th Anniversary AFI list.
Only movie left to watch before I’m done with this goal: The Jazz Singer. It comes out on DVD in October, so I’ll be wrapping up this goal then.
3 more watched from the 10th Anniversary list since my last entry: Sullivan’s Travels, Do the Right Thing, and Intolerance.
I have 2 left on the original AFI list: Giant and The Jazz Singer. I thought I might have to hunt for The Jazz Singer, but it comes out on DVD (again, I think) in October, so yay. I’ll rent it from Netflix.
I have 3 left on the 10th Anniversary AFI list: Swing Time, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and Nashville.
My most recent watches are “All Quiet on the Western Front” from the original AFI List and “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” from the 10th Anniversary List. I liked both movies.
Left to go . . .
Original list: Giant, The Jazz Singer
10th Anniversary list: Intolerance, Nashville, Sullivan’s Travels, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Swing Time, Do the Right Thing
I’ve watched 3 more from the original AFI list: Wuthering Heights, The Philadelphia Story, and Birth of a Nation.
My husband was present while I was watching “The Philadelphia Story” and he has been quoting the movie ever since. “C.K. Dexter Haven!” I laughed a lot, though I didn’t care for some of the general plot and I especially didn’t care for the ending.
I found “Birth of a Nation,” with its 3-hours+ long running time and racism (I’d heard it was racist, but . . . dang!), very hard to get through.
I’m 94/100 for the original AFI list and 92/100 for the 10th Anniversary list that just came out this week.
From the older list, I’ve yet to see: The Birth of a Nation, The Philadelphia Story, All Quiet on the Western Front, Stagecoach, Giant, The Jazz Singer.
From the newer list: The Philadelphia Story, Intolerance, Nashville, Sullivan’s Travels, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Sunrise, Swing Time, Do the Right Thing.
I’ve seen 6 more of the AFI Top 100 since my last entry: It Happened One Night, The Searchers, Unforgiven, Easy Rider, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Graduate.
I least liked Easy Rider. I most liked Unforgiven and The Graduate. I understood and connected to The Graduate’s story and characters, but I felt the opposite with Easy Rider. I’ve never taken any illegal drugs and admit that I do not understand the appeal of 1960’s drug/hippie culture. The end of the movie was quite the shocker! I’m still not quite sure what to make of it.
82 down, 18 to go. A few of those 18 are ones I saw many years ago, but I barely remember them so I’m giving them a re-watch.