Friday, June 1, 2007

Cool Link of the Day


The Baby Name Wizard (click title). Plug in any name and see how popular it is now or was at any time over the last 100 or so years. Way cool!

Classic Comedy Movie Clip of the Day

If you didn't know this was Tim Burton's first major movie, this scene gives it away. PW later finds out that Marge is a ghost who died in the accident she describes.

100 Years, 100 Movies


The top 100 American movies of all time, compiled in 1996 by the American Film Institute to commemorate a century of American cinema. I've seen 82 of 100 (
unseens in yellow). Can anyone top that?

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)

2. CASABLANCA (1942)

3. GODFATHER, THE (1972)

4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

6. WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)

7. GRADUATE, THE (1967)

8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)

10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

13. BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)

14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

15. STAR WARS (1977)

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

17. AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)

18. PSYCHO (1960)

19. CHINATOWN (1974)

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)

21. GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)

22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

23. MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)

24. RAGING BULL (1980)

25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)

27. BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)

28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

30. TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

31. ANNIE HALL (1977)

32. GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)

33. HIGH NOON (1952)

34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

37. BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)

38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)

40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

42. REAR WINDOW (1954)

43. KING KONG (1933)

44. BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)

45. STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)

46. CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)

47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)

48. JAWS (1975)

49. SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

50. BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

51. PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE (1940)

52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

53. AMADEUS (1984)

54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

55. SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)

56. M*A*S*H (1970)

57. THIRD MAN, THE (1949)

58. FANTASIA (1940)

59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

61. VERTIGO (1958)

62. TOOTSIE (1982)

63. STAGECOACH (1939)

64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

65. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)

66. NETWORK (1976)

67. MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)

68. AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)

69. SHANE (1953)

70. FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)

71. FORREST GUMP (1994)

72. BEN-HUR (1959)

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

74. GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)

77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

78. ROCKY (1976)

79. DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)

80. WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)

81. MODERN TIMES (1936)

82. GIANT (1956)

83. PLATOON (1986)

84. FARGO (1996)

85. DUCK SOUP (1933)

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

88. EASY RIDER (1969)

89. PATTON (1970)

90. JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)

91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)

92. PLACE IN THE SUN, A (1951)

93. APARTMENT, THE (1960)

94. GOODFELLAS (1990)

95. PULP FICTION (1994)

96. SEARCHERS, THE (1956)

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)

99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)


Trivia: 400 movies were considered for the top 100 spots. Some of the titles considered might surprise you. That list is later.


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